Pure play sustainability advisory firm ERM announced a new partnership with satellite imagery and earth data provider Planet, aimed at helping clients enhance decision making and accelerate progress on sustainability with the use of satellite data.
Planet provides high frequency geospatial data, including near-daily satellite imagery and earth data to businesses and governments, through its fleet of more than 200 earth imaging satellites.
ERM said that it has been a customer of Planet since 2019, with the new agreement enabling an expansion of imagery use cases, applications, and reporting capabilities for clients.
Jen Doogan, Director, Partnerships (AMER) at Planet, said:
“ERM has been a valued Planet customer for a few years and we are now excited to expand our relationship into a formal partnership. We expect them to become a strong growth partner.”
ERM outlined a series of applications that can utilize the companies’ combined offerings, including methane emissions monitoring, Nature-Based Solutions planning, climate risk analysis, and impact assessment for capital projects.
Doug Park, Partner, Geospatial & Climate Solutions at ERM said:
“As businesses face the challenge of integrating sustainability into their strategy and operations, there is a growing need to capture and better understand locational information relating to the organization’s assets, supply chains and markets.”
The announcement marks the latest in a series of new partnerships for ERM over the past few months, including collaborations with climate management and accounting platform (CMAP) provider Persefoni, and with enterprise software provider Salesforce.
Kushal Mashru, Head of Strategic Partnerships at ERM said:
“This partnership with Planet is an exciting addition to ERM’s expanding ecosystem. Planet’s satellite imagery technology has transformed the earth observation industry, helping organizations across sectors to make smarter, data-driven decisions.”