Bloomberg recently spoke with Persefoni Co-founder & CEO Kentaro Kawamori about the data challenge surrounding carbon footprint management, the different tools that are already on the market today, and how best to ensure organizations making net-zero claims live up to those challenges.
“Disclosing a carbon footprint today and calculating it in the first place is a highly opaque practice at best, and unfortunately at times, is damn near a lie," said Kawamori. "One of the biggest problems hampering transparency in this sector (are) different standards across calculation mechanisms and reporting mechanisms. It’s one of the reasons it’s so critical for policymakers around the world and regulators around the world to set standards."
“We did. We saw a huge data problem, first and foremost. This was about three years ago … right around the time that institutional asset managers were starting to call companies like Chesapeake and asking them to start disclosing their (carbon) footprints. What we discovered very quickly was the technology to do that didn’t really exist.”
Persefoni is the premier, intelligent climate platform built for enterprises and institutional investors to easily calculate, analyze, manage, and report their real-time carbon footprint. As the ERP of Carbon, the Persefoni SaaS platform provides users a single source of carbon truth for their organization and enables them to manage their carbon transactions and inventory with the same rigor, confidence, and transparency as their financial ones.
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