Coho and Arcadia partner to offer end-to-end support for corporate water sustainability
The partnership combines Arcadia’s utility water data with Coho’s best-in-class advising to enable corporate clients to execute intelligent, high-impact water sustainability programs.
Washington, DC, October 23, 2023 – Coho, a leading advisory services firm dedicated to helping its clients meet their climate and water goals, and Arcadia, a technology company connecting the clean energy future, announce a groundbreaking partnership designed to empower large organizations with the tools and expertise needed to improve their water use.
This strategic alliance ensures that client organizations will benefit from a comprehensive and seamless approach to water sustainability that includes precise data management, expert guidance, executive education, and access to a wealth of experience.
“We are excited about our collaboration with Coho to translate water utility data into actionable insights for businesses,” said Kiran Bhatraju, CEO and founder of Arcadia. “Our fusion of data and technical proficiency will empower businesses to achieve cost savings, enhance water resilience, and pave the way for a water-secure future.”
The Benefits to Our Clients
- Precise and Reliable Data Management: Organizations will gain access to Arcadia’s cutting-edge technology platform, which provides detailed and dependable data on utility energy and water usage. This data is the bedrock upon which smart decisions are made and progress is measured. With Arcadia’s support, clients can now clearly measure their water and carbon footprints, enabling them to monitor change over time and benchmark their sustainability initiatives effectively.
- Expert Guidance and Advisory Support: Coho’s dedicated advisors will help clients examine the context that surrounds their operations and water use, including local water availability and scarcity trends, regulations, and community stakeholder concerns. They will work hand-in-hand with clients to identify high-impact and economically feasible solutions for sustainable water use, such as wastewater reuse systems. This includes assistance in running competitive procurements, exploring innovative financing structures, and winning executive support for execution. Coho is proud to be backed by ERM, the world’s largest pure-play sustainability consulting firm, and will leverage ERM’s broad technical capabilities per the client’s unique needs.
- Seamless Support from Insight to Action: By combining the comprehensive data management capabilities of Arcadia, the expert guidance of Coho, and the extensive resources of ERM, our partnership provides the ultimate support structure for large organizations to make rapid and intelligent progress towards reducing their water footprints, improving wastewater discharges, and bolstering their overall water sustainability performance.
This partnership comes at a time when climate change and aging infrastructure are raising utility water rates and reducing water supply across the United States and globally. Large organizations in many industries draw significant volumes of water to keep their operations running, exposing them to increasing water-related financial and reputational risks. There are often cost-effective technologies available that can allow an organization to use less water and use it more efficiently, thereby reducing its risk and improving sustainability performance.
“Our clients increasingly recognize that smart, sustainable water use is business-critical,” said Gary Farha, CEO of Coho. “Traditionally, water has been undervalued and its management has been fragmented and siloed. The ‘business-as-usual’ approach has left our clients and their communities deeply exposed to water risks. Coho and Arcadia are here to support organizations in proactively addressing these risks, executing transformational projects, and becoming best-in-class water stewards.”
This partnership is effective immediately. Current clients of Arcadia and Coho will be invited to participate in receiving end-to-end support. New clients seeking to embark on their water sustainability journey can contact either organization to get started.
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Arcadia unlocks access to global utility data. Our technology powers the next generation of climate solutions, giving anyone the tools to electrify and decarbonize. Learn more at arcadia.com
Coho, an ERM Group Company, is a global climate advisor dedicated to helping clients navigate complexity and take ambitious steps on their climate journey. We provide deep market insight, analytical problem-solving, and change management expertise so that clients can switch to renewable energy and make other large-scale climate and water resiliency investments with confidence and internal alignment. To learn more about how Coho can help you get ahead of your climate goals, visit cohoclimate.com.
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As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, ERM partners with the world’s leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.
ERM’s diverse team of 8,000+ world-class experts in over 150 offices in 40 countries and territories combine strategic transformation and technical delivery to help clients operationalize sustainability at pace and scale. ERM calls this capability its “boots to boardroom” approach – a comprehensive service model that helps organizations to accelerate the integration of sustainability into their strategy and operations. Learn more at erm.com