IB1 receives grant funding from Tipping Point Fund on Impact Investing to lay foundations for measurable ESG data sharing

We are proud to announce we are a grant recipient of the Tipping Point Fund on Impact Investing to begin to develop and improve the data infrastructure and practices for sharing impact data. 

This programme will set the foundations for users to easily search for, discover and access net-zero data, and, using the Trust Framework to verify sources and connections, provide standardised access control for non-public data. 

This will facilitate capital flow to projects that demonstrate the greatest measurable progress towards net zero. 

We will be building on our Open Net Zero and Trust Framework work and take a use-case driven approach to:

  1. Open up data value chains between the real economy and the financial economy. For example, enabling access to energy data (both KWh consumption and its carbon intensity at the time of use) for users in a way that they can share it: including carbon accounting, ESG ratings, financial instruments, regulations and research.
  2. Enable an open market for data sharing by and changing the reporting model to be based on verified publishing. This will enable different market actors to create their own portals, data lakes and analytics while ensuring that there is fair access to data by anyone.  
  3. Establish the underlying data infrastructure for trusted data sharing.  

Gavin Starks, Founder and CEO of Icebreaker One, said: “We’re delighted to have the support of the Tipping Point Fund to lay the foundations for robust and measurable ESG data sharing. We know that unlocking data access is key to getting capital flowing towards net zero – so our programme will focus on understanding user needs when it comes to searching, discovering, and accessing net-zero data.” 

The Tipping Point Fund on Impact Investing is a donor collaborative committed to creating and supporting public goods that are critical to the continued growth and fidelity of the impact investing market.