Tools & Resources

Discover your impact on the planet and take bold action

Here you can find a few places to calculate your business & individual footprint, find apps to manage your sustainability, ESG initiatives, reporting & more, and discover blockchain alternatives to legacy carbon projects.

Prefer a little guidance to start your journey? 

Footprint Calculators

Discover your carbon, water, and environmental footprint and much more

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Measure your organization's footprint with the SME Climate Hub FREE Business Carbon Calculator, created by Normative in collaboration with Google. Their offerings don't stop there. Explore tools and resourcesfree courses, and take bold action to reduce your emissions by joining their internationally recognized SME Climate Commitment.

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Discover your personal impact on the planet using the Global Footprint Network's Footprint Calculator. You can also explore their tools & resources, including data, country trends, publications, and more. You can also find additional offerings and services, such as sustainability campaigns and assessments.

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Find out how much water it actually takes to support your lifestyle with the Water Footprint Calculator Check out their Water Footprints 101 to learn more about how your choices affect your water use, discover Tips for using less water, read news articles, and more.

 
 

ESG Apps

ESG & sustainability management platforms

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diginexESG platform helps companies simplify and streamline reporting processes through collaborative materiality tracking and assessment that is secured with blockchain technology. The app is ISO Certified and enables users to select and customize their reporting framework (they are also an official partner of GRI, SASB, WEF, and signatory of PRI). The downside is that if you want to track and report emissions, you have to purchase their add-on app, diginexClimate. On the plus side, they offer another add-on app, diginexLumen, for managing supply chain risk. 

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enVizi by IBM goes a step beyond diginex reporting capabilities, offering an ESG data management system that makes it possible for companies to report across nearly all frameworks, including GRI, SASB, CDP, GRESB, SFDR, TCFD, NGER, SECR and SDG, using one repository of information. It is customizable, allowing organizations to link answers to similar questions across different ESG frameworks, or even add company-specific questions.

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Quentic provides a diverse integrated platform for managing EHSQ & ESG in one place. Organizations can streamline managing health and safety, risks and audits, legal compliance, environmental impact, sustainability tracking and reporting, and more. You can even set standards to get ISO 14001, ISO 50001 and ISO 45001 certified. The only drawback is that their standardized reporting indicators are in accordance with the GRI framework, so organizations that need to report across multiple frameworks will need to customize additional indicators. 

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Benchmark ESG Suites provide the most robust solutions for managing risk, sustainability, stewardship, and ESG reporting. While these are offered as separate platforms that can be integrated, the Benchmark Sustainability suite alone allows companies to manage targets and projects, track their footprint, gain insights and collaborate using an array of tools and dashboards, and gather verifiable "investment-grade" data for reporting and analysis.

Offset Investments?

When creating your sustainability roadmap, carbon offset projects should be your last consideration for meeting emissions reduction targets or maybe an interim strategy for offsetting hard-to-define Scope 3 emissions.

 

Why? Well, to start, you're kind of paying for permission to pollute, which is obviously counterintuitive to the overall goal. Other notable issues include:

  • additionally (i.e. the project would not have otherwise existed without the carbon financing),

  • quality and verifiability (e.g. the project's emissions reduction claims are validated by an internationally recognized authority),

  • leakage (i.e., project presence displacing deforestation/emissions from one area to another),

  • impermanence (e.g., projects lost to fires, etc.), and

  • accidental double-counting of carbon credits (e.g. a company and the state/region claim the emissions reduction).

If you're striving to go above and beyond your carbon neutrality to make a greater impact, I highly recommend exploring some of the more transparent blockchain-validated alternatives. Such as Universal Carbon, "the world's first tradable carbon token," built on the Universal Protocol or Veritree, a company geared toward consumer-oriented brands, providing restoration projects that are verified in real-time, which operates on the Cardano blockchain. 

Remember, there's much more to your impact than carbon, such as biodiversity loss (which eclipses climate change when looking at how we're testing the limits of our planetary boundaries). 

 

Let's connect to learn a bit about one another, see where your organization presently stands, and discuss where you envision it being in the future.

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