17 Jul 18

Barclays and Greenstone win 2018 Sustainability Product of the Year

Sustainability Product of the YearToday, the Business Intelligence Group named Barclays and Greenstone a winner in the 2018 Sustainability Awards. The development of a new software solution to facilitate the monitoring and reporting of initiatives to reduce environmental impacts, has been recognized as the 2018 Sustainability Product of the Year. 

The Sustainability Awards honor those people, teams and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission.

This award recognizes a collaboration between Barclays and sustainability software leader Greenstone to develop a new software solution to facilitate the monitoring and reporting of initiatives to reduce environmental impacts across energy, water, waste and paper. This new solution enables organizations to define targets, analyze how projects are contributing towards them and identify projects that could provide CO2e and consumption savings. It can also be used to enable Monitoring and Verification (M&V) calculations to assess actual project savings.

In addition to demonstrating leadership in product innovation, this project is an example of how Barclays is leading best practice and investing in helping other companies to achieve their environmental goals. Once completed, this innovative solution was made available to other organizations enabling them to similarly track, monitor and report consumption, carbon and financial savings from the implemented environmental initiatives.

Emma Page, Director of Barclays CRES Environmental Management, comments;

“We are delighted that we have been externally recognized. At Barclays we are continually striving to build partnerships to enable and share technology innovation and by working with Greenstone we have been able to advance our own environmental goals and enable other companies to do the same”.

Matthew de Villiers, CEO at Greenstone, comments;

“At Greenstone, we are constantly seeking innovative ways to enable our clients to mitigate their environmental impacts and achieve their sustainability ambitions. This joint award with Barclays recognizes the results of that commitment and highlights what can be achieved when we have the opportunity to innovate and work together with our clients to create new solutions for the market.”

“We are proud to reward and recognize the Barclays – Greenstone collaboration for their sustainability efforts,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer, Business Intelligence Group. “It was clear to our judges that their vision and strategy will continue to deliver results toward a cleaner, more sustainable world. Congratulations!”



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About Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

About Greenstone

Greenstone is a leading provider of non-financial reporting software covering Environment, Health & Safety, CSR Frameworks and Supply Chain. Greenstone’s commitment to its clients is data that talks to you. Central to this is Greenstone’s team of industry experts who advise and support clients to define their requirements and ensure they get the output required from their data. Greenstone’s solutions are currently used in over 100 countries worldwide. www.greenstoneplus.com

About Barclays

Barclays is a transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US.

With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 80,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

For further information about Barclays, please visit our website http://www.home.barclays.