ISLANDIA, N.Y., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- CA Technologies (Nasdaq: CA) today announced that it was named a Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index Leader. Developed by Maplecroft, a leading source of global risk analysis, the Climate Innovation Indexes (CIIs) are three indexes that rank the top 350 U.S. companies on their climate innovation and carbon management programs. The Maplecroft CII Leaders index recognizes the 100 top performing companies from the Maplecroft CII Benchmark.
The CIIs identify companies that through new technologies, market strategies, partnerships and other innovations are positioning themselves to seize opportunities and deliver sustained growth in a carbon-constrained future business environment. The three indexes revealed a positive correlation between the financial performance of companies and their ability to successfully implement market innovations related to climate change.
"The CIIs are a valuable tool for investors looking to pick winners, as they identify the most resilient, most innovative and best positioned companies to gain competitive advantage in the new low-carbon economy," stated Maplecroft's CEO, Professor Alyson Warhurst.
"We are pleased to be recognized by Maplecroft as a top performer in climate innovation and carbon management," said Cynthia Curtis, head of Sustainability, CA Technologies. "We've made some significant strides in our goal to reduce our energy consumption and carbon footprint through operational efficiencies and applying technology. And, while this is a journey with a long term focus, our efforts have been accelerated through collaboration with employees, partners and customers, and through the use of our own energy, carbon and sustainability management solution – CA ecoSoftware."
The CIIs rate each company against 100 performance based criteria. These criteria include the capacity to generate innovative new technologies or initiatives that capitalize on climate-related market opportunities; the management of climate change through policies, disclosure, targets, verification and supply chain processes; the mitigation of carbon emissions; adaptation by modeling future climate impacts and changing company operations and strategy; and reductions in overall GHG emissions. This release is the first reweighting of the indexes, which were initially launched on the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® service in January 2010.
To help meet its environmental goals, CA Technologies utilizes its own innovative CA ecoSoftware solution for tracking, managing and reporting on its sustainability program. A baseline has been formed and the company continually establishes new business practices to help reduce the amount of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere.
CA ecoSoftware is an energy, carbon and sustainability management solution designed to help organizations reduce carbon emissions, manage natural resource consumption, cut energy costs and deliver on their environmental goals. It provides valuable up-to-date information about energy patterns using data captured directly from organizations. Through a systematic, governed approach it helps increase efficiency, comply with regulations and policies, take action, and communicate with stakeholders.
To learn more about CA Technologies energy, carbon and sustainability solutions, visit:
- On the Web: http://www.ca.com/us/energy-sustainability-management.aspx
- Product demo: http://www.ca.com/us/collateral/demos/na/ca-ecosoftware.aspx
- Energy & Sustainability Perspectives Blog: http://community.ca.com/blogs/greenit
- On Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CAecoSoftware
About CA Technologies
CA Technologies (Nasdaq: CA) is an IT management software and solutions company with expertise across all IT environments – from mainframe and distributed, to virtual and cloud. CA Technologies manages and secures IT environments and enables customers to deliver more flexible IT services. CA Technologies innovative products and services provide the insight and control essential for IT organizations to power business agility. The majority of the Global Fortune 500 relies on CA Technologies to manage evolving IT ecosystems. For additional information, visit CA Technologies at www.ca.com.
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