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Sustainability Reporting - ESG Product Development Advisory
Case Study

Advisory on ESG data reporting product development based on Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) disclosure guidance

The situation 

The client is a leading fintech company aspire to develop new data management product to penetrate ESG reporting based on Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) disclosure guidance.

Our role and methodology

Aleevar was engaged to advise and deliver a design of carbon accounting dashboard including data schema based on GRI disclosure as reporting reference, Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as target setting, GHG protocol guidance for accounting, Emission Factor, and Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and Higg Index Tools for value chain analysis for a case study of textile and apparel sector.


As the ESG reporting can be highly customised due to the unique nature of company business and the result from materiality assessment are required to fulfil the sustainability reporting, Aleevar was tasked to demonstrate the required data collection fields, understanding company value chain, business unit process, cleaning and organising data, and proposed a visualisation with key data disclosure with interactive, analytic and auditable capability in dashboard.

The deliverable

  1. Provide an understanding on materiality assessment to fulfil the sustainability reporting

  2. Depict the required field based on the value chain for the manufacturing process from upstream (i.e. textile production) to (downstream apparel production)

  3. Present GRI disclosure title emission scope 1 (i.e. petrol, diesel), scope 2 (i.e. electricity) and not covered scope 3 with 15 categories candidate (i.e. purchased goods and services, business travel, employee commuting, etc.) 

  4. List data schema to feed and support dashboard (i.e. GRI reference, disclosure title, scope, unit, data, emission factor, location, date, business unit, etc.)

  5. Demonstrate the dashboard data display, analytics and auditable capability (i.e. time series, GHG emission scope 1 and 2, intensity ratio, etc.)

The outcome 

The finding provides our client to

  1. Enable the development team quickly to navigate the essentials GRI disclosure as reporting reference, Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as target setting, GHG protocol guidance for accounting and Emission Factor

  2. Jumpstart new product development on data collection, data warehousing, analytics and reporting

  3. Provide a common understanding amongst team members from product development to marketing to expediate speed to market penetration

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