Tech Roadmap: Digital GHG Emissions Management Technologies

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Executive Summary

This Tech Roadmap report clarifies the business value, pace of innovation and maturity of 14 digital GHG emissions management technologies. Verdantix conducted a fact-based assessment of the maturity, innovation, future prospects and business value of each solution. Chief sustainability officers, global heads of net zero, ESG managers and sustainability operational leaders responsible for selecting technologies to support processes, systems and objectives should use this report to identify technologies that can add value to their operations. The technologies considered are carbon credits trading platforms, employee carbon engagement platforms, financed emissions software, Internet of Things (IoT) emissions tracking solutions, renewable energy source tracking, satellite GHG data and data collection, Scope 3 emissions management software, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) GHG data and data collection, carbon management software, energy management software, carbon registries, continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS), EHS software, and predictive emissions monitoring systems (PEMS).

Table of contents

Tech Roadmap Analysis As A Tool For Managers And Vendors 
Key Questions Answered By A Tech Roadmap Analysis
Tech Roadmap Analysis Aligns With Digital GHG Emissions Management Technologies

Tech Roadmap Analysis For Digital GHG Emissions Management Technologies 
Defining The Market

Tech Roadmap Methodology 
Identifying The Five Market Phases Of Technology Maturity 
Three Technology Life Cycles Differentiate Business Value
Technology Adoption And Success Influence Positioning 
Pace Of Innovation Determines The Time To The Next Life Cycle Phase

Digital GHG Emissions Management Technologies In The Launch Phase 
Carbon Credits Trading Platforms
Employee Carbon Engagement Platforms 
Financed Emissions Software
IoT Emissions Tracking Solutions 
Renewable Energy Source Tracking
Satellite GHG Data And Data Collection
Scope 3 Emissions Management Software 
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) GHG Data And Data Collection

Digital GHG Emissions Management Technologies In The Growth Phase 
Carbon Management Software (CMS)
Energy Management Software 

Digital GHG Emissions Management Technologies In The Maturity Phase 
Carbon Registries
Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) 
EHS Software
Predictive Emissions Monitoring Systems (PEMS)

Table of figures

Figure 1-1. Tech Roadmap Technology Definitions 
Figure 1-2. Tech Roadmap Technology Definitions 
Figure 2. Tech Roadmap For Digital GHG Emissions Management Technologies 

Organisations mentioned

3Degrees, ABB, Aegex Technologies, Aeris, AirCarbon Exchange, Albo Climate, American Climate Registry (ACR), APX, Artis Energy, AVITAS, Baker Hughes, BASF, Benchmark Digital, Blue Sky Analytics, Bluetooth, BP, BPC, BrainBox AI, C3 AI, Carbon Analytics, Carbon Impact X, Carbon Mapper, CarbonChain, Carbonex, CBL Markets, CDP, Circulor, Cisco, Clarity AI, Clean Energy Ventures, ClearTrace, Climate Action Reserve, Climate Impact X, ClimateTrade, CMC Solutions, CODEL International, Cority, CTX Global, DBS Group, DJSI, EarthSense, Ecometrica, Emerson, Emitwise, Enablon, Eneco, Energisme, ENGIE, ENVEA, Enviro Technology Services, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Envizi, EU, Federal Aviation Administration, FigBytes, FlexiDAO, FlyLogix, FogHorn, Fortun, Fuji Electric, G2 Data Systems, Gasmet Technologies, General Electric, GHG Protocol, GHGSat, Giki, Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ), Goby, Google, GRI, Horiba, IHS Markit, Intelex, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), IsoMetrix, JavaScript, Johnson Controls (JCI), JustCarbon, Kairos Aerospace, Kayrros, Likvidi, LogicLadder, Measurabl, MethaneSAT, Microsoft, NASA, NCX, Nordic Unmanned, Normative, Novelis, Oli, OneTRust, Pachama, Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF), Pawprint, Pergram Technical Services, Persefoni, Planetly, Powerledger, ProcessMAP, Project Canary, Qube, Quentic, Rezatec, Rockwell Automation, RS Metrics, SAI360, Salesforce, SAP, SASB, SBTi, Schneider Electric, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Servomex, Shell, SICK Sensor Intelligence, SpaceX, Sphera, Spherics, Standard Chartered, Sust Global, SustainWORKS, Sweep, Sylvera, TCFD, Teledyne, Temasek, TEO, The Voluntary Climate Marketplace, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Uavdrone, UL, Urjanet, VelocityEHS, Verra, Watershed, WeSpire, Xpansiv, Zeigo

About the authors

Guy Lewis

Analyst
Guy is an analyst in the ESG and Sustainability Practice. Prior to joining Verdantix, he worked at Bulb helping to optimise member experience as part of their renewable energy offering. He gained knowledge in operations and smart technologies. Guy holds a BA in Geography from the University of Manchester, with a placement year at the University of Queensland.

Alessandra Leggieri

Analyst

Alessandra Leggieri is a research analyst specialised in ESG & Sustainability. 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. Her current research agenda focuses on ESG, sustainability and climate change services market forecast, and digital strategies to improve sustainability risk management. Her research expertise also includes manufacturing and retail industry subject matter expert, thought leadership, storytelling, emerging technology research and analysis (cloud, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, computer vision, IoT), sales enablement, competitive and SWOT analysis, market research, research operations. 

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