ESG: OVERVIEW OF AN EVOLVING LANDSCAPE

Solidatus brings ESG priorities, reporting and assessments together with the data flows, processes and their owners in a managed, sharable and maintained environment. Better governance, less waste, more efficiency and more effective socialisation of ESG programmes make Solidatus the best solution for meeting ESG regulations.

DELIVERING A SUSTAINABLE
SOLUTION FOR ESG

2021 continues to see the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) landscape evolve with the emergence of a more complete set of principles, ethics and disclosure requirements. With so many standards, disclosures and rating methods, alongside new data sources required, ESG initiatives cut across a company and require high-level control combined with an understanding of how data requirements intersect.

Meeting the requirements of ESG marks a commitment to building a more sustainable organisation and ultimately a climate positive company. This leads to more investment and a competitive edge in a world where heavy penalties will be placed on businesses who do not meet rigorous ecological impact assessments.

Solidatus’ ground-breaking lineage-first approach brings together ESG principles, company priorities, assessment methodologies and data sources and metrics to give a full end-to-end picture of the impact of ESG initiatives.

REGULATING ESG

Solidatus’ ground-breaking lineage-first approach brings together ESG principles, data sources and metrics to give a full end-to-end picture of the impact of ESG initiatives.
Diagram: The ESG landscape is complex and requires simplification to understand and compare data requirements


As of March 2021, the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) requires mandatory Enivornmental, Social and Governance (ESG) disclosure obligations for asset managers and other financial markets participants (FMPs) for the first time.

Our sophisticated integration capabilities are used to relate metrics to data flows through the company, both to understand where existing data can be used and to identify and plan for additional sources. The result is a live map of ESG initiatives, showing how ESG aims translate through to delivery providing assessment bodies with every piece of the puzzle.

ESG REGULATORS ADD ENFORCEMENT TO VERIFY DISCLOSURES

The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced an Enforcement Task Force for climate risk disclosures – “Proactively addressing emerging disclosure gaps that threaten investors and the market”. Organisations are caught between increasingly strident calls for disclosures and even more vague (but more extensive) sets of information to provide – not just for the company, but also for suppliers and investments.

Solidatus Data Architect and ESG expert, John Tobin, blogs:

Model: Visualising an organisation’s key topics through to disclosures and data

WHY SOLIDATUS

Instantly show compliance

Quickly assess compliance against requirements and
standards and demonstrate your company’s adherence to ethical practices.

CONTEXTUALISE ESG INITIATIVES

Design, view and track ESG initiatives across a broad spectrum of markers and to the supporting metrics and new data source requirements.

Establish organisational-wide understanding

Owners of parts of the data landscape can contribute collaboratively, with all changes versioned for full change management and comparison.

EFFICIENTLY RESPOND TO A CHANGING LANDSCAPE

Maintain a dynamic map of ESG initiatives that prevent a panicked response to new regulatory demands that can disrupt day-to-day business.

A GLOBAL WAKE-UP CALL: UNPICKING THE COMPLEXITIES OF ESG

ESG is here to stay and has rapidly become an important facet in the very fibre of an organisation. Not only is a good ESG programme essential to position a company’s principles and values around the environment and social governance, it is a highly desired criteria for investors.

Solidatus writes for Asset Digest:

Diagram: Solidatus integration of complete process from ratings, to disclosures and impact

Solidatus createS, manageS & demonstrateS your complete ESG strategy

POWERFUL QUERY AND VISUALISATION

Provide focused views for different stakeholders, highlighting problems such as missing data and duplicate sources. Demonstrate processes and flows from system to field level.

FLEXIBLE AND SCALABLE METADATA

With Solidatus’ flexible and open metadata model, create hierarchies of regulations and policies, assessment methods and metrics, and add relationships between them and the people and programmes that will be delivering them.

ENTERPRISE-SCALE MODELLING AND VISUALISATION

The ability to model complete flows is critical to compliance. Share read-only views to engage investors, senior management and regulators.

DELIVER BUSINES INTELLIGENCE

Solidatus’ reference model capability integrates business knowledge with technical metadata across flows. Categorise and identify the right data for ESG assessments, ensure completeness and view lineage to the source.

integrate and import diverse metadata sources

Automate and productionise metadata load with connectors to data and ETL platforms. Update data quality statistics with data quality engine integrations – all supported by change management. 
Model: ESG disclosures and regulations

AVOIDING BURSTING POINT - IS ESG INVESTING IN BUBBLE TERRITORY?

Solidatus writes for Investment Week:

SOLIDATUS TALKS TO WATERSTECHNOLOGY ABOUT BUILDING ITS NEW ESG MODEL

Solidatus writes for Waterstechnology:

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