Independent research and advisory firm Verdantix announced today the launch of an expanded ESG and sustainability research practice, providing a comprehensive range of market size and forecast models, M&A tracking services, ESGtech product assessments, consulting benchmarks and customer surveys.

Verdantix CEO, David Metcalfe said:

“In 2020 investors grew their commitment to ESG businesses and in 2021 the corporate world will need to catch up with these new ESG demands. Our research has identified a surge of interest from private equity in ESGtech propositions, global consultancies are doubling-down on their climate change and sustainability practices and financial services firms are launching a wide range of ESG products and services.” 

Verdantix ESG and sustainability research will cover four segments:

  • ESG products and services targeted at financial markets participants including asset owners, asset managers and alternative investors
  • Climate change, ESG and sustainability consulting across management, technical and investment markets
  • ESGtech digital solutions at the interface of corporate sustainability disclosures and ESG financial ratings
  • Digital technologies that enable corporate sustainability disclosures, risk management and performance improvement

Founded in 2008, Verdantix provides research and advisory services for corporate managers, investors, technology executives and service firm leaders, with a focus on climate change, energy efficiency and sustainability markets. With the expanded practice announced today, Verdantix stated that it aims to help clients succeed with their ESG and sustainability growth strategies.

Verdantix Global Head of Research, Rodolphe d’Arjuzon said:

“To succeed in 2021 participants in the ESG and sustainability market need hard data on customer demand. Historically, business leaders in this market have been prone to wishful thinking. As an independent research firm, we are uniquely positioned to help our clients understand where the money is, rather than where they hope it is. Our coverage will also give our clients the commercial edge to anticipate the rapid growth which will inevitably happen.”