Qlik and C40 Cities Partner to Help the World’s Megacities Build a More Sustainable Future and Reach SDG 11 with Data and Analytics
C40 Cities, a global network of megacities committed to urgent climate action, and leading analytics platform Qlik are bringing the power of data and analytics to build a more sustainable and inclusive future. C40 leverages Qlik’s analytics platform to create engaging, actionable data applications for its 94-member cities to gain valuable insights on performance, collaboration opportunity and world-changing policies. This partnership comes as part of the Qlik Corporate Responsibility program, Qlik.org, which provides software and services to nonprofits to transform their organizations through insights, advancing their ability to positively impact climate change and associated humanitarian issues through data.
“The urgency of the climate crisis means that city leaders must use every tool available to them to tackle the threats of climate change, with data among the most critical. Cities have shown their commitment to share data, ideas and learning with each other to help drive climate action further and faster. C40 is excited to work with Qlik to accelerate this work with the power of data and analytics,” said Mark Watts, Executive Director of C40.
C40 and Qlik launched the partnership in 2018 with a challenge with the City of Boston and granted the Qlik developer community access to data about energy use in buildings across the city. The challenge focused on creating applications to address building energy performance, and uncovering opportunities for Boston’s building owners, businesses and residents to reduce energy use, energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. The solutions developed will be made available to C40’s member cities to enhance data-driven connection and strategic analysis.
“Analytics has the power to transform organizations by bringing groups together through data to elevate their shared mission. Qlik is proud to partner with C40 to help city governments connect, collaborate, and enact policies that will directly address climate change and improve the everyday life of urban citizens around the world,” said Mike Capone, CEO of Qlik.
About C40 Cities
C40 Cities connects 94 of the world’s greatest cities to take bold climate action, leading the way towards a healthier and more sustainable future. Representing 700+ million citizens and one quarter of the global economy, mayors of the C40 cities are committed to delivering on the most ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement at the local level, as well as to cleaning the air we breathe.
Qlik® is the leading data analytics platform and the pioneer of user-driven business intelligence. Its portfolio of cloud-based and on-premise solutions meets customers’ growing needs from reporting and self-service visual analysis to guided, embedded and custom analytics, regardless of where data is located. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, Qlik does business in more than 100 countries with over 48,000 customers globally and supports progress toward the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals as part of its corporate responsibility program at Qlik.org.