ERM, the world’s largest specialist sustainability consultancy, has acquired Australian enterprise system specialists The Big Middle and The Big Zero, who are experts in Salesforce, Oracle, and WalkMe technologies.

Combined with ERM’s consultancy services and its partnership with Salesforce, The Big Zero’s expertise in ESG accounting systems will support clients in establishing a unified source of environmental data. The Big Middle will continue as one of Australia’s leading technology service providers focused on systems integration of enterprise solutions, including onboarding and training of customers in Australia and New Zealand.

Thomas Achhorner, Global Head of Digital Products and Data Analytics at ERM, said, “Through the acquisition of The Big Zero, we can enable clients to better track and integrate environmental data seamlessly into their organization, encompassing Scope 1, 2 and 3 carbon emissions, energy usage, as well as waste and water management from various sources.”

Matthew Klein, Global Corporate Sustainability & Climate Change Co-Head at ERM, said: “Combining ERM’s decarbonization strategy development and delivery expertise with The Big Zero and The Big Middle’s wealth of system implementation experience, we can further support organizations in delivering comprehensive plans that will help them to drive their sustainability goals at scale.”

Andrew McAdams, CEO of The Big Middle and The Big Zero, said, “We are pleased to join ERM and bring our expertise to a company with tremendous purpose. We look forward to extending our technology capabilities to a broader market while continuing the focus on sustainability.”

About ERM

Sustainability is our business.

As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, ERM partners with the world’s leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.

ERM’s diverse team of 8,000+ world-class experts in over 150 offices in 40 countries and territories help clients drive sustainability at pace and scale through combining strategic transformation and technical delivery capabilities. ERM calls this its “boots to boardroom” approach - a comprehensive service model that helps organizations to accelerate the integration of sustainability into their strategy and operations. Learn more

About The Big Zero and The Big Middle

The Big Zero is your partner in achieving net zero and broader ESG goals with confidence and efficiency. As specialists in Salesforce Net Zero Cloud, we bring a unique blend of expertise, technology, and experience to streamline your sustainability journey.

Our team combines strategic thinking with data-driven design, leveraging the power of the Salesforce platform to provide you with actionable insights and robust monitoring capabilities. With our solutions, you can confidently track progress and meet your sustainability objectives in an objective, auditable manner.

At The Big Middle, we're not just about delivering solutions; we're about empowering businesses to thrive in the digital age. As a dynamic and innovative Salesforce, Oracle, and WalkMe practice, we are dedicated to crafting tailored solutions that drive tangible results for our clients.

With a passion for excellence and a deep understanding of Salesforce, Oracle, and WalkMe technologies, we work tirelessly to revolutionize how businesses leverage these products. Our mission is to enable organizations to unlock the full potential of their platforms, scale operations, optimize processes, and enhance overall productivity.