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Sustainable Energy for All: Industry-Focused Reports

 

Sustainable Energy for All: Opportunities for the Automobile Industry

The automobile industry can make a major impact on the energy sector through the design of its products. The report identifies six priority actions the industry can take to promote the goals of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative. (Accenture/UNGC, 2012)

 

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Sustainable Energy for All: Opportunities for the Chemicals Industry

The chemical industry has a major role to play in helping promote Sustainable Energy for All initiative. Chemical companies are major consumers of electricity and fossil fuels—primarily oil and natural gas—and therefore have a significant opportunity to transform their core operations through improved energy efficiency and through innovations in sustainable energy. The industry can also drive growth and innovation both for itself and for its customers because it is also a principal supplier of materials that make the global economy more energy efficient, and enable the development and deployment of renewable energy technologies. (Accenture/UNGC, 2012)

 

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Sustainable Energy for All: Opportunities for the Construction Industry

The built environment accounts for up to 40 percent of energy consumption in most countries, and this figure is expected to rise. Through improved energy efficiency and innovation in sustainable energy, there is a significant opportunity for construction companies to transform core operations, collaborate across supply chains and maximize realized business value in support of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative. (Accenture/UNGC, 2012)

 

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Sustainable Energy for All: Opportunities for the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry

New packaging techniques and materials offer the greatest opportunities for consumer packaged goods companies to contribute to the goals of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative. The report identifies six priority actions the industry can take to become more energy efficient and to advance its business opportunities in the sustainable energy market. (Accenture/UNGC, 2012)

 

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Sustainable Energy for All: Opportunities for the Financial Services and Insurance Industry

The report identifies five priority actions that the financial services industry can take to help advance the Sustainable Energy for All initiative. (Accenture/UNGC, 2012)

 

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Sustainable Energy for All: Opportunities for the Food and Agriculture Industry

The food and agriculture industry has a unique opportunity to not only become more energy efficient but also to generate new sources of revenue by exploiting waste streams to provide alternative energy fuels. Five priority actions point the way for this industry to help support the Sustainable Energy for All initiative. (Accenture/UNGC, 2012)

 

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Sustainable Energy for All: Opportunities for the Forest Products Industry

As competition for energy and resources grows worldwide, sectors and regions that flourish will be those that can extract the highest value from scarce raw materials, using the least energy. The report investigates how the forest products industry is becoming increasingly innovative, focusing on renewable energy sources and moving away from an over-reliance on fossil fuels, producing niche, specialized products (including new products like biofuels) and managing the future risk of raw materials. (Accenture/UNGC, 2012)

 

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Sustainable Energy for All: Opportunities for the Health Care Industry

The health care industry is highly energy-intensive—and will become more so as developing countries improve their health facilities. The report identifies three priority actions to help this industry support the Sustainable Energy for All initiative. (Accenture/UNGC, 2012)

 

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Sustainable Energy for All: Opportunities for the Industrial Manufacturing Industry

By combining heat and power, and by improving the energy efficiency of the motors used throughout the manufacturing process, industrial manufacturers can reduce their energy consumption dramatically. Specifically, there are five priority actions manufacturers can take to further the Sustainable Energy for All initiative. (Accenture/UNGC, 2012)

 

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Sustainable Energy for All: Opportunities for the Information and Communications Technology Industry

Aside from reducing the power it uses to produce its own products, the information and communications technology industry also has a role to play in designing those products to in turn support the reduction in energy consumption in other industries. The report identifies nine priority actions to help this industry support the Sustainable Energy for All initiative. (Accenture/UNGC, 2012)

 

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Sustainable Energy for All: Opportunities for the Metals and Mining Industry

The metals and mining industry is uniquely positioned to not only create business value related to energy efficiency and increased use of renewable energy, but also as it relates to access to modern energy services through a partnership for sustainable development in areas with little or no existing energy infrastructure. The industry can drive growth and innovation both for itself and for its customers by providing solutions that enable improvements in energy efficiency and the increased deployment of renewable energy. (Accenture/UNGC, 2012)

 

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Sustainable Energy for All: Opportunities for the Oil and Gas Industry

Oil and gas companies are among the main suppliers of global energy, and thus have a vital role to play in supporting the Sustainable Energy for All initiative. In particular, the industry has a vital role to play in transforming the market for sustainable energy. (Accenture/UNGC, 2012)

 

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Sustainable Energy for All: Opportunities for the Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology Industry

The pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry can be a key enabler in increasing access to energy, energy efficiency and renewable energy usage. The industry invests significantly in research and development and continuously provides innovative technologies to many other industries. Specifically, the industry has an opportunity to advance the availability of commercial-scale second generation biofuels which can help the automobile and transportation sectors become more sustainable and efficient. (Accenture/UNGC, 2012)

 

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Sustainable Energy for All: Opportunities for the Professional Services Industry

Through conversations with 766 CEOs worldwide, 93 percent see sustainability as important to their company’s future success. In addition, 96 percent believe that sustainability issues should be fully integrated into the strategy and operations of a company. This represents a tremendous new era of business opportunity for professional services firms to reach new clients and markets. (Accenture/UNGC, 2012)

 

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Sustainable Energy for All: Opportunities for the Renewable Energy Industry

The renewable energy industry has opportunities both to contribute to the broader social goals of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative and to realize enhanced business value in the areas of revenue growth, cost reduction, brand enhancement, and risk management. (Accenture/UNGC, 2012)

 

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Sustainable Energy for All: Opportunities for the Retail Industry

Renewable energy sources can not only enhance brand value in the retail industry, but also reduce long term risks associated future regulatory burden and resource constraints. Energy efficiency improvements in stores, distribution, and transportation can drive down operational costs. The sum of these actions will make retailers more competitive now and in the future. (Accenture/UNGC, 2012)

 

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Sustainable Energy for All: Opportunities for the Transportation and Logistics Industry

Responsible for some 30 percent of the world’s energy consumption, the transportation and logistics industry has a correspondingly large opportunity to make an impact on the goals of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative. The report identifies four priority actions the industry can take to reduce its energy use while simultaneously driving high performance. (Accenture/UNGC, 2012)

 

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Sustainable Energy for All: Opportunities for the Travel and Leisure Industry

We investigate how optimizing operations, upgrading fleets and using renewable fuels and biofuels can yield cost savings, positively impact shareholder value and effectively manage regulatory risks in the travel industry. The benefits of improving energy performance in the leisure industry results are obvious; lower energy bills, better cash flow enabling the upgrade facilities and better service for customers. (Accenture/UNGC, 2012)

 

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Sustainable Energy for All: Opportunities for the Utilities Industry

As a major supplier of the world’s energy, utilities play a central role in delivering sustainable energy. The report identifies nine priority actions the industry can take to reduce its energy use while simultaneously driving high performance. (Accenture/UNGC, 2012)

 

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