One-stop ESG data platform: STACS November ESGpedia Showcase 2023
Published 12 January 2024 –
With ASEAN companies facing rising pressures and mounting regulatory environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting requirements, it is imperative for businesses to embark on sustainability and leverage on existing ESG data platforms and solutions to be better positioned to manage risks and leverage ESG opportunities in the global supply chain.
At the 4th edition of our flagship semi-annual ESGpedia Showcase, this time themed “Artificial Intelligence for ESG”, we invited our clients and partners from leading financial institutions and corporates in the region as they came together to present live use cases of ESGpedia across various sectors. Our speakers presented to an enthusiastic crowd of over 80 financial institutions and corporate leaders at Amazon Web Services (AWS) (with 100+ more joining us virtually).
In addition, they also shared how ESGpedia, a one-stop ESG platform, is helping them ensure compliance to increasing ESG regulations and succeed in their ESG journey regardless of their maturity.
Managing Director Benjamin Soh also unveiled our enhanced ESGpedia platform with its Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered engine to provide a dual approach – Nexus and Intelligence – to help plug the ESG data gap in Asia Pacific and empower end-to-end business ESG needs.
We have included opening comments from each speaker/session below along with links to the relevant timestamps in the full event video for those who want to watch sessions in depth.
Opening address by Dr Tientip Subhanij, Chief of Sustainable Business Network, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP)
Opening address by Dr. Joey Tan, Head of Sustainability, ASEAN, AWS
At the halfway point of this year’s showcase, we featured video testimonials from seven of our partners who have achieved silver and gold sustainability ratings and standards in their respective businesses.
“EGAT declared its mission towards energy security and carbon neutrality by 2050. This not only benefits EGAT but also our partners, as we collectively assess our performance across five key pillars, facilitating a comprehensive self-evaluation process. This achievement marks just the beginning of our journey. EGAT, in collaboration with ESGpedia and our partners, aims to establish a solid robust ESG ecosystem.”
“Disclosing ESG data through digital platforms like ESGpedia lowers the barriers to sustainability as it provides a structured overview of what ESG topics are relevant for disclosure. Achieving the ESBN Green Deal badge strengthens our competitiveness and credibility in the market. We have an understanding of the disclosure requirements and insight that will help us when encouraging SMEs in our ecosystem to disclose ESG data.”
“Previously, we had to work on a manual checklist as well as experience from professional consultants externally engaged. With the platform now it has made it a lot easier for our corporate sustainability and reporting journey. We found the guidance notes that were provided in the framework itself being extremely helpful. It allowed our middle managers, who are working on the ground, to be able to put in the data points necessary in a very quick and complete fashion, allowing us to gain better visibility.”
Sign up and attain your free ESBN Green deal badge here: https://stacs.io/esbn-apac-green-deal-for-businesses/
View the full list of ESBN Green Deal Badge Achievers here: https://esgpedia.io/esbn-green-deal-badge-achievers/
Streamlining Sustainability Linked Financing through ESBN Green Deal digital assessment by Gan Minghao, Executive VP Operation, Ghim Li
Empowering Indonesian SMEs in their sustainability journey by Annette Aprilana, Sustainability and ESG Lead, Funding Societies
Localisation across Asia to support countries’ local ecosystems and enhance carbon mitigation with RECs/carbon credits by Leonard Ng, Project Director, Bamboo Capital Group
We thank all our speakers, friends, and partners who participated in this year’s ESGpedia Showcase at AWS and look forward to welcoming them, and many new faces hopefully, back next year!
In the meantime, if you would like to find out more about how STACS’s ESG data platform and solutions can support your business’s sustainability transition, create a free ESG profile here to get started or reach out to us for a free trial.