Persefoni Introduces Free Carbon Accounting Product to Democratize Audit-Grade Disclosure Capabilities

New free self-service product will enable SMB organizations globally to create enterprise-grade carbon footprint calculations and inventories, easing the cost and burden of reporting for as many companies as possible.
Persefoni Team
By Persefoni Team
October 28, 20213 min read
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TEMPE, Ariz., October 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Persefoni, the leading Climate Management & Accounting Platform (CMAP) for enterprises and financial institutions, today announced a new free tier of its carbon accounting product to dramatically reduce the technical barrier of the practice for SMB organizations. 

Persefoni’s free carbon accounting product includes a Turbo-Tax®-like (NASDAQ: INTU) experience that enables companies to focus on bringing in relevant data for their organization/goals based on their size, location, and industry, and do so in a way that’s both transparent for auditing/reporting and calculated against the same standards their larger peer organizations use. Easy to understand questionnaires, wizards, on-screen guides, and proprietary knowledge bases curate a custom path, so users can focus on identifying and uploading the right data sources, rather than learning the right methodologies or hiring consultants to do it manually.

Since its founding, Persefoni’s mission has been: “To enable every organization and person with the technology to positively impact the health of planet Earth.” Making its carbon accounting technology available for free to smaller organizations that cannot support dedicated sustainability/ESG teams with the tools necessary to reduce the technical knowledge required to be successful, is a critical step for the company to support that mission. 

“We’re committed to democratizing audit-grade carbon footprint calculation and reporting capabilities for organizations that have historically not been able to afford or justify the practice,” said CEO & Co-Founder Kentaro Kawamori. “In most cases, the cost and technical barriers to create trusted Carbon Footprint inventories in-line with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol have been far too high for SMB organizations to justify. Worse yet, there is considerable risk for these organizations in using niche calculators or tools that continue popping up; tools that use unverified data and/or proprietary calculations, and mislead organizations into thinking the results they receive are accurate.”

Carbon Accounting is a technically complex practice, such that it is unrealistic to think that companies across the board will be able to, or even should, develop deep technical expertise in the area. Instead, similar to financial or tax reporting, industry experts and tools must lower the cost and complexity of reporting, so that technology becomes more accessible to the majority of companies around the world, regardless of size or financial resources. 

Today, Persefoni is proud to make that first step.

“By leveraging Persefoni’s free-tier solution, SMBs in all markets around the world can quickly identify their footprint against the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and other regional standards, as well as distinguish themselves from their immediate peers when bidding for Supplier contracts,” said Kawamori. “Moreover, in the very near future, transparent/audited carbon accounting will become a requirement to contract with large organizations, as your footprint becomes their footprint. Persefoni will help SMBs get a head start.”

Persefoni’s free carbon accounting product will be available in the summer 2022. For more information visit: https://persefoni.com/sign-up.

BENEFITS OF PERSEFONI CARBON ACCOUNTING INCLUDE

  • The ERP of Climate: Enterprise- and Investor-grade platform provides auditability, transparency, and trust

  • Perform carbon accounting calculations in days, not months

  • Fully adheres to GHGP and PCAF protocols 

  • Easily develop disclosures leveraging the gold-standards of reporting: TCFD, SASB, CDP, etc.

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