With an aim to assist organisations across the globe to build a robust mechanism to effectively compute their carbon footprint, develop a sturdy decarbonisation plan along with its efficient execution, tech giant Microsoft and global management consulting Mckinsey & Company have come together to build an integrated solution. The companies have joined forces combining the sustainability data intelligence from Microsoft Sustainability Manager and Mckinsey Sustainability’s Catalyst Zero bringing together a decarbonisation planning tool and an execution engine.

The combined platform will be powered by Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability, in order to automate sustainability-related data collection and marking an emission threshold. On the other hand, McKinsey’s Catalyst Zero solution will provide a systematic and detailed  understanding of the data and emissions at the basic, product & value chain levels, and thus help in developing foolproof plans for achieving net zero.

Commenting on this monumental collaboration, Elisabeth Brinton, Microsoft Corporate Vice President for Sustainability says, “We are focused on accelerating progress to achieve a more sustainable future, and our collaboration with McKinsey, to deliver innovative Cloud for Sustainability solutions will help customers unify their data intelligence, build robust IT infrastructure and gain insights into their overall carbon footprint in order to help them develop and execute robust decarbonisation strategies to achieve their sustainability goals.”

Tomas Nauclér, McKinsey senior partner and McKinsey Sustainability global co-leader added, “By combining our tech and sustainability expertise and experience, Microsoft and McKinsey will help businesses accurately and swiftly measure and reduce their overall carbon footprint.”

This collaborative solution will take into account tens of thousands of emission factors and decarbonisation levers across multiple industries with capabilities to accurately quantify threshold emissions followed by generating a Marginal Abatement Cost Curve (MACC), and finally plan & track granular decarbonisation initiatives of the organisations.