ADEC Innovations is at the center of a rapid global movement where companies, coalitions, and governments aim to apply data insight and software technology to enable their sustainability journey – a movement I refer to as Sustainatech.

Like Fintech or Insurtech, data and technology are leveraged to help the industry be successful. For Sustainatech, success is providing efficient and effective ways to reach sustainability goals. 

Over the past few decades, I have witnessed the evolution of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) responsibility in companies: from pioneering to common practice compliance, and now to a beyond compliance growth differentiator. I have participated in the ever-changing technology shift whereby today we find ourselves applying technology, both software and data, to assist companies as they evolve. And, as everyone is aware, the amount of data and information being created, distributed, analyzed, and reported on has simply exploded. Sustainatech recognizes that the next phase of this journey is identifying, understanding, and harnessing the enormous reams of sustainability data and automating the analysis and applicability with necessary technology solutions — to support business decisions throughout an organization. 

ADEC ESG Sustainability Journey

How big is Sustainatech? And, how quickly is it growing?

It isn’t an easy question to answer. A complex ecosystem of data, software, and professional consulting and advisory providers ranges from small, niche players to large generalist service providers. This is good; it means companies have a choice when it comes to selecting the services that are right for their stage of the journey. And, like any other choice, it can be overwhelming. 

A good indicator of how Sustainatech will grow can be garnered from the projected growth in assets under management that have an ESG related focus. Today these are estimated at about $30-$40 trillion globally, up from less than $10 trillion about 5 years ago. According to a recent Bloomberg study, ESG assets under management will grow to over $50 trillion or about one-third of all assets under management globally by 2025. If companies want to be part of this growing portfolio, they need to set targets, put plans in place, and demonstrate progress on their ESG code of conduct. This is increasingly for their own operations, and for that of their suppliers. 

ADEC ESG Solutions Sustainatech

Companies must recognize that embracing sustainability makes sense for all their stakeholders. Employees are more engaged when they can identify with a mission; customers (who are also more ESG-focused) are more loyal; the communities impacted by operations feel more respected; and shareholders benefit from strong performance. Analyses suggest that companies with strong ESG programs outperform their peers, particularly in a downturn, because they have stronger governance, higher efficiency from greater employee engagement and communications, and better customer relations, all of which lead to a more robust balance sheet. 

ADEC Innovations is uniquely positioned to provide a one-stop solution for clients because they guide their clients through a unique sustainability journey: develop corporate and supplier strategies; outline specific codes of conducts; identify, collect, process, and analyze data; develop ESG implementation plans; score against frameworks; and provide tools and platforms for ongoing tracking, monitoring and reporting to stakeholders. 

ADEC Innovations also believes in partnership. They know what they do well, and they know what others do well. As a result, they will always be open to combining and customizing services to provide their clients with the best solutions to meet their individual needs. Collaboration and flexibility is the name of the game in ESG products and services. I’ve learned through my experience working in the sector that we are all working towards the same goal of advancing sustainable business practices around the world – so collaboration is vital. 

ADEC has a mission, a vision, and expertly driven technology and services that drive operational success through data management. Sustainatech will further build on these strengths and develop ADEC into leaders of Sustainatech business.  

ADEC Innovations is a leading provider of ESG solutions, including fully-integrated industry expertise, software solutions and data management. To stay current on global sustainability issues, subscribe to our monthly newsletter, GreenWatch.

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