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Accenture, Global Compact Outline Business Opportunities in Universalizing Energy Access

20 June 2012: Accenture and the UN Global Compact have released a report titled “Sustainable Energy for All: The Business Opportunity– A comprehensive analysis of priority actions across 19 industry sectors” on the sidelines of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

The report includes executive summaries by key industries that identify key opportunities in sectors including: automotive; chemicals; construction; consumer packaged goods; financial services; food and agriculture; forest products; health care; industrial manufacturing; information and communications technology (ICT); metals and mining; oil and gas; pharmaceuticals and biotechnology; professional services; renewable energy; retail; transportation and logistics; travel and leisure; and utilities.

The report also highlights five priority actions common across all industries including to: increase the energy efficiency of operations; increase the use of renewable energy to power operations; provide for energy efficiency through products and services; identify ways to beneficially reuse waste streams; and educate stakeholders on how to achieve energy efficiency. [Energy for All Press Release] [Publication: Sustainable Energy for All: The Business Opportunity]