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The Impact of ISSB Standards Across APAC

07.16.24 • In early 2023, the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) released its two-part standards: IFRS S1 General Requirements for Disclosure of Sustainability-related Financial...

The Impact of ISSB Standards Across APAC

07.16.24 • In early 2023, the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) released its two-part…

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Addressing Carbon Accounting Challenges in the Private Markets

07.12.24 • Carbon accounting is becoming increasingly business-critical globally as regulatory demand for emissions…

EP 9: Explosive SBTi Controversy: What Lies Ahead in the Next 12 Months?

07.10.24 • In this episode of Sustainable Intelligence, we’re joined by Mark Fischel, Head…

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Your Carbon Playbook

07.10.24 • Effective carbon data management is becoming business-critical for companies and firms navigating…

How to Prepare for the CSRD: A Comprehensive Checklist

07.08.24 • The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) aims to give companies clear guidelines…

Sustainable Intelligence: Elevating ESG Expertise in Authentic Conversations

07.03.24 • About Sustainable Intelligence Sustainable Intelligence is an interview series from Novata that…

EP 8: Unlocking Investor Power through ESG Data Collection

07.03.24 • In this episode, Beth Meyer, Chief Legal Officer at Novata, explores the…

Aligning with SBTi: Applications for GPs and Private Companies

07.01.24 • The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) is considered the gold standard for…

Shaping the Future of Startups: Q&A with Henry Philipson on the ESG_VC Framework

06.27.24 • Novata sat down with Henry Philipson, President of ESG_VC, to delve into…

ESG Metrics Convergence Is Critical to Market Transparency

06.21.24 • Laura Callaghan, Associate Director of ESG Services at Novata, joined the Sustainable…

ESRS E1: Climate Change at a Glance [Infographic]

06.20.24 • The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive expands the scope of the Non-Financial Reporting…

ESG Spotlight: A Conversation with Cheyne Capital’s Audra Walton

06.17.24 • Cheyne Capital is a leading alternative investment fund manager based in London.…

EP 7: CSRD Compliance and Reporting Insights

06.12.24 • Laura Callaghan, Head of EMEA Services at Novata, joins this episode of…

Getting Started with the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)

06.11.24 • The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) has quickly become a trending topic…

A Starter’s Guide to Building a Carbon Inventory 

06.06.24 • Measuring carbon emissions for the first time can be intimidating. There is…

EP 6: When Is the Right Time to Hire a Sustainability Lead?

06.05.24 • Beth Meyer, Chief Legal Officer and metrics and regulation expert at Novata,…

ESRS Data Points: What Are They and How Do They Relate to the CSRD?

06.04.24 • The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) is the first piece of legislation…

Five Best Practices to Ensure ESG Compliance

06.03.24 • What started as a largely voluntary box-ticking exercise has shifted into a…

Regulatory Update: UK SDR Anti-Greenwashing Rule

05.31.24 • On November 28th, 2023, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published the final…

Understanding the Global Impact of the CSRD

05.28.24 • The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) is a legislative framework adopted by…

Key Takeaways: 5 Ways GPs Can Align with LP Expectations on ESG Strategy

05.24.24 • Demand for ESG adoption in private equity has gained significant traction, in…

CSRD Reporting: Understanding Double Materiality

05.23.24 • Double materiality is the process of determining the significant impacts a company…

EP 5: Understanding Financed Emissions

05.16.24 • Steve Cain, Senior Manager of Carbon Services at Novata, joins this conversation…

EP 4: Unpacking ESG Metrics and Financial Materiality

05.16.24 • In this conversation, Kyle Flick, Director of Services at Novata, dives into…

EP 3: Exploring Sustainability in APAC

05.15.24 • In this episode, Jeanne Lee, Head of APAC Sales at Novata and…

EP 2: Unpacking Science-Based Targets

05.15.24 • In this episode, Mark Fischel, Head of Product at Novata, explores the…

EP 1: What Is Sustainable Intelligence?

