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Sustainability

The Future of City, Industrial and Marine Environment Markets
Rapid population growth coupled with unsustainable industrial growth continues to result in the depletion of limited freshwater and natural resources and an increase in waste and pollution. The intrinsic link between Water-Food-Resource-Energy and the associated challenges for customers is leading to collaboration across key industry verticals with a focus on developing innovative technology and services backed by strong business models driven by digital transformation. The Sustainability Program provides Thought Leadership and Advisory Services across the City and Industrial landscape with a particular focus on water & waste management analyzing key trends of Water Stress, Smart Cities, Circular Economy, Risk & Resilience, De-centralisation, De-carbonisation and Internet of Things.

The key focus areas of research and analysis are:

Sustainability Services

Sustainability Capacity Building Workshops, Material Supply Chain Analysis, Responsible Sourcing, Sustainable Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation of CSR projects, Environmental Social Governance(ESG) – EHS Services

Industrial Water Services

Water intensive and water critical industrial sectors such as power generation, oil& gas, mining, food & beverage, pulp & paper, petrochemicals, textiles and tanneries, pharmaceuticals, semi-conductors.

Circular Economy of Waste to Value

Municipal Waste, Plastics Recycling, Hazardous, Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE), Construction & Demolition (C&D), Waste to Energy Plants, EV Battery Reuse and Recycling.

Smart Water Utilities

Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment, Asset Management, Smart Water Metering, NRW /Leakage Management, Sludge Treatment and Resource Recovery, Treatment Chemicals, Pipeline Network Rehabilitation and Management.

EIoT (Environment Internet of Things)

IoT enabled solutions and Software as a Service (SaaS) for Smart Cities, Real-time monitoring, Sensors, Cloud, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, EHS and Supply Chain Software Services.

Latest Research

Corporations and governments are increasing their awareness and activity around mitigating environmental issues, trying to find ways to ensure clean air and water while still growing businesses and economies. New technical solutions can help reduce usage and wastes through smart Water and smart metering for example, which will extend into pumping stations, municipal water, and wastewater treatment infrastructure. Recycling and resource recovery opportunities will be central across several segments as well to help create a stronger business case beyond regulatory compliance. And new opportunities around growing freshwater demand and concerns will help drive markets such as desalination and fracking water remediation.

Frost & Sullivan’s Environment and Water program area includes environmental and water technologies & services, both municipal and industrial, as well as waste to energy and recycling.

North America; New Product Innovation Award – Mobile EV Charging Industry

Europe; New Product Innovation Award – Solar Plant Monitoring Industry

Asia-Pacific Energy and Environment Industry Outlook, 2019

The main objectives of this study are to provide an inclusive perspective of the energy and environment value chain, to understand the competition, and to analyze future business models. Growth opportunities are also discussed.In 2019, oil and gas (O&G) capital expenditure (CAPEX) in exploration and production (E&P) is expected to grow by 7% to account to nearly $600 billion. Nonetheless, the year is likely to end with a lower average Brent crude oil price than 2018. On the other hand…

Global; Technology Innovation Award – Circular Economy of Plastics

Growth Opportunities in APAC Water & Wastewater Services Market, Forecast to 2022

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) water and wastewater services (WWWS) market, comprising water and wastewater treatment service offerings, such as design & engineering (D&E), operation and maintenance (O&M), and spare parts, for municipal operations and industries is growing steadily thanks to the region-wide economic development. The market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.82% between 2017 and 2022, propelled by a rapid population growth and urbanization, industrial growth across Southeast Asia (SEA) and Central China, and…

Innovations in Water Management Strategies in Upstream Oil and Gas Operations in North America, 2018

There is a critical need for the upstream oil and gas exploration and production industry to better manage processed and produced water. Moving forward, activity is set to grow in absolute terms, but also on a per well basis in terms of process water and produced water levels. This growth requires smarter management methods to reduce the growing complexity in requirements and logistics concerning water. Furthermore, water scarcity and irregular supply are often found in areas of high levels of…

