ESG & responsible investing

The spotlight on responsible investment and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting has rapidly increased over the last couple of years. This content library has been created by the Greenstone team to help investors incorporate ESG performance and engagement into their long-term investment decisions and portfolio management strategies.

ESG software

ESG software

All you need to know about ESG - What does it mean, why is ESG reporting important and how Greenstone's ESG software can help your sustainability journey

ESG Glossary

ESG Glossary

Our ESG glossary consists of key ESG related terms that are defined and explained by our team of sustainability experts. We hope it will assist you in navigating the intriguing and multi-faceted world of sustainability and ESG reporting.

Key ESG takeaways from the Responsible Investment Forum Europe

Key ESG takeaways from the Responsible Investment Forum Europe

Greenstone attended the recent Responsible Investment Forum in London. Co-hosted with PRI, the Responsible Investment Forum is the longest-running private equity (PE) event focused on bringing together fund managers, institutional investors, and expert advisors to discuss ESG issues across alternative asset classes.  In this article, we identify four key themes during the event.

How does Private Equity Stack Up on ESG? Recent publication by BCG

How does Private Equity Stack Up on ESG? Recent publication by BCG

The ESG Data Convergence Initiative (EDCI) is an industry-led effort by the private equity community to drive consensus around meaningful ESG metrics and generate comparable, performance-based ESG data. This article, published by BCG celebrates the progress that the initiative has made in its inaugural year, highlights a few of the key findings from the benchmark, and encourages other GPs and LPs to join the initiative.

Greenstone ESG Technology winner's profile feature | The Drawdown

Greenstone ESG Technology winner's profile feature | The Drawdown

Greenstone was announced the winner of the ´Technology: ESG´ award at The Drawdown Awards ceremony held in London in June 2022. Following this, the Drawdown recently published a winner's profile feature on Greenstone in its publication. This feature is an interview with Greenstone's Head of InvestorPortal, Toby Robertson, on what makes Greenstone's cloud-based SaaS solution InvestorPortal stand out in the market.

Measuring ESG and carbon performance across your portfolio

Measuring ESG and carbon performance across your portfolio

This guide aims to act as an advisory tool for Private Equity (PE) firms that are looking at measuring and reporting Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across their portfolio.

Greenstone announced as a finalist in the Real Deals ESG awards

Greenstone announced as a finalist in the Real Deals ESG awards

Greenstone has been announced as a finalist in the Real Deals ESG Awards 2022. The Real Deals ESG Awards identify and celebrate those who are making positive change through ESG in private equity. Greenstone’s InvestorPortal SaaS solution has been recognised in the ‘ESG Tech’ category.

Why a SaaS solution is essential for your ESG strategy

Why a SaaS solution is essential for your ESG strategy

Greenstone has been providing SaaS solutions for 15 years. Our solutions are built to evolve with our clients’ requirements for now and in the future. In this blog, we aim to uncover what SaaS is, and the advantages it has over other software delivery options.

5 things to look for in sustainability reporting software

5 things to look for in sustainability reporting software

Whether you are moving beyond spreadsheets for the first time or looking to replace an existing system that isn’t working for your business, knowing where to start your search and what to look for can be a bit overwhelming. Here are 5 things to look for in sustainability and ESG reporting software.

Still working on spreadsheets? Here’s why you need ESG software

Still working on spreadsheets? Here’s why you need ESG software

Based on our experience of helping our clients do this, here we have outlined five reasons why spreadsheets are not fit to manage your sustainability data.

What to consider when selecting sustainability reporting software

What to consider when selecting sustainability reporting software

Here are some of the top reasons why organisations decide to invest in sustainability reporting software, some ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ for selecting software and a checklist of what to consider when making the decision.

US SEC climate rules: where to start and how to future-proof your data

US SEC climate rules: where to start and how to future-proof your data

This webinar aims to help companies understand the proposed rules and learn how to prepare their environmental data in accordance with the proposed legislation. This webinar will cover which companies will be affected, what are the proposed disclosure requirements, what Scope 3 data will be material, how you can start preparing your data and reporting and how ESG software can help.

Key takeaways on the SEC's new proposal & FAQs

Key takeaways on the SEC's new proposal & FAQs

This blog covers the key takeaways on the SEC's new proposal, the answers to some frequently asked questions and how Greenstone’s software can help start preparations.

