NEW YORK, NY (11 January 2023)—Today Deloitte announced the launch of GreenSpace Tech by Deloitte , a new, industry-leading offering that helps accelerate decarbonisation and value creation by convening climate technology ecosystems to enable businesses to access and select the right technology, help reduce risk in investments and support application at pace.
No matter where organisations are in their journey in moving from climate commitments to action, GreenSpace Tech provides businesses with access to a robust ecosystem of climate technologies and innovators to quickly track, develop, and deploy climate tech solutions. GreenSpace Tech also helps businesses address climate change risks while simultaneously unleashing value by identifying new collaborations and opportunities.
“There is a tremendous opportunity for the business community to lead as we chart a responsible path to a decarbonised economy,” says Deloitte Global CEO Joe Ucuzoglu. “Deloitte is committed to being at the forefront of emerging climate technology to help advance this societal imperative and accelerate organisations’ progress towards decarbonisation.”
Optimising new and existing technologies
Climate technology plays an important role in the race to decarbonise, but every industry, geography, and organisation requires their own unique path forwards.
“Whether an organisation is looking to address electrification, sustainable aviation fuel, carbon capture, sustainable agriculture or any number of other sustainability challenges, GreenSpace Tech is changing the game—it is uniquely positioned to develop new ecosystems and connect clients with the knowledge and solutions they need to achieve their sustainability goals quickly and effectively,” says GreenSpace Tech global leader Andrea Culligan, Partner, Deloitte Australia. “I’ve also witnessed first-hand how difficult it can be for startups to scale their technologies within large enterprises. GreenSpace Tech has a clear role—allowing organisations to pinpoint the top climate technologies globally and work with innovators and organisations alike to deploy them at scale—thereby enabling businesses to fast track their decarbonisation agenda, by selecting and investing in the right technologies to drive and scale impact.”
While a number of the technologies needed for decarbonisation are still in the prototype phase, many solutions can help accelerate decarbonisation efforts now. According to Silicon Valley Bank, nearly all of today’s climate technologies are positioned to achieve scale in the next 10 years—demonstrating the importance of quickly commercialising and scaling climate solutions in parallel.
Global efforts to meet net-zero targets are not only imperative for limiting the worst impacts of climate change, but also will likely become a competitive differentiator as these technologies scale and become cost-competitive. The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates global energy investments will need to rise to US$5 trillion by 2030 and remain at this level until 2050 to fully develop the technologies needed for decarbonisation. In fact, the IEA found that almost half of the emissions reductions needed to achieve net-zero by 2050 will stem from technologies not yet fully developed.
GreenSpace Tech takes advantage of Deloitte’s global reach, deep knowledge, and vast connections across startups, universities, and research hubs. In working with organisations that are diverse in scientific and engineering approaches, size, and global scale—GreenSpace Tech helps clients formulate effective strategies that invest in future climate solutions, while simultaneously deploying those that already exist.
“Collaboration is crucial to successfully unlocking the potential of a decarbonised society,” says Jennifer Steinmann, Deloitte Global Sustainability & Climate practice leader. “GreenSpace Tech allows clients across sectors to swiftly tap into the existing sustainability ecosystem to find leading technology partners and supports organisations in scaling these solutions to help achieve their sustainability goals.”
Maximising climate impact on a global scale
GreenSpace Tech is Deloitte’s latest investment in the environmental sustainability space, following last year’s US$1 billion launch of the Global Sustainability & Climate practice. Deloitte is already piloting the new service offering with five initial collaborators that span across industries including energy, higher education, and government. Through an extensive global network of ecosystem managers, climate technology specialists, and intelligence platforms, GreenSpace Tech helps its collaborators find effective solutions to address some of society’s toughest abatement challenges.
To learn more about GreenSpace Tech, please see here: https://www.deloitte.com/global/en/issues/climate/greenspace.html