05.15.24 • Meredith Binder, Chief Marketing Officer at Novata, introduces the concept of Sustainable…

Case Study: How Bonaccord Capital Partners Advanced ESG with Novata

05.13.24 • Bonaccord Snapshot Not a lot of firms do what Bonaccord Capital Partners…

CSRD Unpacked: Enforcement, Compliance, and Penalties

05.10.24 • The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) has paved the way for a…

Regulatory Overview: Sustainability-Related APAC Regulations

05.07.24 • Over the past few years, we have seen rapid development toward a…

Listen: Bridging the GP-LP Gap with H&F’s Zomo Fisher

05.02.24 • With GPs receiving increasing LP requests for ESG data, how can they…

ESG Spotlight: A Conversation with Lightrock’s Caroline Truong

04.29.24 • Lightrock is a global impact investing platform that backs purpose-driven companies tackling…

LP Expectations for GPs’ Sustainability Strategies

04.24.24 • LPs are a significant driving force behind the adoption of ESG in…

Five Regulations Shaping ESG Reporting for US Investors

04.18.24 • There is a rising focus on ESG regulations in the US market,…

2024 Novata ESG Metrics Guide

04.17.24 • Identifying the ESG metrics that matter to stakeholders is foundational to a…

Unlocking Accountability: Takeaways from Novata’s Carbon and Regulation Event

04.11.24 • This month, I had the pleasure of bringing together some of Novata’s…

Three Ways GPs Can Leverage ESG Data From Portfolio Companies

04.10.24 • On a firm’s sustainability journey, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data is…

Navigating Greenwashing Perspectives and Mitigation Strategies

04.05.24 • Navigating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations can be challenging for investors.…

The Five Types of Greenwashing

03.20.24 • As environmental, social, and governance (ESG) obligations and demand for transparency have…

Case Study: The Craftory Uses Data to Balance Profit and Purpose

03.19.24 • In the dynamic landscape of consumer packaged goods (CPG), The Craftory stands…

Financed Emissions: Navigating the Basics for Investors

03.14.24 • In the landscape of carbon measurement, financed emissions stand out as the…

Carbon Data Assurance: What Investors Need to Know

03.12.24 • Most companies measure and report carbon emissions voluntarily because of pressure from…

The Impact of the SEC’s Climate Disclosure Rule on the Private Markets

03.11.24 • The approval of the Climate Disclosure Rule by the United States Securities…

ESG Regulations in 2024: What US Investors Need to Know

03.11.24 • ESG and sustainability regulations in the US have seen a recent uptick,…

Seven Factors to Consider When Choosing an ESG Data Software

03.07.24 • The surge in increasingly complex, prescriptive, and sometimes conflicting ESG-related regulations has…

Regulatory Overview: California’s SB 54 for Venture Capital

03.01.24 • March 1, 2024, marks one year until California’s SB 54 legislation takes…

Reporting Readiness: How the CSRD Aligns with Existing ESG Disclosures

02.29.24 • In preparing for the European Union’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), companies…

What US Investors Should Know About ESG Regulations

02.28.24 • The European regulatory landscape has been a key driver of ESG adoption…

Embracing the Future: Insights from Novata’s Inaugural Climate Network Event

02.27.24 • Novata hosted its inaugural Climate Network event in London on February 20th,…

Three Considerations for Preparing for CSRD Compliance

02.26.24 • The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) is one of the most in-depth…

The Essential Checklist for Successful Principal Adverse Impact (PAI) Reporting 

01.31.24 • The principal adverse impact (PAI) statement is a critical disclosure for firms…

Case Study: Trivest’s Practical Approach to Building an ESG Program

01.23.24 • For many, launching an ESG program can be daunting, with a seemingly…

Simplifying the Carbon Journey: Q&A on Novata’s New Carbon Navigator

01.18.24 • Measuring greenhouse gas emissions (“GHG” or “carbon” emissions) is rapidly progressing from…

The Business Case for Measuring Carbon Emissions

01.11.24 • Getting to grips with carbon is becoming increasingly business-critical for companies across…

The Pathway to Decarbonization for Public and Private Companies

01.09.24 • In this episode of the Sustainable Finance Podcast, Mark Kroese, General Manager…

Navigating ESG Regulations: UK’s SDR vs EU’s SFDR

12.21.23 • Over the past few years, there has been an increase in stakeholders…

What Are Scopes 1, 2, and 3 Carbon Emissions?

