Global professional services firm Accenture announced today the acquisition of Zestgroup, a consulting and services firm focused on energy transitions, net carbon-zero projects and procurement of renewables.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, Zestgroup will bring over 120 professionals to the firm’s business process services team, Accenture Operations, along with deep expertise across energy transition and reconciliation, supplier market regulations, renewable spending category and project and procurement services. Zestgroup also provides spend optimization services to help organizations better manage sustainability spend and energy reconciliation services to better optimize claim settlements across the energy value chain.

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According to Accenture, combining Zestgroup’s services with Accenture’s human + machine innovation platform, SynOps, will provide the firm with the ability to leverage insights to help clients extract greater value out of existing investments and accelerate their sustainability journey.

Manish Sharma, Group Chief Executive of Accenture Operations, said:

“Creating a sustainable future will be defined by those that create value faster and maximize the impact of those investments. We’re delighted to welcome Zestgroup to our team, adding significant expertise to our procurement business while extending our ability to deliver on our promise to embed sustainability into everything we do and with everyone we work with.”

Ramon van der Wal, Chief Executive Officer of Zestgroup, added:

“Growing our business as part of Accenture will translate into new opportunities for our people and our combined expertise will help our clients move faster and smarter as they realize the benefits that emerge from a net-zero journey.”