The Cognizant Sustainability Accelerator will automate the collection of data and offer valuable analytics, enabling clients to track and take action on their sustainability goals


Cognizant and Microsoft collaborate on accelerating digital and sustainability transformations. (Credit: Cognizant/Wikimedia Commons)

IT services and consulting firm Cognizant has announced the expansion of its partnership with Microsoft to expedite digital and sustainability transformations.

For this, Cognizant has introduced a new solution, Cognizant Sustainability Accelerator, which is powered by both the Microsoft Cloud and Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability.

The Cognizant Sustainability Accelerator is said to leverage Cognizant’s experience in the Internet of Things (IoT) and data analytics along with Microsoft’s cloud capabilities.

Cognizant core technologies and insights executive vice president Anna Elango said: “The Cognizant Sustainability Accelerator, built on the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability, is designed to significantly accelerate the implementation of sustainability data acquisition and visualisation.

“This, coupled with Cognizant’s sustainability advisory expertise, will help clients identify, prioritise, automate, optimise and report on sustainability actions.”

The newly introduced solution will automate data collection and offer valuable analytics, enabling the clients to monitor and take action on their sustainability objectives

By leveraging Microsoft sustainability manager, Cognizant will provide end-to-end capabilities that are necessary to automate the collection, analysis, and reporting of sustainability initiatives.

Microsoft corporate sustainability vice president Elisabeth Brinton said: “We are focused on accelerating progress to realize a more sustainable future, and our collaboration with Cognizant’s Sustainability practice, to bring the innovative Cognizant Sustainability Accelerator to market will provide customers with data driven insights so they can make decisions and implement the digital solutions that will help them accurately measure and report on their sustainability goals and progress.”

According to Cognizant, it is important for companies to incorporate sustainability in their strategies. This is because investors, employees, regulators, and consumers, all expect them to remove their negative effects along with finding ways to improve outcomes for people and the planet.

Cognizant and Microsoft are presenting the new solution at the COP27 UN Climate Change Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

Earlier, Cognizant and Microsoft announced a partnership to develop a new digital health solution that enhances remote patient monitoring.