12.20.23 • In the world of greenhouse gas (GHG) measurement and accounting, the terms…

Connecting the Dots of European ESG Regulations

12.15.23 • The European ESG regulatory landscape has been pivotal in setting up disclosure…

Examining ESG and Sustainability Trends for 2024

12.13.23 • In a quickly evolving landscape, staying on top of changing expectations around…

The Private Markets’ Role in Advancing the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals 

12.12.23 • 2023 marked the midpoint for achieving the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals…

Key Takeaways: Accelerating an ESG Strategy in Private Equity

12.08.23 • Leading private equity firms are recognizing how ESG considerations are a powerful…

Are You Subject to CSRD? Find Out When You Need to Report

11.22.23 • The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) is a critical EU regulation that…

CSRD Simplified: A Guide for Private Market Investors

11.21.23 • The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) provides a significant opportunity for EU…

Walking a Tightrope: Striking a Balance Between Proprietary Metrics and ESG Standards

11.16.23 • In today’s corporate world, companies are under increasing pressure to demonstrate their…

Why VCs Should Require Startups to Track ESG Metrics

11.15.23 • In private markets, tracking material ESG metrics can help companies identify existing…

Demystifying ESG Integration with Data That Matters

11.14.23 • As ESG adoption in private markets grows, it is crucial for investors…

Demystifying ESG Benchmarking with Novata’s Alex Friedman

11.14.23 • Alex Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Novata, joins Private Market Talks to…

Metrics Matter: A Look at Novata’s ESG Platform to Inform Governance

11.13.23 • Lorraine Wilson, Chief Sustainability Officer at Novata, sits down with Natalie Pierce…

In Light of Biden Issuing His First Veto: ESG For Dummies

11.13.23 • In March 2023, President Biden vetoed legislation that aimed to repeal a…

ESG Maturity in Private Markets

11.13.23 • Josh Green, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Novata joins S&P Global’s…

Closing the Gap on Gender Diversity in Private Markets

11.08.23 • Research shows that prioritizing gender equity can improve profitability, improve employee retention,…

M&A Masters: Novata: Your On-Ramp for the ESG Data Evolution

11.08.23 • In this episode of M&A Masters, Lorraine Wilson, Chief Sustainability Officer at…

Understanding SFDR Mandatory and Additional PAI Indicators

11.07.23 • A cornerstone of Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) reporting is the principal…

Best Practices for Accelerating Your ESG Strategy

11.06.23 • Private market integration of ESG considerations into investment practices continues to grow,…

The ESG Data Convergence Initiative Introduces Three New Metrics

10.31.23 • The ESG Data Convergence Initiative (EDCI) recently announced three new additions to…

Looking Ahead: An SFDR Forecast for 2024 and Beyond

10.27.23 • The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation’s (SFDR) second disclosure period is on the…

Case Study: How Hamilton Lane Streamlined ESG Data Collection with Novata

10.19.23 • Leading global private markets investment management firm Hamilton Lane is at the…

How Private Markets Can Lead the Charge on DEI

10.16.23 • At the end of September, Novata hosted the Women & Diversity in…

SFDR Reporting Requirements: What’s Actually Needed from a Private Equity Perspective

09.28.23 • The road to understanding and complying with the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation…

SFDR Simplified: A Guide for Private Market Investors

09.26.23 • SFDR reporting is a novel process, and the pressure on investors to…

ESG in 2024: Key Learnings from SFDR’s Milestone Debut

09.15.23 • 2023 was a milestone year for ESG regulations, as the EU’s SFDR…

Turning ESG Data into a Competitive Edge for Private Equity

09.12.23 • A Report Compiled by Novata & Oliver Wyman Environmental, social, and governance…

