Accenture and Planet collaborate to create climate risk solutions

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Accenture has entered into a strategic collaboration agreement with Planet Labs PBC, through its Accenture Ventures Project Spotlight initiative.

This collaboration with Planet Labs, a leading provider of daily data and insights about Earth, will help power decision-making at organizations across myriad industries including agriculture, consumer packaged goods, energy, forestry, and government.

With Planet’s high frequency satellite imagery data and Accenture’s broad array of sustainability services and deep industry and technology expertise, both companies will collaborate on an array of sustainability and impact initiatives to mitigate disruption across global value chains.

The collaboration with Planet is aligned with Accenture Ventures’ Project Spotlight, an engagement and early investment program that connects emerging technology startups with the Global 2000 to fill strategic innovation gaps.

Paul Thomas, space innovation lead, technology innovation at Accenture, said: “Working with Planet underscores Accenture’s commitment to space innovation and exploration as a sizable business opportunity for our clients.

“From accelerating orbital science to facilitating secure commerce systems in space, we see tremendous benefits in space innovation for business, society, and the planet. In an uncertain world, technology advancement is the one certainty you can count on – today and in the future.”

Kevin Weil, president, product and business at Planet, said: “Accenture has demonstrated a deep commitment to sustainability and to helping its clients around the world utilize innovative technologies and new sources of data to help drive their sustainability efforts forward, so we view this as a very strategic collaboration.

“In addition to opportunities to collaborate with many shared clients, we believe our participation in Accenture Ventures’ Project Spotlight program will help illustrate the benefits our data can deliver to organizations across different industry sectors.”