Strategic Focus: Growing Reliance On Geospatial Data For ESG And Sustainability
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The demand for more granular ESG data is expected to increase, as a result of net zero commitments, regained confidence in the voluntary carbon market, upcoming regulations around methane emissions and climate risk disclosures becoming mandatory. Satellite-based data offer accurate and timely information for corporates and investors, for uses ranging from monitoring and reducing GHG emissions to a risk-averse allocation of capital. This report gives an overview of the main drivers of geospatial data application for ESG and the variety of use cases associated with it, from supply chain management to monitoring methane leaks and biodiversity loss. Once limited by availability, a wave of investment for geospatial data providers and geospatial-informed analytics tools is enhancing the granularity and frequency of the data captured, and a growing number of new vendors are joining the market.
Table of contentsGeospatial Data Are Powerful Tools To Achieve ESG Goals
Net Zero Targets And Regulations Are Driving The Need For More Granular Data
Geospatial Data Provide Unparalleled ESG Insight
The Number Of Geospatial-Powered Software Vendors Has Exploded In Recent Years
Use Cases Of Geospatial Data: The Key To ESG Success
Table of figuresFigure 1. Investments In Geospatial-Based ESG Solutions In 2022
Figure 2. Uses And Users Of Geospatial Data
Organisations mentionedA/O PropTech, Abley, Albo Climate, Bloomberg, Cervest, Climate & Clean Air Coalition, Climate X, CommerzVentures, Energize Ventures, Environmental Defense Fund, Esri, European Space Agency, Future Positive Capital, General Secretariat for Investment (SGPI), GHGSat, Global Methane Pledge, IBM, Index Ventures, Insight Partners, Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), International Energy Agency (IEA), Jupiter Intelligence, Kayrros, NatureAlpha, NCX, New Zealand Space Agency, Oil & Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP) 2.0, One Concern, Orbital Insight, Pachama, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Picterra, Planet Labs, Ports of Auckland, PwC, RS Metrics, Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), Shopify, Space Intelligence, SpaceX, Sylvera, Taranis, Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Unilever, Verified Carbon Standard (VCS/Verra), VI Partners, WayCarbon, World Bank Group, WWF
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