Avanade leverages industry expertise to aid its customers meet ESG goals

Jillian Moore, Global Advisory and Executive Sustainability lead at Avanade

Avanade, a Microsoft solutions provider, is bringing its unique insights to help organisations solve their toughest sustainability challenges with new solutions focused on enabling clients to harness the full potential of Microsoft’s newly announced Cloud for Sustainability. With ESG hot on the business leadership agenda, finding sustainable business models that combat climate change without compromising business growth is high priority in many boardrooms.

What is Avanade’s product offering?

Two new solutions developed by Avanade and based on Microsoft’s Cloud for Sustainability which combine data, green software and the power of the cloud, will enable clients to make a meaningful impact on their sustainability goals and see results in as little as a month.

  • Avanade Sustainability Technology Accelerator; will harness Avanade’s rich cloud and data technology expertise enabling firms to integrate existing data sources and start using the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability to report on emissions and carbon impacts within weeks.
  • Avanade Sustainability Quick-Start; will enable organisations to combine their people, business, and technology to rapidly prioritise practical actions and test and scale new innovations based on insights generated from the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability.

“Smarter sustainability actions depend on digital. Through the power of Microsoft and people, Avanade’s new services will help clients use data to report emissions reductions and digital technologies to turn ambitious sustainability goals into practical actions,” commented Jillian Moore, Global Advisory and Executive Sustainability lead at Avanade.

What is Avanade’s market reach?

Avanade is partnering with firms to accelerate activity to achieve their ESG goals by moving to green cloud and software to consume fewer resources and innovating safer and more sustainable business models with AI and the IoTs. One example is Wood, a consulting and engineering company, which is exploring new ways to harness digital innovation and the power of data to drive efficiency, performance and become more sustainable.

Ann Rosenberg, senior vice president for Sustainability Solutions at Wood said, “Our driving purpose at Wood is to unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges and climate change certainly fits that description. We share Avanade’s commitment to bringing together digital technologies and diversity of thought to innovate new ways to address this challenge.”

“Its digital expertise will help leaders take advantage of the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability to prioritise climate-positive actions and progress their sustainability journeys transparently.”

As a global Microsoft sustainability partner and steering committee member of the Green Software Foundation, Avanade brings specialist expertise to help organisations use digital to rethink sustainability and drive business value from the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability.

Elisabeth Brinton, corporate vice president, Sustainability at Microsoft said, “Microsoft believes that, just like every company currently has a financial system of record that sits at the core of their organisation, there needs to be a sustainability system of record. Avanade’s new services for the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability will help organisations use technology to run the execution of their sustainability commitments and reduce emissions faster.”