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New report ranks 15 global sustainability services experts

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Should you do-it-yourself or hire an outside expert? The new analysis from Verdantix weighs your options.

If you work for a large global enterprise and you're wondering who can help you out with figuring out how to use technology to meet some of your corporate sustainability goals, you might want to consider a new list of services experts published by British consulting firm Verdantix. The report, "Green Quadrant Sustainable Technology Services," considers 15 different companies that started out as IT services firms but that are morphing into expertise in providing technology solutions that could be instrumental in meeting and measuring corporate sustainability goals.

The three firms who get the most attention as leaders in the report are Deloitte, IBM and Logica, because they appear to have the broadest ranges of expertise so far.

As the sustainability services outsourcing movement matures, Verdantix suggests that large companies might consider looking for outside expertise when starting projects that require the following areas of capabilities:

  • Energy and carbon data collection
  • Building energy efficiency
  • Sustainability reporting
  • Renewable energy expertise
  • Intelligent transport
  • Climate change risk assessment
  • Sustainability product lifecycle assessment
  • Utility smart grid
  • Data center energy efficiency
  • Water management
  • Electric vehicle infrastructure and operations

All of the companies listed in the Verdantix report touches at least some of these services, but only a few are yet capable of delivering the entire portfolio. Aside from the companies I already mentioned, the report considers Capgemini, Computer Sciences, Hewlett-Packard, Wipro, Orange Business Services, BT Global Services, Hitachi Consulting, Atos Origin, Infosys, Accenture, Fujitsu Services and TCS.

Forrester Research has also published a similar report rating experts in using technology for sustainability, where many of the same companies are considered, along with a few additional companies.

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Heather Clancy has written for United Press International, ZDNet, Entrepreneur, Fortune Small Business, the International Herald Tribune and the New York Times. She holds a degree from McGill University. She is based in New Jersey. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure