Global leader: Tony Carr, CEO
Local leader: Ian Hodge, MD, Australia
Core activity: Enterprise software and services
Revenue: Not disclosed
Key customers: Ford Motor Company, Dell, Siemens
Climate change sceptics and emissions trading opponents could get a little surprise from the backers of this software and services company, which promises to help businesses track and account for carbon in the supply chain.
Aside from chief executive Tony Carr, major shareholders in the privately held business include Macquarie Bank with a 24 per cent stake and renowned Australian venture capitalist Roger Allen, who owns 23 per cent.
One of Supply Chain Consulting’s big pitches is that it can help businesses, such as retailers, figure out what responsibility all the different parties in a distribution network have for the carbon they create.
It’s not something that was a problem a few short years ago, but as carbon trading schemes come online Carr and his fellow investors are betting organisations will be asking their company for help in minimising carbon costs.
To that end, Supply Chain Consulting, which operates in nine countries, is out and about establishing relationships with multinational consulting firms and systems integrations in preparation for the anticipated rush.
However, Carr acknowledges that many organisations have been slower to adopt carbon services than the company had hoped.
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