Global professional services firm Accenture and customer relationship management software and solutions provider Salesforce announced today a partnership aiming to help companies accelerate progress towards their ESG goals and better embed sustainability into their businesses, meet growing customer and stakeholder expectations, and contribute to advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).

The agreement marks an expansion of the companies’ alliance, in which Accenture Sustainability Services will integrate the Salesforce Sustainability Cloud corporate environmental impact platform into customer business strategies, operating models, technologies, and core processes and systems, with industry-specific requirements and develop sustainability insights that scale across organizations and their ecosystems.

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Through the combination of these tools and services, the partners aim to bring sustainability to the front office and provide the C-suite with true visibility into their company’s historical and real-time ESG data.

Julie Sweet, Chief Executive Officer at Accenture, said:

“Our clients’ commitment to sustainability has never been greater. As industries reimagine and rebuild from the pandemic, they have the opportunity to embed sustainability by design to drive their growth agenda. We are delighted to expand our partnership with Salesforce to help organizations both create value and deliver on their values.”

Marc Benioff, Chair and CEO, Salesforce, said:

“Every CEO is recognizing their responsibilities don’t stop at the edge of the corporate campus or Zoom. By integrating sustainability deep into the fabric of our companies, our businesses will become more successful, our communities more equal, our societies more just and our planet healthier. We’re incredibly proud to be working with Accenture to help customers more readily drive sustainability programs that benefit all stakeholders and create business value.”