Strategic Focus: Leveraging ESG Data Sources, Analytics And AI In ESG Solutions

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Executive Summary

Businesses are increasingly using ESG and sustainability data to inform a growing list of decisions related to capital spending, supplier selection, strategy development, product development, performance benchmarking and risk and opportunity management. Customers and investors are also using ESG data to make purchasing and investment decisions. This report presents an overview of the ESG and sustainability data landscape, evaluates data sources and offers considerations for users who are increasingly critically dependent on this information for decision-making. Sustainability, finance and technology executives can use this report as part of their ESG digital strategy development.

Table of contents

Leveraging ESG data sources, analytics and AI to drive transparency
The ESG and sustainability data landscape
Evaluating ESG and sustainability data sources
Advancements driving ESG data transparency and quality
Applying AI to enhance data quality and enable informed decision-making

Table of figures

Figure 1. ESG information architecture and data sources
Figure 2. Evaluating the transparency of ESG data sources
Figure 3. ESG ratings agencies and rankers: methodology transparency
Figure 4. Incorporating AI for ESG decision-making

About the authors

Lily Turnbull

Industry Analyst
Lily is an Industry Analyst in the Verdantix ESG & Sustainability practice. Her current research agenda focuses on ESG and sustainability services, ESG assurance, and sustainable finance. Lily joined Verdantix in 2022 and has previous experience in social impact research and ESG software development. She holds an MSc in Women, Peace & Security from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in Theology & Religion from the University of Bristol.

Jessie Wilson

Jessie is an Analyst in the Verdantix ESG & Sustainability practice. Her current research agenda spans areas such as ESG reporting, the circular economy and supply chain sustainability. Prior to joining Verdantix, Jessie graduated from the University of Bristol with First Class Honours in BSc Geography and French. Her dissertation was on achieving a circular economy for plastics with reusable packaging.

Kim Knickle

Research Director, ESG & Sustainability
Kimberly Knickle is Research Director of the ESG & Sustainability practice at Verdantix. Her research areas encompass ESG regulations and reporting, ESG risk, supply chain sustainability, circular economy, social impact, and sustainable finance. Kim 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. Kim holds an MBA from Boston University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell.

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