Iceberg Data Lab and I Care & Consult have been selected by a leading consortium of investors - composed of Axa Investment Managers, BNP Paribas Asset Management, Sycomore Asset Management and Mirova - to develop a measurement tool for investments’ impact on biodiversity. This selection was the final step of a structured, highly competitive tender process initiated by a Call for Expression of Interest (CEI) early this year.
This CEI was supported by a landmark Investor Statement, signed by 30+ leading institutional investors from around the world collectively representing over €6 trillion in assets, that emphasized the urgent need for rigorous and comprehensive biodiversity impact metrics. The Statement demonstrates that there is currently an unmet demand for quality research to assist investors in responding to the global biodiversity crisis.
Iceberg Data Lab partnered with I Care & Consult to respond to the CEI by expand its existing biodiversity impact assessment solution, the Corporate Biodiversity Footprint. This database aims to quantify the biodiversity impact of constituents of financial portfolios. This tool will subsequently enable financial institutions to integrate that impact into their investment strategies. Iceberg Data Lab is an independent fintech firm that develops science-based environmental data solutions.
“We unanimously decided to select the innovative approach that combines the data modelling skills of Iceberg Data Lab and the in-depth expertise on biodiversity and methodology build-up of I Care & Consult”
Said Julien Foll of AXA IM, Robert-Alexandre Poujade of BNPP AM, Sarah Maillard of Mirova and Jean-Guillaume Péladan of Sycomore AM.
“We would like to thank the Consortium of Investors for this major initiative that will accelerate biodiversity impact assessment in the finance sector. We are honored that our innovative solution, the ‘Corporate Biodiversity Footprint,’ has been selected in this highly competitive international process. We look forward to cooperating with the Investor Consortium and with all financial actors interested in their strategy to preserve and restore Natural Capital”
Said Matthieu Maurin, CEO of Iceberg Data Lab and Guillaume Neveux, CEO of I Care & Consult.
Iceberg Data Lab provides environmental data solutions to financial institutions. Increasingly, stakeholders are demanding greater accountability from financial institutions about the impact of their portfolios on the environment.
There is growing awareness among society at large of the vital importance of curbing climate change, preserving ecosystem services and assessing the overall contribution of corporates and institutions to sustainable development.
Iceberg Data Lab develops metrics and tools to help financial institutions report and manage their environmental impact.
Iceberg Data Lab is a fintech firm that develops assessment tools and provides environmental data solutions to financial institutions. Our company has no business with the corporates that we assess and has no advisory business. Iceberg Data Lab is controlled by its management, transparent and independent.
The scope of our data solutions was expanded in July 2020 following the asset contribution from I Care Environment’s “Data for Finance” branch.
Our models calculate the environmental impact of issuers and assets throughout their value chain (supply chain to end use). We deliver science-based metrics that identify the most harmful and material impacts of issuers on a bottom-up basis.
Iceberg Data Lab and I Care & Consult close the asset contribution of I Care & Consult's «Data for Finance» branch to Iceberg Data Lab, establishing a European leader in ESG metrics for financial institutions.
Iceberg Data Lab launches the Corporate Biodiversity Footprint to help financial institutions assessing their impact on biodiversity.
A consortium comprised of Sycomore AM, Quantis International and I Care & Consult develop the NEC © methodology to assess the overall environmental impact of issuers.
I Care & Consult develops the Climate Financial Risk methodology to estimate the financial impact of sustainable transition and physical risks on the portfolio of a given institutional investor.
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The Iceberg Data Lab team brings together professionals from various backgrounds and nationalities who all share a common passion: helping to create a better understanding of the impact of financing.
We are organized in two main teams: the Research team and the IT team, which work closely together to enrich our ESG Data Solutions.
We are hiring and are looking for various profiles and seniority levels; to apply, please send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team is based in the Paris area, France.
Matthieu, CEO of Iceberg Data Lab, has 20 years of experience in banking, sustainable finance and innovation.
Matthieu started his professional career in the energy industry, at Electricité de France, first in national dispatching and then as a pricing engineer.
He then joined BNP Paribas, where he worked for more than 10 years in various positions, including as Project Manager of the Corporate and Institutional Banking ESG Screening and as a Director within the Sustainable Finance Team on Green Loan structuration and origination.
Matthieu then became CEO of Carbon4 Finance and accelerated the development of that French climate data provider.
He is the CEO and co-Founder of Iceberg Data Lab.
Pierre-Olivier, CTO of Iceberg Data Lab, has 10+ years of experience in digital start-ups
Pierre-Olivier started his career as Tech Lead at Mediastream, managing real-time video streaming.
He then became CTO of Gault & Millau and updated their DB (structure, process, team)
Pierre-Olivier then moved on to become CTO of En Voiture Simone, wherehe handled the company’s digital assets (dev team, event database, real-time processing).
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