Impact data needs to be improved before it can be used in a meaningful and beneficial way for both business and the planet. One of the ways we can start to improve this data is to recognise its flaws: accessibility, transparency, comparability and standardisation.

Through our Open Net Zero work, Icebreaker One is making net-zero data more discoverable, accessible and usable and we aim to apply this model to impact data, creating a driving force for incorporating net zero data into the financial economy. In order to accurately address the issues and opportunities in the impact investment space, we plan to run a number of Advisory Group sessions, inviting stakeholders from across the ecosystem to take part.

Advisory Group 

Meeting three times between May and July, 2023, the Advisory Group will draw from a wide range of subject matter experts, learning from the expertise, experience and problems of these stakeholders but more specifically, with the target of:

  • Describing current market needs through user stories
  • Describing the current cultural challenges and opportunities in accessing ESG data
  • Understanding the expected types of datasets and data transactions required for the selected use case(s)
  • Making recommendations to government and regulators where appropriate

While addressing the needs of consumer, market, society and economy, the Advisory Group will prioritise and review a long list of previously identified use cases, articulate the benefits of achieving this use case, and discuss the appropriate underlying framework and reporting standard for it. The input of the group will shape the development of Open Net Zero, with a final review meeting in November 2023. 

If you’re part of the impact investing ecosystem, we need your input. Register your interest here to shape the future of Open Net Zero and impact data. 

Members of Advisory Groups will act as a representative of their industry and not of their individual company or body: expertise must be contributed as impartially as possible. Work and outputs shall align with existing work and best practices (e.g. ESG Data Task Force Data Best Practice Guidelines, Open Banking, Open Energy) with practical, demonstrable examples to address the mission, and to underpin the business case.