CO2 AI by BCG: AI for Sustainability

BCG’s artificial intelligence solution, CO2 AI by BCG, enables organizations to measure, simulate, reduce, track, and report their environmental footprint at scale—and to collaborate across the supply chain.


CO2 AI by BCG: Measuring and Reducing Your Emissions

CO2 AI by BCG, our AI-flagship offering in sustainability, enables companies to reliably quantify their emissions, set appropriate targets, and reduce emissions by as much as 40%. Our software solution from BCG GAMMA is a unique, end-to-end, ready-to-deploy software solution that can be used across all industries, including oil and gas, biopharmaceuticals, automotive, consumer products, and more.

The software addresses the challenge of companies struggling to cut their greenhouse gas emissions in line with targets despite their good intentions. One of the challenges they face is not being able to measure their environmental footprint accurately. Our carbon measurement survey found that just 9% currently measure emissions comprehensively—and the estimated error rate in emissions measurements is 30% to 40%.

CO2 AI by BCG not only accurately measures emissions directly produced by the company's own activities (Scopes 1 and 2) but it also quantifies the more difficult-to-measure, indirect emissions produced along the company's entire value chain (Scope 3).

CO2 AI by BCG delivers four features to support AI for sustainability and decision making throughout the net-zero journey:

  • Footprint Explorer. Offers an accurate baseline of the company’s current environmental footprint.
  • Roadmap Designer. Empowers leaders to set appropriate targets, create a clear roadmap, and prioritize emission reduction initiatives.
  • Simulator. Simulates the potential impact of abatement activities and automatically recommends the best abatement options.
  • Initiative Tracker. Tracks ongoing initiatives, monitors impact at a glance, and instantly provides progress updates.

CO2 AI by BCG is not just a tool for the sustainability team. It empowers strategic and operational decision making across the entire business, from product design to procurement to production to distribution.

The Benefits of CO2 AI by BCG

Offering the world’s smartest and most comprehensive sustainability database—enriched with proprietary algorithms and machine-learning models—CO2 AI by BCG delivers transformative results. BCG clients have achieved extraordinary benefits:

Reporting Your Emissions

The recently announced proposal by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) would require public companies to report information about their climate-related financial risks and greenhouse gas emissions. To avoid greenwashing, sustainability reporting goes hand-in-hand with a need for increased data granularity and accuracy.

The time for companies to prepare for the mandatory reporting of Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 emissions is now. CO2 AI provides the granularity and accuracy companies need ahead of the SEC's climate-related disclosures proposal.

CO2 AI Product Ecosystem: Decarbonizing Your Supply Chain

The CO2 AI Product Ecosystem—developed by CDP and CO2 AI by BCG—is an AI-enabled platform that allows all members of a company’s ecosystem to exchange product-level data, empowering organizations to compute their own carbon footprint.

The platform meets a specific need: current methods for addressing emissions at the company level are woefully inadequate. According to a report by CDP in collaboration with BCG, a company’s supply chain generates 11.4 times more emissions, on average, than direct operations—but few, if any, companies assess their impact at such a comprehensive level. In order to make progress toward net zero, tracking and measuring must extend across value chains and business ecosystems.

The CO2 AI Product Ecosystem provides a unique solution. It unlocks collaboration within business ecosystems and accelerates the decarbonization of supply chains. To reinforce CO2 AI by BCG’s and CDP’s commitment to supporting companies throughout their net-zero journeys, the core features of the platform will be available for free to all reporting companies.


Certifications and Accreditations

CO2 AI by BCG is fully compliant with the Greenhouse Gas protocol. We are also a CDP gold accredited provider in relation to climate change and SBT services. Additionally, CO2 AI by BCG is a certified software partner of GRI.

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CO2 AI by BCG in the Press

Over 90% of Firms Aren't Measuring Emissions Correctly, BCG Says

BCG’s Charlotte Degot spoke with Bloomberg about how companies can accurately measure their greenhouse gas emissions. She explains measuring with an AI tool could decrease a company’s emissions by as much as 40%, which can be achieved “through identifying the best initiatives, tracking results, and optimizing company operations.”

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Charlotte Degot
Managing Director and Partner;
Global Lead, CO2 AI by BCG

11 Examples of AI Climate Change Solutions For Zero Carbon

CO2 AI by BCG was featured in Forbes. The article highlighted CO2 AI by BCG “unlocks significant accuracy gains in the emissions measurement and enables 30-40% emission reduction for large corporations.”

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AI Champions Driving New Industry Solutions For Climate Change

BCG’s Hamid Maher was quoted in a recent Forbes article on champions driving new solutions for climate change. He explained, “It is critical that companies start incorporating the impacts of climate change in their future planning processes. By identifying these changes early, companies can build in practices that will increase adaptation and resilience to such changes, allowing for future success.”

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Hamid Maher
Managing Director & Partner
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