Greenstone Investor ESG solution wins prestigious private equity award

Greenstone Investor ESG solution wins prestigious private equity award

Greenstone has been announced the winner of the ´Technology: ESG´ award at The Drawdown Awards ceremony. The Drawdown Awards celebrate excellence and innovation within private capital fund operations.

Greenstone sponsors Responsible Business Europe event

Greenstone sponsors Responsible Business Europe event

Greenstone was sponsoring Responsible Business Europe in London. This event, running across two days in London, brings together 400+ CEOs and senior-level executives from business, finance and Government to meet, discuss and share best practice on shaping the future of business.

Understanding the SEC’s new carbon disclosure recommendations

Understanding the SEC’s new carbon disclosure recommendations

This blog covers who this proposal applies to, what it asks for, what the requirements for scope 3 are and how Greenstone’s software can help start preparations.

Greenstone to speak on ESG software and ESG data at CoreNet NYC event

Greenstone to speak on ESG software and ESG data at CoreNet NYC event

Greenstone was part of the Prop Tech & Sustainability Committee at the CoreNet Global New York City Chapter event, that took place in April 2022. The panel spoke on 'How Companies Are Using Technology To Develop Their ESG'.

4 things to consider when calculating GHG emissions across a portfolio

4 things to consider when calculating GHG emissions across a portfolio

Calculating GHG emissions from investments (Scope 3, Category 15) can be daunting for private capital investors. In this article, we focus on this challenging category and outline four key things to consider when launching a program to accurately calculate GHG emissions across your entire portfolio.

ESG disclosure and reporting - 4 key impacts on procurement teams

ESG disclosure and reporting - 4 key impacts on procurement teams

In this blog, we have summarised one topic that was covered in a recent webinar on the ‘Dynamic ESG landscape & its intersections with sustainable procurement’ – how ESG disclosure impacts procurement teams. Below are 4 key impacts of ESG disclosure and reporting on procurement teams.

Greenstone’s investor ESG software named as finalist - Drawdown Awards

Greenstone’s investor ESG software named as finalist - Drawdown Awards

Greenstone has been shortlisted as a finalist in The Drawdown Awards, in the ‘Technology: ESG’ category. The Drawdown Awards celebrate excellence and innovation within private capital fund operations.

SEC proposes new climate disclosure rules for US public companies

SEC proposes new climate disclosure rules for US public companies

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced the release of proposed rule changes that would require US public companies to include climate-related disclosures, including scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions, in their registration statements and periodic reports. Learn more in this blog.

Sustainability & ESG Glossary

Sustainability & ESG Glossary

This glossary, providing definitions of the most commonly used terms and concepts in sustainability and ESG reporting, is designed to help sustainability professionals stay up to date with terms, acronyms, frameworks and reporting standards.

Five sustainability, ESG and supply chain trends to watch in 2022

Five sustainability, ESG and supply chain trends to watch in 2022

As we welcome in a New Year, the Greenstone team reflects on 2021 and its significance in areas of sustainability, ESG and responsible supply chains. This blog focuses on the top five trends to watch out for in 2022.

Larry Fink of BlackRock’s 2022 letter to CEOs – key takeaways

Larry Fink of BlackRock’s 2022 letter to CEOs – key takeaways

Each year, Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock, one of the largest asset management companies worldwide, releases a letter to CEOs. In this blog, we summarise some key points of Larry Fink’s 2022 letter to CEOs.

How Greenstone’s ESG software can enable Scope 3 reporting

How Greenstone’s ESG software can enable Scope 3 reporting

Providing a central hub for the collection and aggregation of Scope 3 data across all 15 Scope 3 categories, Greenstone’s solutions support businesses on their Scope 3 reporting journey, whether they are just starting out or they have been reporting in this area for years.

Unlocking ESG data to simplify the reporting challenge

Unlocking ESG data to simplify the reporting challenge

In this webinar, with a guest speaker from Value Reporting Foundation, award-winning ESG software provider Greenstone discusses how to unlock ESG data to simplify the reporting challenge.

