Climate-led transformation

Solutions

Climate-led transformation

Operational and digital transformation to thrive in a low-emissions economy

Climate-led transformation involves setting a business strategy on climate, leveraging new technologies and evolving customer, employee and business practices to take a holistic approach to acting on climate change.

  • Business strategy – Act on climate change through holistic changes in energy use, resource consumption and employee behaviour. Evolve your business in the context of multiple scenarios that could occur as the result of changes to climate policies, climate risks and changing customer preferences. Connect and cooperate with other companies and government to establish joint ventures and propositions aligned with climate targets. 
  • Customers, products and services – Create innovative propositions for a market that has greater demand for environmentally positive and climate adaptive products and services. Implement sustainable practices into design and commercialisation. Understand customer desires for climate-friendly products and services and use this to drive marketing activities for acquisition, cross-sell and retention.
  • Business operations – Reduce environmental waste, carbon emissions and inefficiencies as part of core operations and throughout your supply chain in concert with improving productivity and reducing costs.
  • Digital decarbonisation – Implement digital decarbonisation by moving to lower-emission digital technologies. Take advantage of fourth industrial revolution technologies to attain environmentally positive effects. Use technologies such as digital twins to build digital versions of your physical environment to simulate ways to reduce emissions as well as actions for climate adaptation.
  • Workplace and workforce – Help your workforce to live and work more sustainability within and outside the organisation. Attract and motivate talent for which climate is an increasing priority through a progressive climate strategy. Design new jobs and ways of working to that are aligned to climate goals. Design your workplace and workforce behaviours to be more sustainable.

Industries

We solve for challenges across different industries.

<p><strong>Automotive</strong></p><p><br></p><ul><li><strong>Future of mobility</strong> – Strategy, design and marketing services in the face of changing consumer drivers for transport that increasingly factor in environmental factors and climate change.</li></ul><p> </p><p><strong>Consumer Products</strong></p><p><br></p><ul><li><strong>Product design</strong> – Incorporate qualitative and quantitative information on customer preferences for more environmentally and climate friendly products as part of their design.</li><li><strong>Circular economy</strong> – Design, build and marketing of products and services that will be recycled through the economy from multiple customers. Examples include reuse of e-waste and recycled goods into consumer products.</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Retail, Wholesale &amp; Distribution</strong></p><p><br></p><ul><li><strong>Green supply chains</strong> – Reduce environmental waste, carbon emissions and inefficiencies along their supply chain and inclusive of partners – improving productivity and reducing costs.</li><li><strong>Smart agriculture</strong> – Make better use of resources such as water and management of waste. Innovate to new solutions such as synthetics, driven by a deeper understanding of changing customer preferences.</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Transportation, Hospitality and Services</strong></p><p><br></p><ul><li><strong>Sustainable travel</strong> – Reduce emissions as part of transportation services by reducing fuel use, undertaking effective offsets and upgrading technologies to reduce emissions.</li><li><strong>Eco-traveller</strong> – Evolve products and services to be more environmentally focused and climate-aware – from how customers use services while in transit to their choices of destination.</li></ul>

<p><strong>Industrial Products and Construction</strong></p><p><br></p><ul><li><strong>Decarbonisation of high emission industries</strong> – Defining a strategy and techniques such as simulation so that high emission industrial areas (aluminium, steelmaking, cement) can improve in areas such as energy use and emissions release.</li><li><strong>Product re-design</strong> – Through use of new technologies, supply chain improvements or simulation, improve the efficiency of resource use into products.</li></ul><p>&nbsp; </p><p><strong>Mining and Metals</strong></p><p><br></p><ul><li><strong>Decarbonisation of mining services</strong> – Supply chain and technology improvements to reduce emissions across core mining supply chains.</li><li><strong>Environmental business transformation</strong> – Strategy to move away from mining of the most environmentally damaging resources and to use existing assets to pivot into new ventures.</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Oil, Gas &amp; Chemicals</strong></p><p><br></p><ul><li><strong>Environmental business transformation</strong> – Strategy to move into multiple pathways related to decarbonisation.</li></ul><p><br></p><p><strong>Power &amp; Utilities</strong></p><p><br></p><ul><li><strong>Decarbonisation of power and utilities</strong> – Define a strategy to move away from high emission fuel sources to renewable resources and the use of <a href="https://www2.deloitte.com/au/en/pages/strategy-operations/solutions/optimal-reality-digital-twin.html" target="_blank">digital twins</a> or planning and operations to provide confidence in complex decisions.</li><li><strong>Efficient Operations</strong> – Improved monitoring, analytics and predictive maintenance powered by capabilities such as IoT to improve resource and energy waste.</li></ul>

