Salesforce today announced Salesforce Sustainability Cloud, a carbon accounting product that will give businesses access to investor-grade data on sustainability initiatives and metrics.

The tool will be generally available in December 2019, enabling businesses to quickly track, analyse and report reliable environmental data to help them reduce their carbon emissions.

Increasingly consumers, employees and investors are demanding businesses take action on climate change, however measuring the impact of sustainability efforts is still a challenge for many companies.

Salesforce says the platform will give businesses a 360 degree view of their environmental impact and provides data-driven insights to make real change.

A company’s carbon data is contained in Salesforce Einstein Analytics, which creates dynamic reports and dashboards—both for audit purposes and for executive engagement—with insights that empower businesses to drive climate action programs at scale.

“At Salesforce, we’ve always believed business is the greatest platform for change. Addressing climate change with speed and at scale is critical to see a turning point by 2020,” said Suzanne DiBianca, chief impact officer and EVP of corporate relations at Salesforce.

“Businesses must work together to be the greatest force for climate transformation the world has ever seen.”

Salesforce itself has made a number of sustainability commitments, including committing to set 1.5°C science-based emissions reduction targets aligned with a net-zero future, responding to what the latest climate science indicates is needed to limit the worst impacts of climate change.

Locally, the CRM giant has called for Salesforce employees in Australia and New Zealand, led by the Earthforce green team (a Salesforce employee interest group), to show up for their local Climate March on September 20.

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