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Yellow PencilsTHE NEW YORK TIMES published an interesting story this week on the actions that the Big 4 are taking to build “climate and carbon shops” here in the USA.

Ernst &  Young, Deloitte, KPMG, and PwC have established practices in Europe to help companies deal with greenhouse gas regulation.  The Big 4 see huge opportunities in the USA to build business should the USA adopt Climate Law.

 It is believed that business associated with environmental consulting in the Big 4 “could one day rival tax compliance and financial disclosure in size and scope”.

Read the article at http://www.nytimes.com/cwire/2009/07/07/07climatewire-the-big-four-of-accounting-will-be-among-the-77758.html?pagewanted=1.

One comment on “Trend Alert: Big 4 are Building Climate and Carbon Shops

  1. There already is big business on the way throughout the united states. Here in Charlotte Bank of America has most of the gold level ‘green’ buildings in uptown. This is based off of the US Green Building Council’s LEED rating system (http://www.usgbc.org/).

    The National Homebuilders Association has created a new ‘Green Building Program’ with a certification that can also be achieved (http://www.nahbgreen.org/).

    Obtaining any of these certifications is a daunting task, but one that has a more aggressive payback that energy efficiency traditionally has.

    There is no question that as corporate America makes the move, the rules will remain complex and the certifications more so. I see room for many enter this field.

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