Applying ESG Base to your business
Incorporating ESG into real asset investments has become an increasing demand by governments, investors and consumers. However, the ability to do this rigorously is limited by the availability of quality data and analysis. The results can be a significant expense using specialist consultancies, missed green opportunities, or even the potential of greenwashing.
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Performance predictions reports
Users of ESG Base are often subject to ESG reporting requirements and are interested to find out what the future reports would look like from that asset. ESG Base provides predictions of both financial and environmental performance in reportable format, and helps investors get a clearer view on the future reports that an asset would generate.
Benchmark and compare assets
In a fast-paced deal flow environment, investors are often faced with resource constraints that prevent them from front loading ESG assessment. As a result, very often at the top of the funnel, attractive deals with healthy and assured financial returns and significant positive ESG impact can be passed. With ESG Base, now there is the option to compare between and benchmark projects on multiple criteria at the top of the deal flow funnel, and execute more effective deal screening
More accurate and confident reporting
Continuous monitoring and reporting of asset performance can sometimes be challenging and limited by the lack of robustness of the cloud and digital infrastructures at the location of the asset. As a result, reports can have the risk of being inaccurate or flawed. Because ESG Base provides an independent performance prediction based on a bottom-up fundamentals approach, its predictions can act as a sense check against measured data.
Proposals for real asset investments may contain greenwashed information or exaggerated claims which are not easy to detect without detailed analysis of the engineering details. Because ESG Base uses a bottom-up first-principles approach, its predictions can help identify and account for outliers in the proposals.
Navigate to innovate
Because ESG Base predictive analysis is based on a bottom-up fundamentals approach, it is an indicator of how the asset will perform if operated effectively. Deviations between predicted and actual performance can be viewed as an indication of operating issues rather than an issue with the asset itself, and would act as a call to action for the asset manager to focus on the operating issues. As a strategic option, an asset manager can use ESG Base's virtual representation of the asset and explore innovative changes to the asset configuration to increase profitability or environmental impact.