ESG & Sustainability Software: 2021 Benchmark & Investment Recommendations (Webinar)

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Executive Summary

During 2021, large firms – both listed and private – will come under increasing pressure to disclose investment grade ESG data to financial investors, regulators and lenders. But few firms have the ESG management committee and data governance in place to make this happen let alone the software systems. Reliance on out-dated software applications designed to facilitate voluntary sustainability disclosures will not meet the new ESG disclosure requirements. Drawing on recent Verdantix research, this webinar will provide ESG and sustainability decision-makers with a benchmark of more than 45 ESG and sustainability software applications and recommend how firms should invest in ESGtech to ensure they can meet the new requirements of financial markets.

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About the authors

Yaowen Ma

Principal Analyst

Yaowen is a Principal Analyst at Verdantix conducting research on EHS and ESG information management. His current agenda focuses on digital technologies, best practices and growth strategies across EHS, product stewardship, sustainability performance and ESG risk management. Yaowen has more than seven years of experience managing and delivering EHS and ESG research and consulting engagements to corporates, vendors, investors and industry associations. He holds a dual major bachelor’s degree in environmental management and international relations from the University of Pennsylvania.

Sam Renshaw

Industry Analyst

Sam is an Industry Analyst in the ESG & Sustainability practice. His current research agenda focuses on ESG solutions across financial markets including ESG information providers and sustainability consulting. Sam joined Verdantix in 2021, and previously worked at Moody’s Analytics as part of the Buy-Side Solutions team. He holds a BSc from The University of Nottingham in Economics and is a CFA Level 2 candidate.

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