World’s largest source of business sustainability data launches today Monday 17 October 2011 PDF Print We want to encourage transparency and accuracy in carbon, energy, water and waste reporting • Aims to become de facto business scorecard for carbon, energy, waste and water • Over 4000 case studies on launch reveal cost-cutting potential • Over 17000 profiles in total and rising • Targets 9m global profiles to help businesses cut costs Data publishing site Ecodesk has profiled the sustainability strategy of 4,000 of the world’s largest companies and their cost savings making it the largest free, public database of business carbon, energy, waste and water scores in the world. These 4,000 case studies have already realised millions in savings from reporting and analysing their data through Ecodesk. These include DHL and Microsoft among many others. The site, which officially launches today and is funded by UK Sterling 1.5m private equity and government grants, has made carbon data scores available for free and comparable for the first time. There are over 17,000 profiles in total. The new functionality allows companies of any size to set-up and manage a sustainability strategy using simple, familiar and free online tools, similar to LinkedIn or Facebook. Hundreds of organizations already control their own profiles on the site. “We want to encourage transparency and accuracy in carbon, energy, water and waste reporting, which in turn helps businesses of all sizes save money, while stimulating new investment in green tech, and renewable energy. There are huge business and economic opportunities in this sector that people simply aren’t recognising. Ecodesk is here to change that,” said Robert Clarke, CEO of Ecodesk. Website functionality includes: • Free creation and management of sustainability profiles for any size of organisation • Full scale analytics and comparisons, using interactive graphics, or carbon, waste, water, energy data by country and industry sector • Resources including reports, guides, ebooks, software, training apps and linkback widgets “The sustainability industry has grown up and moved into hard economics,” added Clarke. “Ecodesk is about helping businesses realise cost savings by providing a platform for measurement guidance and publishing. With a profile and as a result of SEO, it becomes the most public visible record of a company’s sustainability. We support every measurement standard, including BSI, GRI and WRI in our self-edit environment. This is about having a strong business case to use sustainability to cut costs. Good environmental stewardship is a natural product of this firm foundation. Ecodesk is what buyers, investors, researchers, analysts and the public think about your company, so increasingly having a profile will be part of every company’s sustainability programme.” The site is backed by a team of individual investors, including Gareth Hughes, founder of US Dollars 1.5bn investment fund Climate Change Capital, and tech ‘dragons’ Mark Adorian and Rory Curran. For more information on individual companies visit www.ecodesk.com About Ecodesk Ecodesk is the world’s largest, public, sustainability database of carbon, energy, water and waste, with data on over 4,000 global organisations. Additional resources include in-depth interviews, training apps, reports, measurement software, conferences, interactive widgets, links and podcasts. Ecodesk was founded in 2006 and has had support from private investors, some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, and governments. Founder and CEO Robert Clarke has 25 years of experience in business and sustainability. www.ecodesk.com For more information please contact: Marc Ambasna-Jones Marcom PR firstname.lastname@example.org 07966 510702 01225 481734 This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Marcom PR in the following categories: Environment & Nature, Business & Finance, Media & Marketing, Manufacturing, Engineering & Energy, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.