Global; Customer Value Leadership Award – Anaerobic Digester Systems

Europe; Technology Innovation Award – Moving Bed Bio-Reactor Wastewater Treatment Industry

The energy and environment industry, once staid and steady, has seen new and rapid changes across the market’s varied and increasingly diverse sectors. Renewable energy has now become a significant portion of the world’s energy production, natural gas has found multiple adherents and controversies with the expansion of the market through fracking, and services to the industry are evolving to leverage the huge influx of information through the Internet of Things and related data analytics solutions. Energy storage will continue to be a growth market while, further in the future, water and wastewater are likely to be pivotal concerns and opportunities for both emerging and existing economies.

We work closely with the world’s largest OEMs, utilities, service providers and IT firms to help them find the opportunities in this sea of change. Tailored, customized solutions provide clients with the best strategies for growth, supported by the right key data points researched to meet the client’s needs and the specific engagement. Key projects have included helping clients expand their businesses into new geographies, with new customer groups and by developing new solutions. We can provide services at any point in the business strategy cycle: from ideation to implementation, data collection to strategy creation, the voice of customer insights to marketing services.

Frost & Sullivan’s team can support your organization on each of the following areas:

  • Geographic Expansion
  • Ideation and Mega Trend Growth Workshops
  • Voice of Customer and Customer Strategies
  • Brand and Demand Marketing Outreach and Solutions
  • New Product Launch
  • Presenting Thought Leadership and conducting strategy workshops at your yearly business planning or customer events
  • Sourcing and supply chain development and market analysis.

Project Examples

  • Supply chain strategy for major utilities, to enable them to better plan budgets and negotiate supplier contracts
  • Voice of the customer with power plant owners/operators to help an OEM develop new service solutions
  • Brand and demand suite of services to enable major international conglomerates to target new services to selected verticals
  • A full analysis of the value chain for fuel cells, generators, steam turbines, gas turbines, wind turbines and solar power to ascertain environmental practices and areas of corporate social responsibility, for a major global standard firm in order to develop a long-term global expansion strategy in the energy industry
  • Go to market strategies for deploying new and innovative solutions in digital oil fields

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We specialize in running growth workshops with our clients which help us take a cross-functional team of our client, within a span of a day from information to implementation.

Preparation of the workshop includes:

  • Identify key project stakeholders
  • Align on the workshop agenda, objectives and activities
  • Conduct stakeholder interviews/surveys

The workshop itself includes the following:

  • Share relevant research findings and stakeholder interviews
  • Hold an ideation and filtration phase to identify the universe of opportunities, then quickly determine those with best fit based on internal and external forces
  • Conduct an interactive and thorough rating and ranking process to further identify the top one to three go-to-market solutions
  • Prioritize implementation plans and assign owners for next steps

Post-workshop activities include:

  • Compile findings and next steps from a workshop
  • Recommend action steps/follow-on work

Additional services: Provide implementation, integration, and marketing solutions to support the strategic outcomes of the project.

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“Frost & Sullivan ran a strategy workshop with Procter & Gamble to help our New Business Creation teams to understand the developing personal mobility market. The workshop consisted of Frost & Sullivan professionals presenting and informing us of the evolving opportunities across the industry value chain and then facilitating group plenary sessions to explore potential opportunities in this market. We found the information provided very insightful, strategic and tailored to our needs and appreciated the facilitation skills and tools used in the workshop, which helped us achieve our goals. We plan to be engaging with Frost & Sullivan in the future on other areas of interest.”

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“Frost Research is compact, comprehensive, and easy to understand. Most of the reports are presented in presentation form which is easier to be digested compared to traditional report format. The insight information can be utilized to plan technology and procurement strategy to stay ahead from others and to give more value to the stakeholders especially end customer. The interaction with analyst and Frost & Sullivan team is very good and almost prompt responses. Overall partnerships are positive and encouraging. Even some of the topics which are not covered in the Energy and Power are also made available based on our request.”

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A leading company in Building Technologies

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