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Business for Planet Modeling

Pivot your business in a finite world – securely and robustly

The changing climate impacts us all. For industry, financial services, and governments, it creates uncertainty, making it difficult to plan and invest with confidence.

Industrial corporates, public sector organizations, and the financial community face unprecedented change and uncertainty, making it increasingly difficult to take strategic investment decisions with confidence. According to Capgemini’s Sustainability Business Trends report, over 60% of executives now say that the business case for sustainability is clear, but how do you demonstrate it? 
Shareholders, citizens, and investors expect strategic decisions that they can trust and which are backed up by facts. When it comes to considering the issues of planetary boundaries and systemic risk, while there may seem to be an abundance of readily available information, existing tools for modeling future scenarios and evaluating risk fall short. So how can you make choices that comprehensively consider the opportunities and risks to your business, your extended ecosystem, and ultimately the planet, while building  confidence and generating sustainable competitive advantage? 

Capgemini’s Business for Planet Modeling is a powerful answer with an interdisciplinary approach, designed for use by heads of sustainability, strategy, R&D, engineering, and risk management amongst others. Our advanced integrated assessment model transcends traditional approaches, by enabling strategy co-creation and validation across the business ecosystem, backed by the latest traceable algorithms from the scientific community to help you evaluate and, as necessary, pivot your strategies and investments.  

Pivot your business in a finite world.

“With Business for Planet Modeling, you can make fact-based business, investment, and transition decisions with greater precision and certainty, and stress-test your plans and strategies against a range of future scenarios more easily.”   

Philippe Sottocasa, Business for Planet Modeling Program Director and VP Account CTO

Infinite business scenarios for a finite world

Business for Planet Modeling empowers organizations and their ecosystems to analyze a strategic digital twin model of their business scenarios and plans. We can then stress-test them against a variety of future states relating to predictions on climate, economy, energy and planetary boundaries in a secure fashion. 

This helps to evaluate the risk profile, resilience, and materiality of these scenarios, and quantify the risks and opportunities related to regulations, resources, population, the geopolitical landscape, the value chain, and ultimately the planet. The results are complete, auditable, and collaborative, with ease of deployment. 

“What if you could work with your ecosystem to align on transition scenarios and associated assumptions and outcomes? Business for Planet Modeling brings a dynamic approach for our clients to implement key sustainability priorities​ – such as process investments, portfolio transition, manufacturing flexibility,  and energy investments in plants and group wide.”   

Corinne Jouanny, Head of Portfolio and Industry Centers of Excellence, Capgemini Engineering

Example use cases


The challenge: Identify zones of H2 mobility competitiveness against other competing technologies.
The approach: We create a model of the ecosystem, including vehicle segmentation, engine types, fuel and energy production, and delivery, to the point of consumption (charging, fueling). By making a global multi-factor evaluation, we define the optimum scenarios and conditions of H2 cost and access versus other investment opportunities.


The challenge: To secure major long-term investment, evaluate the robustness of future products and assets in evolving market conditions, and how they’ll help meet decarbonization objectives.
The approach: We create a model of a manufacturer’s portfolio of products/assets, and then assess against a variety of scenarios with parameters such as damage-adjusted GDP, emission taxies, carbon policies, energy mix and price, resource availability, land demand constraints, etc.

Financial services

Challenge: Banks and asset managers hold loans and shares in a portfolio of companies – with declared emissions. They want to reduce the financed emissions of their portfolio. How will their sectoral and business portfolio evolve with the risks and opportunities of the climate, energy, resources and tech transitions?
Approach: We model the financed emissions of the portfolio, today and in the future, perform emissions and revenue generation forecasting for multiple sectors and multiple future scenarios, and stressttest portfolio against future climate transition risks.

Public sector

Challenge: Ministries of economy, industry, energy, agriculture, low carbon and environment transition, build the policies for the future with the business sectors, the labor unions and  NGOS. Policies are quantified at best  in separate models and without consistency. The players do not see the consequences of their propositions.
Approach: We create a platform where the consulted public and private players deposit their scenarios and targets. Interactions, costs and benefits for the country are instantly calculated. Specific specialized models from ministries can be consistently articulated.

Business for Planet Modeling: A combination of assets and services

Capgemini’s Business for Planet Modeling is a combination of:  

  • Capgemini strategic consulting and engineering services to build a “strategic twin” model of a client’s transition scenarios
  • An open-source simulation platform (SOS Trades) that’s agnostic, auditable and designed with the concept of “coopetition” in mind
  • A global open-source integrated assessment model framework (WITNESS) that’s flexible and transparent
  • Ongoing services to integrate the latest scientific algorithms into the interconnected models
  • Plus new sources of information.  

Benchmarks are not goals but stepping stones. With Business for Planet Modeling, we do more than support sustainable transformation. We help position organizations as cutting-edge decarbonization leaders in their industries, enabling them to leverage all of the benefits of decarbonization and gain a competitive advantage. 

“Based on the WITNESS model and SoSTrades multidisciplinary platform, we believe that Business for Planet Modeling is one of the most promising solutions to have evolved from industry and the Linux organization working together.”

Alain Chardon, Energy Transition Director, Capgemini Invent

Discover the corporate experience

Want to improve the ongoing planning of your energy transition with transparency and precision? Ask our experts for a demo or visit our page.

Watch our videos

Truman Semans, OS-Climate’s CEO, and Cyril Garcia, Capgemini’s Group Executive Board Member, and Head of Global Sustainability Services and Corporate Responsibility, discuss the power of open source collaboration.

Cyril Garcia shares why Capgemini joined the OS-Climate community, and how we intend to leverage open-source data and analytics in support of our clients.