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Energy, environment and utilities

From outages to increasing energy consumption rates, climate change and severe weather are having a significant impact on energy and utility firms. Failure to respond quickly and effectively can damage profitability and customer satisfaction. Energy and utility businesses are expected to lead the energy transition and net-zero carbon agenda while showing customer and compliance-driven environmental awareness. The shift towards decarbonization will accelerate renewable projects and increase the use of emerging technologies in the industry. With deeper insight into how the environment will affect operations, assets, and customers, providers can make more informed, proactive decisions.

→ Learn how Pedernales Electric Co-op creates member savings using IBM Vegetation Management within the Environmental Intelligence Suite (Video, 02:24)

Travel and transportation

The climate crisis is disrupting existing travel and transportation operating models, forcing airlines and airports to incorporate weather and climate insights to ensure more efficient, safe, and profitable ground operations. Airport and aviation industry leaders must deploy advanced analytics and intelligent workflows to reimagine their business processes and better predict how weather events will impact their operations, assets, employees, and customers.

→ Learn how Nieuport Aviation improves ground operations with the Environmental Intelligence Suite (link resides outside of ibm.com)

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Public sector

Sustainability is a key driver of policy priorities, and ultimately purchasing decisions, within local and federal governments. With the increase and severity of natural disasters globally, mandatory environmental reporting requirements and investments in green recovery efforts are helping mitigate the effects of climate change, to protect and restore natural resources and increase biodiversity.

→ Learn how IBM helps democratize weather forecasts so people, businesses and governments can make better decisions (Video, 22:00)

Consumer packaged goods and retail

CPGs know they need to lean into their data to make faster and better decisions, especially in the face of substantial business impacts related to climate change. They understand the shortages of raw materials, fluctuating supply levels, changing consumer demands, workforce disruptions, and facility closures, and the need to turn data into insights into action. Additionally, corporate social responsibility has come into focus, and retailers are trying to incorporate solutions that drive sustainability in their operations and products. CPGs and retailers are using predictive analytics to drive new revenue channels, improve customer satisfaction and increase the resiliency of their supply chains worldwide.

→ Hear how Analytic Partners is using data to provide actionable insights to retail and CPG customers

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Financial services

Today’s banks and insurers do more than write policies and pay claims. They are using data and analytics to discover innovative ways to improve policyholder satisfaction, manage risk, reduce claims, and prevent fraud. The increase in climate-related extreme events, including floods, wildfires and storms put tremendous stress on banks and insurance companies. New technology solutions help insurance providers protect policyholders and prevent damage, with automated alerts about severe weather risk and other threats, so users can protect themselves and their property while also reducing weather-related insurance claims.

→ Read how Desjardins Insurance goes the extra mile to help clients avoid damage caused by extreme weather

Industrial products

The industrial products industry is facing great environmental challenges, including water resource risks, air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and pollution. For companies focused on continuous improvements in transparency, decarbonization, emissions reduction, environmental reporting, and operational efficiency are top imperatives. This requires solutions and services to support energy management, supply chain, and intelligent operations to address corporate sustainability goals. Comprehensive reporting and environmental monitoring are critical to developing more sustainable practices and products.

→ See how Yara, one of the world’s largest fertilizer producers, is on a mission to create a sustainable world with weather data and crop yield as a service

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Explore resources about the Environmental Intelligence Suite

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Environmental intelligence is business intelligence

Learn how to be proactive, avoid business disruptions and stay resilient, no matter the weather.

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Adapt To Climate Change Or Face Extinction

Learn how to formalize your sustainability strategy to mitigate systemic risk and maximize market opportunities amid climate change.

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The Role of the CIO and Technology in the Enterprise Sustainability and ESG Endeavor

Learn about the CIO’s importance in orchestrating key technologies central to an effective enterprise sustainability and climate strategy.

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