To meet the Paris target, companies need to speed up their carbon reduction plans. We suggest six areas where firms can accelerate decarbonization.
Sustainability & Climate Action
Companies and organizations urgently need to improve their environmental impact. We help them rise to the challenge.
Tackling climate change is the task of the century. Today's companies must take rapid climate action – not just as a moral choice, but as an economic necessity. Pressure is growing from customers, policymakers, and investors for corporate management to come up with initiatives and environmental strategies geared towards corporate sustainability and net-zero emissions. Roland Berger offers the consulting expertise you need to rise to this challenge.
We believe that the world is heading towards a new sustainable paradigm – one that takes the entire value cycle into account. That is good news for companies: Players who make sustainability an integral part of their strategy today will benefit from a significant competitive advantage in the future. Besides the challenges, there are opportunities and upsides for those who move quickly. Being sustainable is not just good for the planet, it's good for business.
While long-term net-zero targets are necessary, strategic moves and concrete actions in the next few years count the most. New business models and deep profit pools for long-term competitiveness are forming now, and companies that actively embed corporate sustainability in their strategy today stand to gain in the form of new revenue opportunities, a better understanding of shifting customer behaviors, less exposure to climate risks and lower climate-related costs across the supply chain – all benefits that could already be visible in the short to medium term.
Roland Berger is a recognized thought leader in sustainability, environmental strategy and ESG. Our publications on sustainability topics such as sustainability strategies, climate adaptation, decarbonization of different industries, circular economy and waste management strategies, green materials, the energy transition, hydrogen and a whole host of other topics offer vital insights for companies in different industries and sectors.
They present our latest research findings, assessments by our global experts, future scenarios and the opportunities they create for companies. We regularly share these and other insights from our work in sustainability consulting in studies, white papers, reports and discussion articles. See below for a selection of our publications.
Clean Hydrogen Radar
Roland Berger´s Clean Hydrogen Radar will analyze and explain upstream, midstream and downstream developments in all key global markets.
Unlocking Hydrogen Growth in the Middle East
Outlining the key challenges and identifying the key enablers to drive the low carbon hydrogen ecosystem forward in the Middle East.
Plastic recycling: Exploiting the new gold
Stricter regulations and new technologies are driving up recycling rates just as quality and market value of recyclates is increasing. Roland Berger’s report looks at the multiple opportunities for industry players.
Reducing Scope 3 emissions – The next step toward decarbonization
A Roland Berger and Swissmem study explores drivers, ambitions and concrete plans.
It’s time for steelmakers to reduce emissions
EAF steelmakers must focus on decarbonization to thrive in a new era of sustainability – Roland Berger´s publication shows how.
From gray to green
The green transformation of the economy is indispensable. However, it remains a hurdle in terms of financial resources. We believe that private equity, which currently manages around €800 billion of assets in Europe, can act as a catalyst for green transformation and play an important role in transforming grey into green businesses. Find out what real and perceived hurdles remain, as well as strategies to counter them.
The way towards a renewable future
All companies rely on energy to run their operations. And almost all countries have pledged to become climate neutral and ramp up renewable energy capacity. However, progress in this endeavor is coming more slowly than needed. Learn how companies can overcome the faltering progress of governments and secure reliable access to renewable energy on their own.
Overcoming the uncertainties of clean technologies
Many of the clean technologies needed to achieve the 1.5 °C scenario are already technically available. However, scaling them up will require massive additional R&D investments. Learn how de-risking can support the process of getting cutting-edge technologies ready for market and making a significant impact on emissions reduction.
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Energy & Utilities
Consulting for the energy and utilities industry: growth and sustainability for companies in the energy sector and public organizations.
Roland Berger works with public, private and non-governmental clients in meeting the major challenges within our society. Contact us now.