9th January 2013 - Woking, Surrey - SFW Ltd and CDC Climat are delighted to announce a new arrangement for the delivery of their respective climate change services whereby CDC Climat will offer the investment, consulting and research and SFW will offer IT products and services – enabling both organisations to focus on their core strengths to the benefit of their clients.
The new deal is based around SFW’s purchase of the Intellectual Property Rights of the Global Carbon Portfolio (GCP), Registry Electronic Interface (REI) and Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) Registry software from CDC Climat. In addition, both parties have agreed that they will work together on, and jointly offer, the Seringas national registry software: CDC Climat will continue to offer Seringas as part of its full range of advisory services to Governments, with SFW delivering the technical advisory services and maintenance of the tool itself.
Francois Sit, who was pivotal in the deal for CDC Climat, said: “This balanced arrangement ensures continuity of service and preserves the technical assets and registry linkages of the IT tools we have developed – I am extremely satisfied with the result for CDC Climat and its clients”.
Anaïs Delbosc, Head of the Government’s Advisory services at CDC Climat added: “This new arrangement guarantees that CDC Climat’s advisory services to public bodies will be supported by the best possible IT services provided by SFW”.
Chris Peddie Burch, Head of SFW’s Climate Environment and Energy Group said “The purchase of GCP, REI and VCS perfectly complements SFW’s existing offerings – ETSWAP and consultancy services – and completes SFW’s climate product portfolio. SFW now combines the knowledge and the products to help Governments and Government Agencies implement effective market mechanisms. I am delighted that SFW can now offer even more products that integrate well with each other and that give clients greater choice as to how they address their individual climate requirements.”
Commenting on the purchase, Peter Hornsby, Director at SFW said “This is great news not just for SFW and CDC Climat, but also for clients requiring climate change solutions as it rationalises the service offerings of both parties and means that they have a clear path to getting the impartial advice, practical knowledge and delivery expertise they need to honour their Climate commitments.”