Key aspects to consider in sustainability reporting

Key aspects to consider in sustainability reporting

This page is dedicated to sustainability reporting and covers topics such as: Is your sustainability data accessible? How to make sustainability reporting work for your business and how to improve transparency in your sustainability reporting.

Why ESG data matters in private equity & how SFDR standards can help

Why ESG data matters in private equity & how SFDR standards can help

In this blog post, we explore the metrics outlined in these standards, how the relevant data can be collected from portfolio companies, and how private equity managers can stay one step ahead by adopting these metrics to enhance their ESG capabilities.

Blackrock’s 2021 letter to CEOs and what is means for ESG reporting

Blackrock’s 2021 letter to CEOs and what is means for ESG reporting

Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock, an American multinational investment management corporation, has released his annual letter to CEOs. In this blog, we summarise some key points of the letter and what they mean for the future of ESG reporting and business.

The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)

The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)

Even though it’s early days in terms of reporting deadlines for SFDR, there is a lot of discussion around what it means for financial firms and ESG reporting. Our team of industry experts has written the following blog, addressing the key points and meaningful deadlines of the regulation that businesses should be aware of.

Top 5 sustainability, ESG & supply chain reporting trends for 2021

Top 5 sustainability, ESG & supply chain reporting trends for 2021

With the turn of a New Year, sustainability, ESG and supply chain software solutions provider Greenstone, reflects on 2020 and pulls out some key reporting trends to watch out for in 2021. In this blog we highlight the top 5 sustainability, ESG & supply chain reporting trends for 2021.

Greenstone’s investor ESG software awarded Product of the Year

Greenstone’s investor ESG software awarded Product of the Year

The Business Intelligence Group named Greenstone’s InvestorPortal software ‘Sustainability Product of the Year’ in the 2020 Sustainability Awards program. This prestigious award recognises Greenstone for its innovation and agility to evolve and develop its software solutions in response to specific market requirements.

ESG performance and long-term resilience – link stronger than ever

ESG performance and long-term resilience – link stronger than ever

As recently as 5 years ago, ESG (Environmental Social Governance) investing was still considered a very niche activity. The most striking development was over the past years. Lately, Private Capital as well as Public Equity funds, are starting to integrate ESG scoring into the analysis of their portfolios.

Why investors are seeking ESG software to manage portfolio data

Why investors are seeking ESG software to manage portfolio data

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. These are some of the reasons why investors are seeking ESG software to manage portfolio data:

Greenstone & EU Taxonomy

Greenstone & EU Taxonomy

Learn more about how Greenstone’s team of sustainability experts can help you to interpret the EU Taxonomy regulation to determine whether or not you need to report, and then formulate a plan for how to comply.

Preparing your data for the EU Taxonomy regulation

Preparing your data for the EU Taxonomy regulation

In this blog, we cover some of the essential aspects of the regulation so you can be sure that your company can meet the EU Taxonomy reporting requirements.

ESG risks and opportunities for private equity firms

ESG risks and opportunities for private equity firms

In this webinar, Greenstone will give an overview of the key risks and opportunities that ESG presents to private equity firms. This webinar is part of Climate Week NYC 2020

Preparing for the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)

Preparing for the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)

In this article we highlight some of the key details to help companies captured under the regulation prepare.

The importance of long-term ESG data management resilience

The importance of long-term ESG data management resilience

Sustainability is increasingly becoming a big part of most companies. However, many businesses are facing a significant ramp up in investor pressure and ESG information requests. This blogs discusses the importance of long-term ESG data management resilience

EU Taxonomy regulation – key impacts for companies & investors (FAQs)

EU Taxonomy regulation – key impacts for companies & investors (FAQs)

Greenstone recently held a webinar on ‘EU Taxonomy for sustainable finance - key impacts for companies and investors’. As a follow up to this webinar, we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions from our audience:

Webinar: EU Taxonomy for sustainable finance – key impacts for companies and investors

Webinar: EU Taxonomy for sustainable finance – key impacts for companies and investors

This free 30-minute webinar gives an introduction to the EU Taxonomy on sustainable finance. It also covers key implications for companies, investors and issuers, including those reporting under the Non-Financial Reporting Directive. Finally, we give an Introduction to performance thresholds and technical screening plus practical tips on how to incorporate the EU Taxonomy.