ESG Spotlight: A Conversation with A&D’s Ieva Bruzaite

08.29.23 • Since its inception, growth investor Alfvén & Didrikson (A&D) has embedded ESG…

Simplifying Impact Measurement for Investors

08.25.23 • Impact investing has traditionally been an avenue for private market investors to…

Demystifying ESG for Private Markets

08.14.23 • In private markets, an ESG focus is quickly becoming a strategic necessity…

ESG Reporting in Europe: Aligning on the Metrics that Matter

08.07.23 • In European markets, investor demand and emerging regulations [such as the recently…

What Is ESG Benchmarking?

07.31.23 • In private markets, the ability to analyze ESG data is critical for…

Reflections from a B Keeper: Novata’s B Corp Certification Journey

07.25.23 • This month, Novata announced our B Corp Certification. As Head of Partnerships…

Two Years of Novata: A Note from Our CEO

07.21.23 • As we celebrate Novata’s two-year anniversary, I would like to thank our…

ESG Spotlight: A Conversation with Piper’s Georgia Jones

07.07.23 • At private equity firm Piper, growing brands that focus on sustainability, specifically…

What ISSB’s New Sustainability Standards Mean for Private Markets

06.30.23 • Earlier this week, the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) released its inaugural…

Behind Novata’s ESG Benchmarks: Q&A with Novata’s Head of Data Science

06.21.23 • In a traditionally opaque reporting landscape, ESG benchmarks are an essential tool…

Novata Benchmarks in Action: ESG Policy Trends from Private Markets

06.15.23 • Novata’s recent benchmarks release provides essential insight into the metrics that matter…

Set New Standards for ESG Performance with Novata Benchmarks

06.12.23 • As a public benefit corporation, Novata is committed to making it simple…

Leveraging Technology to Simplify Carbon Accounting in Private Markets

06.07.23 • Carbon considerations have become an essential component of ESG reporting amid rising…

Novata’s Approach to Sustainable UI Design

06.01.23 • As a company that provides an ESG reporting tool, sustainable design practices…

Driving ESG Performance through Effective Portfolio Engagement

05.31.23 • In a recent Adams Street Partners study, 93% of limited partners (LPs)…

Turning Target 15 into Private Market Action on Biodiversity

05.22.23 • This article is the third in a three-part series on addressing biodiversity…

Key Takeaways: Analyzing ESG Data to Understand Performance

05.16.23 • Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations are quickly becoming a non-negotiable component…

Analyzing ESG Data: How to Understand Performance on the Metrics that Matter

05.09.23 • Congratulations, you’ve collected ESG data across your portfolio. But how do you…

How to Create Value with ESG Data

05.01.23 • As general partners (GPs) wrap up the ESG data collection process with…

From Collection to Action: A GP’s Guide to Creating Value with ESG Data

04.28.23 • Understanding how to maximize the insights from ESG data is critical to…

Q&A: Assurance for the Private Markets 

04.27.23 • To provide assurance on company reporting is to provide an independent conclusion…

Why Context Is Key for Understanding ESG Performance

04.21.23 • According to a 2021 EY study, 72% of private equity executives said…

One Year of the Novata Platform: Advancing the Metrics that Matter

04.19.23 • It’s been a busy year since we launched the Novata platform: 60…

The Role of Data in Avoiding Greenwashing Claims

04.13.23 • In a recent analysis of ESG risk incidents, data science firm RepRisk…

I’ve Collected My ESG Data. Now What?

04.06.23 • Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations are increasingly informing how investors make…

Target 15 of the Global Biodiversity Framework: Key Takeaways for the Private Sector

03.29.23 • In 2015, the Paris Agreement set a clear pathway for the global…

Carbon accounting seems really complex. It doesn’t have to be.

