Helping Companies Create an Integrated Energy Strategy

Guidehouse supports the World Business Council for Sustainable Development with creating a comprehensive guide to developing a sustainable corporate energy pathways

Driven by new technologies, new business models, and the need to address climate change, the energy system is undergoing a fundamental transition to become decarbonized, decentralized, and interconnected. Companies that want to maximize opportunities from the energy transition must take an integrated approach to managing and sourcing their energy use.

In partnership with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Guidehouse launched guidelines for an Integrated Energy Strategy to help companies align their business strategy with the 1.5°C pathway and enact the changes needed to achieve it. 

The guidelines emphasize the importance of collaboration for driving effective, sustainable climate action across any company. These include:

  • Six key elements vital for companies to build an effective energy management and sourcing strategy
  • Various approaches to reducing and decarbonizing a company’s energy footprint
  • Business cases to showcase emerging technologies that companies can use to gain competitive advantage and building resilience to climate change

Guidehouse’s experts played a key role in developing some of the business cases detailed in the guidelines, which demonstrate how companies can best integrate renewable technologies such as solar cooling and heat pumps into operations. 

“These are tangible examples of the drive of large corporates and multinationals to go beyond strategy setting and compliance,” said René Groot Bruinderink, director at Guidehouse. “It is only in the implementation phases that real progress can be accounted for.”

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