At a Glance


Internet, Software, Hardware and Technology Services

Project Type

Engagement and Behavior Change




New York, NY


Jacob Shirmer helps SunGard go deeper with its energy savings initiatives, and provides concrete plans for in-house green agendas.


SunGard is one of the world’s leading software and technology services companies. While SunGard had already initiated energy efficiency projects as part of the KKR and EDF Green Portfolio partnership program, as well as the EDF Climate Corps partnership in the past, it was interested in identifying additional energy savings oppurtunities.


Shirmer was able to design a framework for establishing office Green Teams that included an Energy Treasure Hunt campaign for finding energy savings. Shirmer also identified strategic revenue generation opportunities in growing sustainability markets. After researching SunGard’s services and solutions and having conversations with a multitude of individuals representing different products in each of SunGard’s four business units, Shirmer was able to present actionable recommendations that could drive internal cost savings and external profits in multi-billion dollar markets.

Potential Impact

SunGard will launch multiple pilot Treasure Hunts later this fall, with the goal of implementing the initiative across SunGard’s entire office portfolio. With 3.2 million square feet of office space around the world, this is a plan that could result in substantial cost savings and greenhouse gas reductions.

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