Green Quadrant: Enterprise Carbon Management Software 2023

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Executive Summary

This report provides a detailed, fact-based comparison of the 19 most prominent enterprise carbon management software vendors in the market. Based on the proprietary Verdantix Green Quadrant methodology, our analysis incorporated two-hour live briefings, desktop research and vendor responses to a 70-point questionnaire covering 12 capability and six market momentum categories. The enterprise carbon management software market is experiencing significant growth and transformation, driven by firms' voluntary and regulatory commitments towards carbon emissions reporting and decarbonization. The landscape of carbon management software vendors is adapting to suit, influenced by regulatory pressures, stakeholder expectations, industry-specific needs and technological advancements. This presents both challenges and opportunities for vendors and buyers in their pursuit of effective carbon management and decarbonization. Among the software vendors featured in this Green Quadrant, 13 firms – Benchmark Gensuite, Cority, IBM/Envizi, Microsoft, Persefoni, Salesforce, Schneider Electric, Sphera, Sweep, UL Solutions, Velocity EHS, Watershed and Wolters Kluwer Enablon – demonstrated the most advanced all-round carbon management software capabilities.

Organisations mentioned

3Degrees, Accenture, Accuvio, AECOM, Airbnb, ALL4, Allied Irish Banks (AIB), Amazon, AMCS, Applied Value Group, Aramark, Arcadis, ArcelorMittal, Assent, Atos, ATS Corporation, Avanade, AXA Climate, Bain & Company, Balfour Beatty, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), Banco Santander, Banque de France, BBC, BearingPoint, Benchmark Gensuite, Blackstone, Bloomberg, BNP Paribas, Buckman, Burlington, Campari Group, Capgemini, Carbon Call, CarbonChain, Carnrite Group, Casino, CDP, Celsia, CGI, Citi, Climatiq, Cognizant, Connor Group, Cority, Crédit Agricole, Creditsafe, CSRHub, CSW Industrials, Dell, Deloitte, DEPT, Dexco, Diligent, Docomo Business, Dropbox, DS Smith, Dun & Bradstreet, EcoAct, EDC, Eiffage, Electrolux, Emitwise, Enbridge, ENGIE Impact, Envizi, ERM, Estée Lauder, European Environment Agency, EXIOBASE, EY, FigBytes, Flying Tiger, Ford Motor Company, Fujitsu, General Mills, GHD, GHG Protocol, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), GLYNT.AI, Golder, Greenly, Greenstone, GRESB, Grove, H&S Group, Hitachi, Hitachi Rail, Horizon, HP, HPE, Huco Consulting, IBM, Ideagen DevonWay, IKEA, Infosys, Ingredion, International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), J.S Held, Jacobs, JBA, KPMG, Lacoste, Langan, Lear Corporation, L'Oreal, Lowercarbon Capital, LTIMindtree, Makersite, Malk Partners, Marks & Spencer, Microsoft, Minerva Foods, MSCI, Munich Re, Nestlé, Nexio Projects, Nike, Nordea Bank, Normative, nZero, Ocean Spray, Optera, Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF), PCL Construction, PCMA Partners, Persefoni, Philips, PwC, Quentic, Reporting21, Reynolds, RSM, S&P Global, Salesforce, Santander, SAP, Schneider Electric, Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), Siemens, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB), Södra, Sphera, Stantec, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Sweep, Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), Tata Consultancy Services, The Hertz Corporation, THG, TIME CO2, Toyota Tsusho, TRC Companies, Trinity Consultants, UL Solutions, UN Conference of the Parties (COP), UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UN Climate Change Conference), US Department of Energy, US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), VelocityEHS, Vista Equity Partners, VitalMetrics, Viveo, Watershed, WayCarbon, Werner Enterprises, WeSustain, Wipro, Wolters Kluwer Enablon, Workiva, WSP, Xylem, Zurich Insurance Group

About the authors

Adam Barnard

Principal Analyst

Adam is a Principal Analyst in the Verdantix Net Zero & Climate Risk practise. Prior to joining Verdantix, Adam was a Director at an environmentally focused US investment firm. Adam has previously held roles in London in investment management at Man Group, UBS and Morgan Stanley and in strategy at SABMiller in South Africa. Adam holds a Masters from Yale with a concentration on investment and the environment, a MBA with a concentration on impact investing and sustainability and a BCom(Honors) in Economics and Finance from the University of Cape Town

Alice Saunders

Industry Analyst
Alice is an Industry Analyst in the Verdantix Net Zero & Climate Risk practice. Her current research agenda focuses on climate risk solutions and biodiversity. Alice holds a Masters in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance from the University of Oxford and a BA in English Literature from the University of Warwick.

Ryan Skinner

Research Director, Net Zero & Climate Risk
Ryan is the Research Director for the Verdantix Net Zero & Climate Risk practice. He guides the research team to develop compelling research at the intersection of net zero strategies, carbon management, climate risk and technology. Prior to joining Verdantix, Ryan was a principal analyst at Forrester Research, where he initiated the research into ESG data and analytics offerings. He also has extensive experience of helping software companies with their messaging, positioning, market and technology strategies. Ryan studied at Duke University, the University of Manchester and the University of Oslo, and speaks Norwegian fluently.

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