Professional services company Cognizant announced today the launch of Cognizant Sustainability Accelerator, a new sustainability data and analytics solution aimed at enabling companies to track and take action on their sustainability goals.

Sophia Mendelsohn, Cognizant Chief Sustainability Officer, said:

“As a Chief Sustainability Officer, I understand the value of streamlining data and reporting so that companies can get onto the work of strategy. This new solution is designed to help our clients do just that.” 

Cognizant said that it is expanding its collaboration with Microsoft through the new solution, which is powered by the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability, and utilizes Microsoft Sustainability Manager to automate the collection, analysis and reporting of sustainability efforts for clients. According to Cognizant, the solution combines its IoT and data analytics with Microsoft’s cloud capabilities.

The companies are jointly showcasing the new solution at the COP27 climate conference.

Anna Elango, Cognizant EVP, Core Technologies and Insights, said:

“The Cognizant Sustainability Accelerator, built on the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability, is designed to significantly accelerate the implementation of sustainability data acquisition and visualization. This, coupled with Cognizant’s sustainability advisory expertise, will help clients identify, prioritize, automate, optimize and report on sustainability actions.”

Microsoft introduced Cloud for Sustainability last year, aimed at enabling companies to more easily and effectively record, report, reduce and replace their emissions through Software as a Service (SaaS) tools. Earlier this year, Microsoft announced the general availability of Cloud for Sustainability, along with its integration with Sustainability Manager, a new solution unifying data intelligence, and offering organizations an increasingly automated view into the emissions impact of their entire operations and value chain.

Elisabeth Brinton, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Sustainability, said:

“We are focused on accelerating progress to realize a more sustainable future, and our collaboration with Cognizant’s Sustainability practice, to bring the innovative Cognizant Sustainability Accelerator to market will provide customers with data driven insights so they can make decisions and implement the digital solutions that will help them accurately measure and report on their sustainability goals and progress.” 

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