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Environmentally Sustainable Operations

Helping companies optimize operations for improved environmental sustainability
Increased environmental regulation and customer demand for environmentally sustainable buildings and supporting infrastructure, products, and services, are requiring organizations to reimagine their operations and supply chains. Environmental sustainability is moving from aspiration to expectation for all stakeholders, from investors to clients, customers, and employees. In turn, approaching operations with a sustainability lens can be a source of competitive advantage.
We help organizations deliver Change that Matters by optimizing resources, implementing governance programs, building supply chain transparency, and adding innovative delivery solutions and after-sales services. Our technology underpins transformations when appropriate, with digital and analytics solutions providing insights that drive recommendations. Our capability building solution ensures that the transformations stick by equipping teams at all levels of the organizations with the skills and knowledge required to implement the changes and identify further opportunities for improvement.

Featured Capabilities

Resource Cleansheet: Our tool maps a product or service’s cost and CO2 footprint along its entire value stream and life cycle. Using advanced analytics, proprietary solutions, and benchmarks enables a decision-making process that can guide CO2-abatement strategies.

Electric vehicle benchmarking: We benchmark cost, consumer, and technical insights to guide the design and manufacturing of electric vehicles and their parts to generate bottom-line impact. With a virtual reality interface that delivers an advanced digital-twin experience, our solution provides key technical and granular cost insights into electric vehicles.

Featured Insights

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The project of the future: The best ideas from the 2021 GII Summit

– At the seventh Global Infrastructure Initiative Summit, more than 500 leaders gathered to explore the future of the industry. Here are some of the best ideas that surfaced in project development, project delivery, and digital and talent strategy.
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Call for action: Seizing the decarbonization opportunity in construction

– As decarbonization initiatives gain momentum, construction players can benefit from this growing trend—but only if they... view ESG as a strategic opportunity and collaborate with other stakeholders in the ecosystem.
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Making supply-chain decarbonization happen

– Active supply-chain decarbonization is becoming a license to operate for businesses, but companies aiming to be role models in... the fight against climate change must overcome roadblocks along the way.
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Net zero or bust: Beating the abatement cost curve for growth

– Companies can both decarbonize and boost long-term growth. But it means pushing beyond abatement curves’ focus on cost and... instead empowering people—while making a few big, strategic bets.
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Investing in infrastructure for a ‘green recovery’

– Asset managers must understand the impact of climate change on their portfolios. Doing so can result in a more sustainable built... environment that supports decarbonization technologies.
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What infrastructure stimulus investments could be the most important for governments to pursue now and why?

– Industry leaders weigh in on what infrastructure stimulus investments governments may want to prioritize in the near term as they... consider economic recovery.
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Infrastructure options for the future of cities

– Leaders must tackle increasingly complex economic, social, and environmental challenges to ensure cities stay competitive. Harnessing... new technologies can help.
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A low-carbon recovery is vital—and achievable

– The post-pandemic recovery could be decisive in the fight against climate change. Our analysis illustrates how policy makers can... bring economic, environmental, and social priorities together.
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To take off, flying vehicles first need places to land

– The buzz about vehicles flying above hides the infrastructure challenge below.
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COVID-19 and climate change expose dangers of unstable supply chains

– With the world undergoing its second “once in a generation” disruption in 12 years, a reappraisal of supply chains is in order.
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Could climate become the weak link in your supply chain?

– Greater frequency and severity of climate hazards can create more disruptions in global supply chains—interrupting production,... raising costs and prices, and hurting corporate revenues.

Learn more about how we can optimize your operations for environmental sustainability