A group of mid-sized, private equity owned operating companies ($100-$500m revenue) lacked specialist resources to manage their complex, international footprint. The group was spending ~$50m on gas and power but only a portion was being actively managed or competitively bid. The PE fund believed there was an opportunity to improve procurement but the fund and the operating companies lacked energy procurement and efficiency expertise.
Poder Consulting performed a quick hit, size of the prize assessment of the opportunity based on current spend, locations and market experience on geographies with an opportunity to save. In addition, facility data was reviewed at a high level to identify the top candidates for energy efficiency and demand response program participation. A veteran leader in the energy business worked with the portfolio companies to understand their efforts to date and shared options for improvement.
Poder Consulting helped the PE firm and portfolio companies to learn enough about energy markets to make educated decisions. The project identified substantial opportunities to reduce cost and improve profitability while also reducing administrative work and risk associated with commodity procurement. All companies had a 1 year or less (net) ROI on the energy procurement projects, and the contracted companies are now recording, monitoring and reporting out on energy in a market leading softwa
A group of mid-sized, private equity owned operating companies ($100-$500m revenue) were facing increased pressure from their customers to report upon and improve sustainability. This trend was in line with a growing focus in 2019 on sustainability – both for the supply chain of consumer facing companies and for private equity firms. The group was just beginning to track Scope 1 emissions and focus on sustainability varied greatly. None of the companies had a sustainability plan and reporting
The team conducted a short study which determined the current state of sustainability reporting across the portfolio and compared this to market standards. Poder engaged with OpCo teams to introduce sustainability reporting aand to offer direct “voice of customer”. Poder took an 80/20 approach to build a standard scorecard for OpCos and set future ambition with client team
Poder Consulting helped the portfolio companies to better understand the emerging market for sustainability and how it related to their business. The project provided guidance on how to leverage sustainability as a competitive advantage – while limiting investment. The project identified both risks and opportunities associated with sustainability and provided the latest information on the changing world of sustainability reporting. OpCos also got exposed to key software and tools in sustainabil
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