PwC’s Sustainability and Climate Change Solutions

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Sustainability and climate change strategies gain importance in organizations as they are fundamental tools to manage risk, identify new opportunities and better positioning.

To prepare and move forward, organizations need information, management capacity and good governance, new technologies and tools, as well as to redesign its processes and operations, integrating the expectations of its stakeholders and ensuring transparency in communicating their efforts.

At PwC we have an international network of over 700 sustainability consultants, with a presence in over 60 countries, covering their needs.

  • Sustainability and CSR strategies.
  • Reputation and brand strategy.
  • Analysis of stakeholder expectations.
  • Environment and energy efficiency master plans, etc.
  • Reputation and sustainability opportunity and risk identification.
  • Modelling scenarios and analysing the economic impact of environmental regulations.
  • Socially responsible investment (DJSI, PRI and ESG principles).
  • Calculation of the total impact of a corporation or project as a communications and/or management element (economic, social, environmental and tax impacts).
  • Public Sustainability and Climate Change Strategies.
  • Sustainable cities.
  • Mitigation and adaptation programmes.
  • Territorial carbon inventories.
  • Cost-benefit analysis of emission reduction measures.
  • Institutional carbon management and emission offset.
  • Green purchasing policies.
  • International cooperation for low carbon economy ("fast start funding").
  • Transparency and Good Governance in companies and public institutions.
  • Development of legal and tax support tools.
  • Voluntary agreement programmes.
  • Technical and legal assistance during the processing of CDM and JL projects for reducing emissions under the Kyoto Protocol.
  • Accompaniment during the negotiation stages for the sale of CERs and ERUs.
  • Assistance in the negotiation, drafting and review of contracts acquiring emission rights (ERPA/VERPA).
  • Search for grants and tax incentives.
  • Investment opportunities in REDDs+.
  • Management of funding mechanisms (“fast start funding”).
  • Redesign of most sustainable processes: sustainable logistics, sustainable construction and sustainable production.
  • Sustainable management of supply chain.
  • Measurement and reduction of corporate and product carbon footprint.
  • Measurement and reduction of the water footprint.
  • Technical-economic research and valuation of CO2 reduction technologies.
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).
  • Support in implementing management systems: ISO 14001, ISO 9000, ISO 26,000, etc. 
  • Energy efficiency strategies and masterplans.
  • Biofuel Sustainability Management.
  • Water footprint and water management.
  • Biodiversity, ecosystems and soil use.
  • Measurement of impact on biodiversity.
  • Ecological footprint.
  • Technological applications to manage Sustainability: preselection, functional development and implementation.
  • Green IT policies at user, operations and infrastructure level
  • IT strategy to manage carbon.
  • Tools for measuring carbon footprint (customers, employees, suppliers, etc.) and life cycle assessment.
  • Development, implementation and management of Codes of Ethics.
  • Awareness, training in Sustainability, CSR and Climate Change.
  • Design of remuneration systems and incentives to manage Sustainability.
  • Human Rights, Diversity and Equality policies.
  • New time management methods (conciliation policies).
  • Stakeholder management. 
  • Integrated reporting.
  • Sustainability reports.
  • Communication plans.
  • Review and improvement of the organisation, systems and reporting processes.
  • Verification of Sustainability Reports.
  • Review and verification of greenhouse gas emission inventories.
  • Verification and compliance audit (Biofuel Directive 2009/28/EC, etc.).
  • Technical assistance in compliance of questionnaires (DJSI, CDP, etc.).

Commercial solutions in sustainability and climate change

PwC proposes multidisciplinary solutions designed to help organizations to effectively position and move towards a model of sustainable, responsible and focused towards a low carbon economy business as well as to communicate efficiently.

Sustainability and private equity, a winning combination

A recent survey carried out by PwC among the main private equity firms worldwide, showed that 93% of respondents regarded ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) issues as a source of value creation.

Turn your company’s environmental footprint into a competitive advantage

Regulators, shareholders, investors, etc., and the Administration, are becoming increasingly insistent that sustainability should be included as an essential area of business strategy.The calculation of the environmental footprint has been identified as a key factor in the development of sustainable products and, above all, in ensuring that a company’s environmental policy is truly strategic in its approach.

The integrated report: the best information to obtain the greatest competitive advantage

If there is one thing we have learned from the current economic crisis, this is that the world, markets, and companies are complex and inter-related realities. Rumours and speculation among stakeholders are all around us, and cold economic figures - on which all decisions have been based in the past – are proving to be inadequate.

Sustainable operations: energy efficiency and CO2 emissions in your company

According to current forecasts, energy consumption will have doubled by 2050. At the same time, the Kyoto Protocol requires emissions to be cut by half by 2020.This general picture means that companies are facing a new challenge: they must reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions in the face of the foreseeable growth in demand and prices, without this affecting their results. In other words, they face the energy efficiency challenge.