03.22.23 • As the world moves toward decarbonization targets, investors are increasingly paying attention…

Breaking Down the Principal Adverse Impacts Under SFDR

03.16.23 • The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) reporting season is now in full…

Why GPs Should Care About Pay Equity Within Their Portfolio

03.14.23 • Today–Tuesday, March 14th–is Equal Pay Day, which marks how far into the…

Sustainable from the Start: Recapping Novata’s Journey

03.09.23 • The process of building a startup inherently requires an effective allocation (and…

Four Considerations for Preparing for SFDR

03.07.23 • As regulators increase efforts to validate sustainability claims in financial markets, the…

A Note from Novata’s CEO on Series B Funding

02.28.23 • Today we announced Novata has completed its Series B funding round, raising…

Three Areas to Track to Measure Progress on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

02.16.23 • Despite the rise in corporate commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI),…

Why Biodiversity Loss Demands a Seat at the Table

02.02.23 • In 2022, the World Economic Forum ranked biodiversity loss as one of…

Increasing ESG data transparency in private markets

01.30.23 • Private market interest in ESG is on the rise, but concerns around…

Four Tactics for Building the Business Case for ESG

01.24.23 • Rising demand for ESG data continues to push these environmental, social, and…

How to Build the Business Case for ESG in Private Equity

01.23.23 • Once viewed as a check-the-box exercise, ESG is now seen as additive…

Novata’s Take: Four Lessons on ESG in 2022

12.28.22 • From changing regulations to rising backlash, 2022 has been a tumultuous year…

Why Private Markets Should Prioritize ESG

12.02.22 • In private markets, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations have evolved from…

ESG: Why Private Markets Should Prioritize Now

12.01.22 • The need for ESG data in private markets has never been more…

Aligning on ESG Reporting: Insights from the 2022 ILPA Summit

11.16.22 • ESG has quickly become a critical tool for investors to manage risks…

Identifying the ESG Metrics that Matter for Your Private Equity Firm

11.15.22 • It’s often said that what gets measured gets improved, and the sentiment…

4 Considerations for Building an ESG Strategy for Private Equity

10.17.22 • Driven by rising scrutiny from regulators, investors, and other stakeholders, private equity…

Using ESG to Assess Risks and Value Creation in Private Markets

09.27.22 • In private markets, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations are increasingly influential…

How to Build an ESG Strategy for Private Equity

09.22.22 • ESG is clearly a hot topic for private equity. But what does…

How Regulatory Changes Are Driving ESG Disclosures in Private Markets

09.22.22 • Regulators across the globe have been increasingly mandating ESG disclosures for publicly…

3 Reasons You Should Be Developing Your ESG Strategy Now

09.07.22 • Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues have become key considerations for private…

The World Is on Fire. Here Are Four Metrics to Track Impact On Climate Change

08.17.22 • Record-breaking heat this summer is sounding the alarm on the urgent need…

The Case for ESG Data: Why You Should Get Started Now

07.28.22 • From investors to consumers, stakeholders are increasingly using ESG data to evaluate…

Racial Diversity on Private Company Boards: A Novata Q&A with Advisory Council Member Linda Hill

06.21.22 • Key events from 2020 have brought racial inequality to the forefront across…

You’re Already Doing ESG: Here’s How to Make It Official

05.03.22 • Are you new to the term “ESG”, wondering what it is, and…

Empowering Private Companies to Act Following the SEC Climate Disclosure Proposal

04.19.22 • The SEC recently issued a new proposal to add standardized climate reporting…

4 Ways to Advance DEI in Private Markets

04.01.22 • In March 2022, Novata’s Chief Impact Officer and Head of ESG Lorraine…

Women’s History Month: How to Support Women During the Transition Back to Office

03.29.22 • Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it…

Breaking Down the Climate Disclosure Ecosystem

03.15.22 • In recent years, the mounting urgency of climate change has called for…

The Novata Commitment

02.22.22 • Our goal is to help avoid fragmentation of ESG standards and better…