Verdantix launches ESG research practice

New service will provide a range of research to assist clients in integrating ESG

Independent research and advisory firm Verdantix has expanded its reach with the launch of an ESG and sustainability research practice.

The new service will provide a range of market size and forecast models, M&A tracking services, ESG tech product assessments, consulting benchmarks and customer surveys to assist clients in integrating ESG and sustainability into their own systems and processes.

Verdantix ESG and sustainability research will cover four segments:

  • ESG products and services targeted at financial markets participants including asset owners, asset managers and alternative investors
  • Climate change, ESG and sustainability consulting across management, technical and investment markets
  • ESG tech digital solutions at the interface of corporate sustainability disclosures and ESG financial ratings
  • Digital technologies that enable corporate sustainability disclosures, risk management and performance improvement

Verdantix CEO David Metcalfe (pictured) said: “In 2020, investors grew their commitment to ESG businesses and in 2021 the corporate world will need to catch up with these new ESG demands.

“Our research has identified a surge of interest from private equity in ESG tech propositions, global consultancies are doubling-down on their climate change and sustainability practices and financial services firms are launching a wide range of ESG products and services.”  

Rodolphe d’Arjuzon, global head of research at the firm, added: “To succeed in 2021 participants in the ESG and sustainability market need hard data on customer demand.

“Historically, business leaders in this market have been prone to wishful thinking. As an independent research firm, we are uniquely positioned to help our clients understand where the money is, rather than where they hope it is. Our coverage will also give our clients the commercial edge to anticipate the rapid growth which will inevitably happen.”

Verdantix was founded in 2008 with a focus on research in climate change, energy efficiency and sustainability markets and assessing the market opportunity for ESG and sustainability technology solutions, data propositions and consulting services.

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Natalie Kenway

Natalie is global head of ESG insight for ESG Clarity and has been an investment journalist for 16 years. She won Editor of the Year at the Aviva Investors Sustainability Media Awards 2021, and was Winner...