Arthur D. Little launches Global Carbon Advisory Service



    LONDON, September 10 /CNW/ - Today Arthur D. Little (ADL), the global
management consulting firm, launches a dedicated Global Carbon Advisory
Service (GCAS). The service will strengthen the leading-edge capabilities of
the firm's Industry and Functional Practices and consolidate some 40 years
experience in advising clients in climate change, sustainability and the
carbon agenda. Arthur D. Little's GCAS will help clients take a broad view of
carbon issues, from value creation through to addressing risk and step-changes
in customer requirements.

    The announcement follows the launch of the new Bloomberg, Carbon Winners
Equity Index, by - E. Capital Partners (ECPI), the financial investment
advisory firm. ADL worked with ECPI to develop the index and calculate the
carbon intensity ratings (carbon emissions over turnover) for the selected
companies. The findings of this research reveal that less than 20% companies
out of the selected 1000 published defined targets for the reduction of carbon
emissions. Carbon Winners companies are performing 20% better than the average
as monitored by Bloomberg (see accompanying graph).

    Richard Clarke, Global Head of Sustainability and Risk, said: "Whilst
valuation and market analyses as provided by the new Carbon Winners' Equity
Index address how dealing with carbon emissions affects a company's bottom
line, we also recognise that companies need to take into account the value of
technology and innovation in dealing with sustainability issues. The launch of
our GCAS service underlines our commitment to help clients assess future
market values whilst facing the risks and step-changes needed to meet customer
requirements".

    The findings of the Carbon Winners' Index and the launch of this global
service reinforces the work behind ADL's recent sustainability publication,
'The Sustainability Value Formula', which examines how leading companies are
building long-term sustainable performance through an intense focus on
integrity and innovation.

    The GCAS launch will consolidate the support ADL already provides to
clients with a range of pragmatic solutions to carbon related issues. Recent
examples include: Benchmarking strategies and approaches for carbon management
across the chemical industry; supporting a multi-national manufacturing
conglomerate in development of its carbon management strategy and management
system; helping a company investing in low-carbon technologies to identify
opportunities for investment through a review of the patent landscape. Further
details of the Carbon Winners index can be found at www.adl.com.

    About Arthur D. Little

    Arthur D. Little (ADL), founded in 1886, is a leading global management
consulting firm that links strategy, innovation and technology to master
complex business challenges, while delivering sustainable results to our
clients. Arthur D. Little has a collaborative client engagement style,
exceptional people, and a firm-wide commitment to quality and integrity. ADL
is proud to serve many of the Fortune 100 companies globally, in addition to
many other leading firms and public sector organisations.

    Arthur D Little has over 30 offices worldwide, employing over 1,000
people. If you would like additional information on the firm, please visit
www.adlittle.com.

    For further details on Arthur D. Little's Carbon Advisory Service
(www.adl.com/GCAS) please contact:

    Davide Vassallo, vassallo.davide@adlittle.com

    Justin Keeble, keeble.justin@adlittle.com

    David Lyon, lyon.david@adlittle.com

    Richard Clarke, clarke.richard@adlittle.com

    For further details on E. Capital Partners' Carbon Winners Index please
contact:

    Davide Vassallo, vassallo.davide@adlittle.com

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For further information: Say Communications for Arthur D. Little Sue
Glanville, +44 208 971 6423 sglanville@saycomms.co.uk or Ruchika Jain, +44 208
971 6407 rjain@saycomms.co.uk

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