On Monday 26 April, Greenstone will be presenting on ‘Software Solutions for ESG and Private Equity’ at the Wall Street Green Summit 2021.
The Wall Street Green Summit is one of the longest running and most comprehensive sustainable finance events in the industry globally. Launched in 2002, the Wall Street Green Summit covers cutting edge content, industry developments and features the leading practitioners in sustainability. It is aimed at building the sustainable finance system for responsible investing and the changing role of business in sustainability.
Greenstone’s Head of InvestorPortal, Toby Robertson, will be speaking on Day 1 of the 5-day virtual summit. Day 1’s agenda is dedicated to Sustainable Finance, ESG Solutions and Data Reporting. Toby will be specifically presenting on the importance and relevance of ESG reporting in private equity and how ESG software can enable ESG data collection, reporting and analytics.
The rise of ESG reporting and responsible investing
Across the asset-management world, interest in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) performance has soared since the launch of the UNPRI (Principles for Responsible Investments) in 2006. Integrating ESG factors into investment decisions and portfolio management strategies is increasingly becoming the norm and investors are seeking to better understand a company’s long-term value by looking at ESG information.
However, this trend in responsible investment and ESG reporting is presenting investors with many challenges when it comes to gathering, maintaining and analysing ESG data. Gaining access to accurate, credible and consistent ESG data and supporting information is difficult.
Software is the obvious way to streamline the ESG data collection, questionnaire distribution and management process. Investors are now looking for purpose-built ESG software platforms to collect, track and analyse data and material ESG KPIs from their portfolios on an ongoing basis.
Greenstone’s Investor ESG software
Greenstone launched its Investor ESG software solution, InvestorPortal, in late 2019. Since then, it has received an exceptional amount of market interest and is currently used by Private Equity firms all over the world with a collective total of over $118.5bn AUM.
InvestorPortal is a purpose-built responsible investing solution that provides centralised analysis of ESG data at portfolio, fund and portfolio company level. As well as simplifying the collection, management and analysis of standard and proprietary ESG data and documents, InvestorPortal enables location-based GHG emissions calculation (using Greenstone Enterprise’s database of over 1million emissions factors), customised scoring and ratings and communications.