AT&T, Salesforce and Deloitte are working together on a new offering based on a connectivity-based approach to ESG data collection and sustainability management.

ESG refers to an organization’s environmental, social and government (ESG) milestones including reducing carbon emissions.

The approach integrates AT&T’s asset connectivity solutions with Deloitte Digital’s Sustainability 360 offering that uses Salesforce Net Zero Cloud. The offering is designed to organizations with the collection and reporting of ESG data. It builds on Deloitte and Salesforce’s commitment to AT&T’s Connected Climate Initiative, which focuses on helping businesses collectively reduce one gigaton of greenhouse gas emissions by 2035.

Deloitte’s “2023 CxO Sustainability Report” found that nearly a quarter of CxOs said the difficulty of measuring their organizations’ environmental impact was a top barrier to successful sustainability efforts. “For many enterprises, this problem impacts their ability to avoid data discrepancies that lead to regulatory compliance issues and greenwashing accusations,” a press release about the new offering notes.

The new offering aims to help organizations avoid such issues. AT&T’s asset management solutions provide direct connectivity with an organization’s emissions sources—both stationary and mobile assets—while  Deloitte Digital’s Sustainability 360 offering provides an audit-ready platform for ESG data management.

The collaboration is expected to help organizations:

  • Increase efficiency
  • Improve data integrity
  • Accelerate insights

“The integration of IoT connectivity with emissions tracking gives businesses tremendous new insights and capabilities for making meaningful emissions reductions,” Charlene Lake, AT&T chief sustainability officer and senior vice president of corporate responsibility and ESG, said in a prepared statement.

“It’s exactly the type of collaborative innovation the AT&T Connected Climate Initiative aspires to deliver as we help our business customers reduce 1 gigaton of GHG [green house gas] emissions by 2035. We look forward to continuing our work with Deloitte and Salesforce to accelerate the adoption of smart climate solutions across industries and sectors.”

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