Accenture has agreed to acquire Avieco, a leading UK sustainability consultancy, to support businesses to improve their sustainability performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders.
Avieco’s 60-strong team, headquartered in London, will bring expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG) measurement and reporting, net zero strategy and regulation and real-time data analytics to Accenture’s sustainability services in the UK.
Avieco’s expertise in sustainability consulting spans a broad range of industries including retail and consumer goods, financial services, technology and media.
Toby Siddall, Accenture’s sustainability services lead in the UK and Ireland, said: “I am delighted to welcome Avieco to Accenture. Its expertise in helping businesses better measure and drive value and impact from their sustainability initiatives for all stakeholders in response to growing demand for transparency and accountability will make it a great fit for Accenture. Effective data analytics and ESG measurement and reporting are vital to driving growth through truly sustainable business models and better decision making. Avieco will enhance our ability to help our clients put sustainability at the heart of their business transformations.”
Ben Murray, CEO of Avieco, added: “Avieco plays a central role in helping businesses in the UK and Ireland to create a sustainable, low-carbon economy and society. Accenture’s commitment to sustainability is strongly aligned to ours and its scale will help us expand our mission to turn sustainability promises into actions. Being part of Accenture will create new opportunities for our people and our combined expertise will help businesses become truly sustainable.”
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.