Accenture acquired German consultancy Akzente, its third European sustainability and ESG-focused transaction in a matter of weeks.
In April, Accenture acquired Avieco in the UK (60 consultants), and Greenfish in Belgium, France and the Netherlands (270 professionals).
Today, the global consultancy and technology giant continued its buy-and-build campaign in the sustainability landscape with the strengthening of akzente, a 60-person consultancy with offices in Berlin and Munich.
Founded in 1993, akzente helps companies across a wide range of industries, including automotive, financial services, energy and consumer goods, embed sustainability into the core of their business. The firm specializes in sustainable development strategy, non-financial and ESG reporting, communication and stakeholder management.
Christina Raab, Market Unit Manager for Accenture in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, said: “We are delighted to welcome akzente to our team, adding significant expertise to our sustainability capabilities while jointly expanding our services powered by technology and human ingenuity. Helping our customers drive this change in all dimensions paves the way to a more sustainable economy and a future for all.
Commenting on the deal, Sabine Braun, Founder and Managing Partner of akzente, said joining Accenture would help the company “extend our value proposition to new clients across all industries and geographies” and “offer our employees new opportunities”.
Peter Lacy, Global Head of Sustainability Services and Chief Accountability Officer, Accenture, added: “The addition of akzente expands our ability to help our clients navigate the sustainability transformation, drive more value and impact and deliver on the promise of sustainable development.