Market Insight: 10 Innovative Vendors Advancing ESG And Sustainability Performance

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Executive Summary

Buyers of ESG and sustainability software – such as product lifecycle software, data collection and reporting solutions, and social impact platforms – should use this report to understand product developments. Software suppliers, as well as consultants, can leverage this report to identify partnership opportunities and acquisition targets, as well as to gain a better understanding of how their peers are driving innovation. New and existing vendors have entered the ESG and sustainability software market, bringing a fresh perspective to tackle corporates’ issues. They are offering solutions that incorporate promising technologies such as AI, blockchain and geospatial tools, or are establishing partnerships to develop new approaches to impact quantification. The 10 vendors covered in this report are Benevity, C3 AI, Circulor, KickImpact, Loopcycle, Makersite, NatureAlpha, Novata, Ulula and YuzeData.

Table of contents

Vendors in the ESG and sustainability space differentiate with technology, value proposition and industry focus
New technologies and data availability emerge as ESG and sustainability top innovation trends
Vendors from different backgrounds are helping firms enhance their ESG and sustainability performance

Table of figures

Figure 1. ESG and sustainability software market main transactions in the last 12 months
Figure 2. 10 innovations in the ESG and sustainability software market
Figure 3. 10 innovative vendors advancing ESG and sustainability performance

About the authors

Alessandra Leggieri

Industry Analyst

Alessandra Leggieri is an Industry analyst specialised in Net Zero & Climate Risk. Her background is in Biology (BSc Imperial College London), with a focus on Environmental Sciences. Prior to joining Verdantix she completed a Master's degree in Environmental Technology with Distinction. Her thesis project looked at biodiversity-friendly pest management decisions in communal gardens, which involved a collaboration with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. She has experience with both quantitative and qualitative data analysis, using R and NVivo.

Kim Knickle

Research Director, ESG & Sustainability

Kim leads the Verdantix ESG & Sustainability practice, addressing business challenges and priorities in ESG and sustainability through technology and services. Her current research agenda focuses on ESG regulatory and market drivers, sustainability reporting, risk management, supply chain sustainability, circular economy, social impact.  Knickle has worked for more than 20 years in the IT industry, providing research and analysis to help companies invest wisely in new technologies. Before joining the analyst industry, she held various roles in IT services, engineering, and product safety testing, beginning her career at Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.  Knickle holds a MBA from Boston University and a BS in electrical engineering from Cornell.

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