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Sustainability & Risk UK, London - 10 September 2007

Arthur D. Little launches global Carbon Advisory service

Today Arthur D. Little, the global management consulting firm, launches a dedicated global Carbon Advisory service (GCAS).

The service will strengthen the leading-edge capabilities of the firm’s Industry and Functional Practices and consolidate some 40 years experience in advising clients in climate change, sustainability and the carbon agenda. Arthur D. Little’s GCAS will help clients take a broad view of carbon issues, from value creation through to addressing risk and step-changes in customer requirements.

The announcement follows the launch of the new Bloomberg, Carbon Winners Equity Index, by E. Capital Partners (ECPI), the financial investment advisory firm. ADL worked with ECPI to develop the index and calculate the carbon intensity ratings (carbon emissions over turnover) for the selected companies. The findings of this research reveal that less than 20% companies out of the selected 1000 published defined targets for the reduction of carbon emissions. Carbon Winners companies are performing 20% better than the average as monitored by Bloomberg.

Richard Clarke, Global Head of Sustainability and Risk, said:

“Whilst valuation and market analyses as provided by the new Carbon Winners’ Equity Index address how dealing with carbon emissions affects a company’s bottom line, we also recognise that companies need to take into account the value of technology and innovation in dealing with sustainability issues. The launch of our GCAS service underlines our commitment to help clients assess future market values whilst facing the risks and step-changes needed to meet customer requirements”.

The findings of the Carbon Winners’ Index and the launch of this global service reinforces the work behind ADL’s recent sustainability publication ‘The Sustainability Value Formula’ which examines how leading companies are building long-term sustainable performance through an intense focus on integrity and innovation.

The GCAS launch will consolidate the support ADL already provides to clients with a range of pragmatic solutions to carbon related issues. Recent examples include: Benchmarking strategies and approaches for carbon management across the chemical industry; supporting a multi-national manufacturing conglomerate in development of its carbon management strategy and management system; helping a company investing in low-carbon technologies to identify opportunities for investment through a review of the patent landscape.

 

Notes to Editors

Arthur D. Little (ADL), founded in 1886, is a leading global management consulting firm that links strategy, innovation and technology to master complex business challenges while delivering sustainable results to our clients. Arthur D. Little has a collaborative client engagement style, exceptional people, and a firm-wide commitment to quality and integrity. ADL is proud to serve many of the Fortune 100 companies globally in addition to many other leading firms and public sector organisations.

Arthur D Little has over 30 offices worldwide, employing over 1,000 people. If you would like additional information on the firm, please visit www.adl.com

Further information

For further details on Arthur D. Little’s Global Carbon Advisory Service please contact:
David Lyon, lyon.david@adlittle.com
Justin Keeble, keeble.justin@adlittle.com
Richard Clarke, clarke.richard@adlittle.com

For Press details please contact:
Sue Glanville, sglanville@saycomms.co.uk, +44 (0)208 9716423

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