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Sustainable Technology and Green IT Services News 15 May 2024: Deloitte, ERM-Workiva Partner, VelocityEHS, More

May 15, 2024 by Joe Panettieri

Here is today’s sustainability news, research and analysis for technology partners, renewable energy consultants and green IT service providers. Today's sustainability news also involves management consultants, CIOs, chief sustainability officers (CSOs), c-suite members and climate accounting professionals.

A. Sustainable Technology, Talent, Partnerships and Green IT Alliances

1. Talent - Consulting: Mazars has named Johnny Meehan as head of sustainability consulting.

2. Partnership - Consulting and Software: ERM and Workiva are partnering to "advise businesses and provide cloud-based technology solutions to collect and manage ESG data and disclosures in real time to shape their sustainability reporting."

3. Roadmap to Net Zero: A Deloitte report, "Energy Transition: The Road to Scale," explores a potential roadmap to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

4. R&D - Software Patents: VelocityEHS, a provider of EHS & ESG software, has earned five patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to help prevent workplace injuries and incidents, the company said.

5. Data Centers - Nuclear Power: Constellation Energy Corp., the biggest nuclear power operator in the United States, is exploring the possibility of constructing new nuclear capacity at its existing reactor sites to meet the growing demand from data center customers, Carbon Credits reported.

6. EY - AI, Risk Management and Sustainability: The EY organization announced a global Artificial Intelligence (AI) Assurance framework as part of a plan that aligns "approximately 9,000 Technology Risk professionals to the Assurance service line," the company said. Dig a little deeper, and you'll see sustainability is part of that Assurance service line...

7. Executive Departure: Abrdn’s chief sustainability officer Amanda Young has exited the asset management firm, Financial News London reported. A successor was not mentioned in the coverage.

8. AWS Leadership Transition: Matt Garman will succeed Adam Selipsky as the leader of Amazon Web Services in June, Reuters reported. Selipsky plans to leave the cloud services provider.

B. Sustainability M&A, Investments, Funding and Green IT Business Launches

1. Startup Funding - Renewable Energy: Trawa, a renewable energy startup in Germany, has raised €10M in seed funding led by Balderton Capital, multiple media sites reported.

2. M&A - Private Equity and HVAC Systems: NexCore, backed by private equity firm Trinity Hunt Partners, has acquired Sylvester & Cockrum, a provider of commercial HVAC system services across the Southeastern U.S.

3. Complete M&A List: Here's our database of all M&A deals involving green IT and renewable energy buyers, sellers and investors.

C. Regional and Global Sustainability Policies and News

1. United States - Industrial Decarbonization: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Request for Information (RFI) to help decarbonize America’s industrial sector...

2. United Kingdom - ESG Policy Challenges: Britain’s failure to complete its sustainable finance framework is putting billions of pounds worth of funding at risk, Bloomberg reported, based on a UK investor association representing £19 trillion ($24 trillion) of assets.

3. China - New Mandate: China's state planner has ordered provinces to develop energy-efficiency plans for entities accounting for about 70% of consumption and carbon emissions by 2025-end, according to a notice, to meet targets that have been falling short, Reuters.

D. Sustainability and Green Technology Conference Calendar

  1. Open EV Charging Summit (May 15-16, Dallas, Texas)
  2. Sustainable Skies World Summit (May 15-16, Farnborough, United Kingdom)
  3. MI Healthy Climate Conference 2024 (May 16-17, Lansing, Michigan)
  4. Building a Sustainable Future: The Global Energy Transition (May 16-17, New York)
  5. Scaling Sustainability Innovation (May 17, Stanford University, California)
  6. Complete Calendar of Sustainability Conferences

E. Previous Updates & Future News

  1. Did You Miss Yesterday's Daily Update?: Here is our previous sustainability, green IT and renewable energy news for technology partners.
  2. Future Updates: If you have news to share then please email me the details.
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