• MK:SMART Smart Cities initiative kicks off

    MK:SMART Smart Cities initiative kicks off

    MK:SMART is a new three-year £16m Smart Cities initiative, funded by the Higher Education Funding Council of England (HEFCE), which aims to provide innovative digitally-oriented solutions to the growth challenges in Milton Keynes. Fronesys is pleased to be part of the MK:SMART consortium. more »
  • IIRC launches Integrated Reporting Framework today

    IIRC launches Integrated Reporting Framework today

    A three year journey traversed by a global coalition of companies, investors, framework providers and NGOs led by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) has resulted in the publication of a new framework for corporate reporting: The International Framework. Fronesys welcomes the publication of the framework and is keen to see it being adopted by companies around the world who are committed to transparency, governance and wise decision-making. more »
  • Fronesys in winning consortium for WRAP framework contract

    Fronesys in winning consortium for WRAP framework contract

    Fronesys is pleased to announce that our consortium (Fronesys and its consortium partners Advancing Sustainability and Sustain) has won a WRAP Framework Contract (FRA052 Resource Efficiency in Products) through which we can provide a tailored support package advising on a range of issues from accessing finance to marketing and business strategy. more »
  • ITU launches sustainability toolkit ... with some help from Fronesys

    This week ITU is launching an environmental toolkit aimed at helping ICT companies manage their sustainability performance. Fronesys was glad to help ITU get the toolkit together, by contributing some of its content, and editing the whole toolkit together. On September 20th, Jyoti Banerjee will be attending Green Standards Week in Paris, and speaking at the launch of the toolkit. more »
  • Common and not so common sustainability themes

    Common and not so common sustainability themes

    How can companies and stakeholders easily identify those sustainability issues that are hot and those that are not? Fronesys offers a materiality hit parade after analysing 140 sustainability issues. more »
  • Fronesys supports Aviva stance on sustainability reporting

    Fronesys supports Aviva stance on sustainability reporting

    Fronesys has joined the initiative led by Aviva Investors to convene a Corporate Sustainability Reporting Coalition (CSRC), which is calling on United Nations (UN) member states to commit to develop a policy framework on corporate sustainability reporting. more »
  • Fronesys collaborates on ICT sustainability with ITU

    Fronesys collaborates on ICT sustainability with ITU

    Fronesys is collaborating with a group of information and communications technology companies under the auspices of the ITU to help communicate the importance of sustainability. more »
  • Leading companies need to disclose more about their materiality determination processes

    Leading companies need to disclose more about their materiality determination processes

    The Materiality Futures report, released today by Fronesys, is authored by Chris Tuppen, partner, corporate services, and is the most comprehensive and detailed evaluation of the materiality determination process to date. It investigates how materiality is currently used in the sustainability reporting of thirty one leading global companies. more »
  • Fronesys partners with Trucost to integrate sustainability metrics into business strategy

    Fronesys partners with Trucost to integrate sustainability metrics into business strategy

    Fronesys, the advisory company focused on embedding sustainability metrics into strategic decision-making, today announced its partnership with Trucost, the company with the world’s largest data set on corporate environmental impacts. more »
  • Six reasons why sustainability matters to business

    Six reasons why sustainability matters to business

    If a CEO’s pronouncements were all the evidence we needed that a business was doing something, then sustainability would be top of the strategy charts. Over half of the McKinsey Global Survey 2010 participants consider sustainability – the management of environmental, social and governance issues “important” or “extremely important” to their businesses. An even more optimistic Accenture study of 766 CEOs found 81% claiming that sustainability is part of the strategy and operations of their businesses. In practice, for most companies, word and deed diverge. more »

Digital Economy

One day, the digital economy will be unremarkable because the entire economy will be digital. Till that happens, Fronesys is focused on the building out of the digital economy into new spaces. In particular, our advisory services relating to the digital economy focus on three areas: Smart Cities and the Internet of Things, Digital Entrepreneurship and Digital Skills. more »

Sustainability

Sustainability is hugely impactful on the processes and business model of a company, if it chooses to pay it more than lip service. Fronesys offers a range of services in the areas of resource productivity, materiality assessments and best practice toolkits that help a company figure out how best to build sustainable practices into its day-to-day and strategic practices.... more »

Opinions

"Real" Smart Cities challenges facing city leaders
Smart Cities is all about the application of smart technology to the problems of a city. That is what the "noise" on the streets seems to indicate. Jyoti Banerjee, partner at Fronesys, disagrees: "Technology is not the key that drives success in Smart Cities. Instead, we need smart decisions in a number of different areas: organisational, finance, impacts and so on." more »
Fronesys - the Digital Economy advisory service

Fronesys is focused on the intersection of the digital economy, sustainability and innovation. We help our clients - from startups to multinationals - create opportunities and value in the digital economy for themselves and others.

Fronesys conducts research, consulting and training in four core areas: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, Big Data and Smart Cities, and Digital Skills.

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