Free ESG Data Source ESG Book Launches on Google Cloud
Sustainability data source ESG Book and Google Cloud announced a collaboration today, aimed at delivering next-generation ESG data solutions through cloud technology, enabling Google Cloud’s customers to access ESG Book’s suite of sustainability data products and solutions.
ESG Book was developed by ESG-focused financial technology company Arabesque, and launched in December 2021 by an alliance of financial institutions, investors and sustainable investment-focused service providers including HSBC, Deutsche Bank and the GRI, aiming to provide a central source for accessible, transparent and comparable ESG data. Based on a mission to create ESG data as a public good, ESG Book was made to be available to all companies, investors, standard-setters and stakeholders, and supports the ten principles of the UN Global Compact, which encompass human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.
Dr Daniel Klier, CEO of ESG Book, said:
“To realise the transition towards a more sustainable, net-zero future, it’s crucial for investors and businesses to have access to comparable and reliable sustainability information. Google Cloud’s cutting-edge infrastructure will enable ESG Book to offer a digitised and streamlined approach to ESG data and unlock both value and actionable, real-time insights. We are truly excited to be collaborating with Google Cloud.”
According to the companies, the new collaboration will enable access of ESG Book via Google Cloud’s Analytics Hub, and allow ESG Book to enhance its cloud-based capabilities in order to meet the growing global demand for easily accessible, comparable and transparent ESG data.
Justin Keeble, Managing Director, Global Sustainability, Google Cloud, said:
“Fast, easy access to ESG and sustainability data has never been more important for businesses today, so they can act now. At Google Cloud, we’re seeing every customer in every industry respond to sustainability changes and data is at the centre of that transformation. We are proud to support our customers by making ESG Book’s data readily available, speeding up access to such critical data.”