Smart Innovators: Net Zero Financial Data And Analytics Providers

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Executive Summary

Demand for net zero financial data and analytics has grown in recent years, due to current and upcoming climate disclosure regulations, changing climate policy landscapes and investor demand. Financial market firms are increasingly turning to net zero financial data and analytics to help them identify, monitor and address their climate risk exposure, as well as seize the opportunities created by the changing landscape. This report benchmarks the innovation of 13 net zero financial data and analytics providers across seven categories of capabilities: data acquisition, sectoral data sets, net zero targets, carbon offsets and renewable energy certificates (RECs), climate change opportunities, climate transition risk valuations and net zero portfolio optimization. Technology decision-makers should use this report to understand the innovation happening in this space and inform their product strategy. Buyers can use the report to determine how and where these offerings can bring value to their businesses and reduce their climate-related risks.

Table of contents

Net zero data and analytics are becoming critical business assets for financial markets
Net zero data and analytics enable product innovation and reduce risk in financial markets
Introducing net zero financial data and analytics providers
Net zero financial data and analytics providers deliver through three core models
Innovation stems from AI modelling, NLP, unique data sources and user relevant applications
Providers are extending their offerings by buying, building and partnering for capabilities
The next wave of innovation will cover financed emissions, physical risk and biodiversity

Table of figures

Figure 1. Ecosystem of net zero financial data and analytics providers
Figure 2. Net zero data and analytics for financial markets: capability categories and components
Figure 3. Net zero financial data and analytics providers capabilities assessment
Figure 4. Acquisitions, investments and partnerships

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

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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