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Sustainability Partnership: Accenture, Planet Labs Ink Satellite Data Alliance

January 10, 2023 by Joe Panettieri
Tom Lounibos, managing director, Accenture Ventures

Accenture and Planet Labs are partnering to leverage satellite imagery data for sustainability applications. Their combined work will focus on data-based climate risk assessments to reduce supply chain disruption risks, the two companies said.

Accenture, based in Dublin, Ireland, is a global IT consulting firm. The company has more than 721,000 employees in over 120 countries. See more details about Accenture’s broader sustainability initiatives here.

Planet Labs, founded in 2010 by three NASA scientists, has 1,082 employees listed on LinkedIn. The company provides global, daily satellite imagery and geospatial solutions. Planet Labs, based in San Francisco, California, captures over 30 terabytes of data per day. That data allows customers to focus on energy transformation, sustainable agriculture, sustainable commodity sourcing and end-to-end supply chain tracking, Planet Labs asserts.

Executive Perspectives

In a prepared statement about the relationship, Tom Lounibos, managing director, Accenture Ventures: "With its vast network of satellites, Planet offers one of the richest sources of daily, timely data about what is happening to our Earth — rich data that can yield incredibly valuable insights to help drive sustainability advancements and benefit industry and society as a whole/ With our organizations’ shared visions and values around sustainability as a key underpinning, we believe our collaboration with Planet will yield countless opportunities to combine our strengths and innovate on behalf of new and existing shared clients."

Kevin Weil, president, product and business at Planet Labs

Added Kevin Weil, president, product and business at Planet Labs: "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."

Concluded Paul Thomas, space innovation lead, technology innovation, Accenture: “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.”

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