<p><strong>Banking &amp; Capital Markets</strong></p><p><br></p><ul><li><strong>Climate innovation solutions</strong> – Assisting in the design of climate-friendly investment products and the marketing of those solutions.</li></ul><p><br></p><p><strong>Insurance</strong></p><p><br></p><ul><li><strong>Climate adaptive business strategy</strong> – Strategy to plan for multiple scenarios that may result from climate change.</li><li><strong>Climate solutions</strong> – Design of climate mitigation solutions for consumers and business customers and the go to market approach and marketing of these solutions.</li></ul><p><br></p><p><strong>Investment Management</strong></p><p><br></p><ul><li><strong>Ethical investment products</strong> – Design, sales and marketing of sustainability-oriented products and services.</li></ul><p><br></p><p><strong>Real Estate</strong></p><p><br></p><ul><li><strong>Climate adaptive business strategy</strong> – Strategy to plan for multiple scenarios that may result from climate change.&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Sustainable living design</strong> – Design, sales and marketing of real estate for businesses and consumers prioritising this area.</li></ul>

<p><strong>Civil Government</strong></p><p><br></p><ul><li><strong>Future of work </strong>– Job design to respond to the transitioning economy for industry 4.0 – including new technology jobs and the transition from fossil fuel intensive industries.</li><li><strong>Smart cities</strong> – Build cities that are more productive and healthier while at the same time making greater use of clean energy, resource and waste management and improved private and public transport – while providing the right design incentives so that citizens use these services.</li></ul><p>&nbsp; </p><p><strong>Defence, Security &amp; Justice</strong></p><p><br></p><ul><li><strong>Emergency response planning and operations</strong> – Planning and real-time operations for climate related risks and disasters through <a href="https://www2.deloitte.com/au/en/pages/strategy-operations/solutions/optimal-reality-digital-twin.html" target="_blank">digital twins</a>, AI and mission control operations.&nbsp;</li></ul><p><br></p><p><strong>Health &amp; Social Care</strong></p><p><br></p><ul><li><strong>Climate adaption strategy</strong> – Design of health services to better respond to climate and environmentally related health issues such as heat and asthma.&nbsp;</li></ul><p><br></p><p><strong>Transport</strong></p><p><br></p><ul><li><strong>Ground transport decarbonisation</strong> – Optimisation of traffic through reduced fuel through disruption and congestion management, driving uptake of public transport through changes in customer behaviour.</li><li><strong>Aviation decarbonisation</strong> – Reduced fuel use through improvements to delay management and routing optimisation.</li><li><strong>Future of mobility</strong> – Planning for a future with a variety of new modes of transport such as electric vehicles which should be coordinated with changes to a low emission energy network to significantly reduce emissions.</li></ul><p><br></p>

<ul> <li><strong>Decarbonisation of core technologies &ndash; </strong>Emissions reduction for products that are high users of energy such as data centres, 5G and large volumes of compute through improved energy management, purchasing and generation of renewable energy and purchasing offsets.</li> </ul> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Low emission consumer products</strong> &ndash; Leveraging a strategy of decarbonising core technologies, then designing and going to market with products and services for consumers interested in these offerings.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><strong>Sustainable digital transformation</strong> &ndash; Moving interactions for customers and employees into the digital world provides opportunities to be more environmentally friendly through areas such as reduced travel and lower demand for building use; a holistic strategy involves consideration of how greater use of digital may increase emissions and the helps provide a lens on technology choice and design in this area.</li> </ul>

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Sean McClowry

Sean McClowry

Partner, Deloitte Digital

Sean McClowry is a partner in Deloitte Digital and is taking a leadership role on Sustainability and Climate offerings for Consulting. Sean leads work in the area of Digital Twins and Simulation, driv... More

John O’Brien

John O’Brien

Partner, Financial Advisory

John O’Brien joined Deloitte Australia in 2018 as a Financial Advisory partner. With more than 20 years of experience in the Australian and Asian clean energy and clean technology sectors, he provides... More

Paul Dobson

Paul Dobson

Partner, Risk Advisory

Paul has 20 years of experience and leads Climate Risk services in the Risk Advisory Sustainability practice. He has extensive experience working with complex sectors including energy, mining, manufac... More