TCS and Macquarie launch sustainability research and advisory hub

22 January 2024 Consultancy.com.au 3 min. read

Tata Consultancy Services has launched a new sustainability research and innovation centre in conjunction with Macquarie University, with the aim of helping to support emission reductions.

Macquarie University is continuing to build its credentials as a forward-focused institute for industry, this time partnering with Tata Consultancy Services to launch a net zero research and innovation centre in Sydney.

Dubbed the TCS GoZero Hub, the centre aims to support Australian organisations in their efforts to reduce emissions through a multi-disciplinary approach which brings together knowledge and ideas from across academia and industry.

TCS and Macquarie launch sustainability research and advisory hub

TCS and Macquarie University jointly launch the TCS GoZero Hub

“Macquarie University is committed to undertaking world-changing, impactful research and to generating new knowledge through research and innovation that supports transformational sustainability,” stated vice-chancellor S. Bruce Dowton. “Our partnership with TCS will further amplify our impact in exciting new ways as we help to address the global decarbonisation challenge and create a more sustainable, just and equitable society.”

In supporting commercial enterprises, governments, regulatory bodies, and communities in accelerating their carbon neutral ambitions, the TCS GoZero Hub will focus on five core areas of research aligned with the central themes of COP28; climate adaptation and resilience, carbon management, the energy transition, sustainable waste management and the circular economy, and a nature-positive future – along with how to prepare for future climate change.

In addition to the research activities, TCS will provide advisory services and decarbonisation and circular economy digital solutions to organisations tailored to their specific industry and operational contexts, including through customised workplace training and development offerings. Macquarie students will also benefit from the collaboration, with new options for industry work experience, internships, and graduate research placements.

Present at the launch alongside global CEO K Krithivasan, TCS’s Asia Pacific president Girish Ramachandran said, “Innovating to build sustainable futures is something we are extremely passionate about. We are proud to launch the TCS GoZero Hub in partnership with Macquarie University, joining forces to create a leading hub of research, innovation, education and solutions that enable informed decision-making as we move towards a net-zero carbon future.”

The latest launch follows Macquarie’s recent hook-up with another multinational tech consultancy – Fujitsu – to establish an AI research lab, and adds to the growing number of practical collaborations between Australia’s leading universities and the world’s top global advisories, including among others Deloitte and Adelaide University and Infosys at Deakin.

Tata Consultancy Services has likewise partnered with Deakin on developing corporate education programs in emerging technologies.