The state of impact data
There is currently no standardization of impact metrics or ESG data points. Most individual investment funds, solutions or ratings providers customize their metrics based on their own needs and experiences.
Companies can draw from the GIIN’s IRIS database of Impact Metrics, and draw from different metrics banks to make their impact claims, create their impact reports and publish them.
To-date, companies have relied on transparency being driven by publication – that if their data, claims are reported and made public, the very publication itself builds credibility. With the increase of capital inflows to sustainable and ESG-rated companies coupled with heightened awareness of the importance of impact data, investors and consumers are seeking more reliable reporting. “Greenwashing” becomes a risk across impact investing and the public capital markets overall.
What used to be transparency = publication
Now needs to be transparency = verified, trusted data
What are we doing differently?
A company can customize the metrics collected by the platform and upload their own data points. Existing ESG and impact frameworks can be utilized.
When a company uploads documentation and proof of their impact, the data is verified and recorded on a blockchain ledger. Data is tracked in real-time in a way that cannot be modified and is linked to the precise time that the capital was allocated, ESG or impact initiative reported on, and revenue realized. This process ensures that data can be captured exactly when it was realized.
What information does RAZ collect?
ESG and Impact
Revenue and Financial Performance
A company’s revenue in real-time is correlated to its financial decision-making process alongside action steps taken, and outcomes realized related to ESG and impact.