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Future Cities: Making Cleantech the Default
October 2013
Where were we two years ago?
Two years ago I outlined five areas that I thought could unlock investment
in Future Urban Te...
What has changed in the last two years?
We have observed a number of trends that impact heavily on Cleantech…

1. Multilat...
What has changed in the last two years?
We have observed a number of trends that impact heavily on Cleantech…

1. Multilat...
What has changed in the last two years?
We have observed a number of trends that impact heavily on Cleantech…

1. Multilat...
What has changed in the last two years?
We have observed a number of trends that impact heavily on Cleantech…

1. Multilat...
What has changed in the last two years?
We have observed a number of trends that impact heavily on Cleantech…

1. Multilat...
What has changed in the last two years?
We have observed a number of trends that impact heavily on Cleantech…

1. Multilat...
So what do we need to do to survive and prosper?
It is time to focus…
1. Less emphasis on multilateral agreements and more...
So what do we need to do to survive and prosper?
It is time to focus…
1. Less emphasis on multilateral agreements and more...
So what do we need to do to survive and prosper?
It is time to focus…
1. Less emphasis on multilateral agreements and more...
So what do we need to do to survive and prosper?
It is time to focus…
1. Less emphasis on multilateral agreements and more...
So what do we need to do to survive and prosper?
It is time to focus…
1. Less emphasis on multilateral agreements and more...
So what do we need to do to survive and prosper?
It is time to focus…
1. Less emphasis on multilateral agreements and more...
So what do we need to do to survive and prosper?
It is time to focus…
1. Less emphasis on multilateral agreements and more...
Learn more at www.accenture.com/sustainability

Copyright © 2013 Accenture All rights reserved.

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"Future Cities - How do we make Cleantech the default", by Simon Giles, Accenture, at Cleantech City, Oct. 23 2013

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Accenture's Global Lead for Intelligent Cities Strategy Simon Giles' second appearance at a Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster annual conference. This year he recaps the current situation, underlining the steps necessary for making cleantech the default.

Go to cphcleantech.com/cleantechcity to view his talk and that of Dimitri Zenghelis, Research Fellow at LSE's Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment on the current and future role of cities in the green transition.

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  1. 1. Future Cities: Making Cleantech the Default October 2013
  2. 2. Where were we two years ago? Two years ago I outlined five areas that I thought could unlock investment in Future Urban Technologies… Clarity of Vision Multi-dimensional Value Proposition Governance Reform Copyright © 2013 Accenture All rights reserved. Business Model Innovation New Financing Models 2
  3. 3. What has changed in the last two years? We have observed a number of trends that impact heavily on Cleantech… 1. Multilateral negotiation sclerosis Copyright © 2013 Accenture All rights reserved. 3
  4. 4. What has changed in the last two years? We have observed a number of trends that impact heavily on Cleantech… 1. Multilateral negotiation sclerosis 2. The victory of realpolitik in the face of austerity Copyright © 2013 Accenture All rights reserved. 4
  5. 5. What has changed in the last two years? We have observed a number of trends that impact heavily on Cleantech… 1. Multilateral negotiation sclerosis 2. The victory of realpolitik in the face of austerity 3. Increased South – South capital flows Copyright © 2013 Accenture All rights reserved. 5
  6. 6. What has changed in the last two years? We have observed a number of trends that impact heavily on Cleantech… 1. Multilateral negotiation sclerosis 2. The victory of realpolitik in the face of austerity 3. Increased South – South capital flows 4. Death by pilot Copyright © 2013 Accenture All rights reserved. 6
  7. 7. What has changed in the last two years? We have observed a number of trends that impact heavily on Cleantech… 1. Multilateral negotiation sclerosis 2. The victory of realpolitik in the face of austerity 3. Increased South – South capital flows 4. Death by pilot 5. Greater focus on resilience Copyright © 2013 Accenture All rights reserved. 7
  8. 8. What has changed in the last two years? We have observed a number of trends that impact heavily on Cleantech… 1. Multilateral negotiation sclerosis 2. The victory of realpolitik in the face of austerity 3. Increased South – South capital flows 4. Death by pilot 5. Greater focus on resilience 6. Institutional inertia and bureaucracy Copyright © 2013 Accenture All rights reserved. 8
  9. 9. So what do we need to do to survive and prosper? It is time to focus… 1. Less emphasis on multilateral agreements and more emphasis on unilateral action Copyright © 2013 Accenture All rights reserved. 9
  10. 10. So what do we need to do to survive and prosper? It is time to focus… 1. Less emphasis on multilateral agreements and more emphasis on unilateral action 2. More targeted and pragmatic support for entrepreneurs and SMEs Copyright © 2013 Accenture All rights reserved. 10
  11. 11. So what do we need to do to survive and prosper? It is time to focus… 1. Less emphasis on multilateral agreements and more emphasis on unilateral action 2. More targeted and pragmatic support for entrepreneurs and SMEs 3. Supply side support from government (procurement and codes) Copyright © 2013 Accenture All rights reserved. 11
  12. 12. So what do we need to do to survive and prosper? It is time to focus… 1. Less emphasis on multilateral agreements and more emphasis on unilateral action 2. More targeted and pragmatic support for entrepreneurs and SMEs 3. Supply side support from government (procurement and codes) 4. Focus on resilience, environmental quality and resource/capital efficiency Copyright © 2013 Accenture All rights reserved. 12
  13. 13. So what do we need to do to survive and prosper? It is time to focus… 1. Less emphasis on multilateral agreements and more emphasis on unilateral action 2. More targeted and pragmatic support for entrepreneurs and SMEs 3. Supply side support from government (procurement and codes) 4. Focus on resilience, environmental quality and resource/capital efficiency 5. Build a more robust political narrative around future cities Copyright © 2013 Accenture All rights reserved. 13
  14. 14. So what do we need to do to survive and prosper? It is time to focus… 1. Less emphasis on multilateral agreements and more emphasis on unilateral action 2. More targeted and pragmatic support for entrepreneurs and SMEs 3. Supply side support from government (procurement and codes) 4. Focus on resilience, environmental quality and resource/capital efficiency 5. Build a more robust political narrative around future cities 6. Institutional reform – Our current governance isn’t fit for purpose Copyright © 2013 Accenture All rights reserved. 14
  15. 15. So what do we need to do to survive and prosper? It is time to focus… 1. Less emphasis on multilateral agreements and more emphasis on unilateral action 2. More targeted and pragmatic support for entrepreneurs and SMEs 3. Supply side support from government (procurement and codes) 4. Focus on resilience, environmental quality and resource/capital efficiency 5. Build a more robust political narrative around future cities 6. Institutional reform – Our current governance isn’t fit for purpose 7. Redouble our efforts on business and financing model innovation Copyright © 2013 Accenture All rights reserved. 15
  16. 16. Learn more at www.accenture.com/sustainability Copyright © 2013 Accenture All rights reserved. 16
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