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UN1TY, a Guernsey business that specialises in strategic advisory, has launched ESG Calc, an award-winning  portfolio analytics platform designed to help investors, financial institutions, and governments by giving them insight on environmental risks associated with their property portfolios.


Traditionally, assessing a portfolio's sustainability and climate risk is a laborious and time-consuming process, often hindered by fragmented data and a lack of readily accessible insights. This has lead to missed opportunities, increased risk exposure, and difficulty in achieving sustainability goals.


By efficiently quantifying both physical (such as flood and fire) and regulatory climate risks, (such as properties with low-rated EPC certificates no longer being lettable in future) ESG Calc gives the insights necessary to minimise those risks, and pivot to opportunity, easily and cost-effectively.  A centralised, user-friendly dashboard highlights portfolio-wide energy ratings, flood risk assessments, carbon emissions, and compliance readiness, automatically verified, updated and in one place.

The platform enables potentially stranded assets to be identified while uncovering long-term asset value, driving strategic decisions around future investment, renovations, and divestments.


Armed with these insights, organisations can future proof their portfolios by proactively complying with environmental regulations, avoiding costly surprises, and ensuring long-term sustainability.


ESG Calc’s innovative approach was recently recognised when the firm received the 2023 Innovation in Technology Award at the Veyaon Awards, highlighting UN1TY's commitment to developing solutions that address critical business challenges.


Mike Ozanne, Founding Partner of UN1TY says, “ESG Calc empowers clients to unlock the full potential of their portfolios by providing critical insights into their environmental and social impact, alongside financial risk management. This comprehensive approach empowers strategic decision-making and a future-proofed investment strategy."


“You can’t manage what you don’t measure” adds Rollo de Sausmarez, Partner at UN1TY. “Those with property portfolios or property backed loan books have unquantified climate risk that ESG Calc can assess.”



Guernsey advisory business, UN1TY have trained 100 students on the internationally recognised Carbon Literacy course since they started the course last year. UN1TY's training program, accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project, equips participants with the knowledge and skills to understand the basics of climate change science, identify how their actions contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, explore practical strategies to reduce their carbon footprint, and become empowered to advocate for positive change within their communities and workplaces.  


Over 40 local organisations have participated in the training, which UN1TY designed the specifically for Guernsey, combining local climate change expertise with actionable steps to address the island's unique challenges. Participants learn how their and their businesses everyday choices impact the environment and gained practical tools to make a difference. 


At the same time, UN1TY has also been awarded the status of a Bronze Carbon Literate Organisation. This award recognises UN1TY’s commitment to educating the community, educating their own employees, and inspiring change.  


Expanding on the in-person course for Guernsey, UN1TY have also created an online-hybrid version of the Guernsey course, as well as a Jersey course, of which the first cohort is happening in June.  


‘The course was a first-class introduction to the concepts of climate change, sustainability and net-zero. The information was presented in a really easy to understand way, we enjoyed the interactive exercises and learning how we can all take steps to reduce our impact on the environment. This training can benefit any individual or business, and could be the key to unlocking collective action to help protect our world for future generations.’ 

Nichole Culverwell, Agency Director, Black Vanilla, and Carbon Literacy Student 


Carbon Literacy Training is an essential tool for businesses. As more businesses recognise the need to transition to the green economy, they realise they need to upskill their workforce to help them get there.” Rollo de Sausmarez, Director, UN1TY 


The discussions had during the training sessions, allow everyone to share their opinion, learn something new, and inspire one another to take action” Bella Dean, UN1TY’s, Carbon Literacy Facilitator 


Understanding climate change, especially in a local context is crucial to comprehend the scale of the issue, and realise that change is accessible both locally and globally” – Olivia Bennett, Course Director 

 

UN1TY run open training cohorts every month at the Digital Greenhouse, as well as bespoke sessions for individual organisations. To learn more about UN1TY's carbon literacy training program and register for upcoming sessions, get in touch.

The Véyaon Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the excellence, innovation and hard work within the business community in Guernsey. Organised by the Digital Greenhouse in partnership with Blenheim Chalcot, the Véyaon Awards is a night of celebration of local entrepreneurship and innovation, awarding those individuals and businesses who have ‘gone for it,’ (the definition of véyaon in Guernésiais).


With awards for startups, scaling businesses, digital disruptors and learners, the evening shines a spotlight annually on the innovation and new ventures of the Island.


UN1TY were therefore delighted to be nominated and shortlsted for 3 awards, and then come away with winning 2 of them!

UN1TY.gg partners at the 2023 Véyaon Awards. From left to right: Mike Ozanne, Charlotte Dunsterville, Rollo de Sausmarez and Colin Woodcock


Scale Up Business of the Year 2023:

An award to designed to recognise growing business success. Celebrating strong and sustainable business growth that can demonstrate success in areas such as job creation, increased revenue and extended market reach.


The team were delighted to have their sustainable growth recognised by this award, especially when up against,and chosen ahead of, some other brilliant and fast growing businesses that had been short-listed.


The judge's thought, “UN1TY identified a gap in the market to bring trusted c-suite level expertise into businesses with a focus on sustainability. They made a strong focus on sustainable growth, building on core expertise to extend their reach across Guernsey and beyond.”


Innovation in Technology 2023

Celebrating organisations that are leading by example in technology-driven innovation projects.


The UN1TY team were delighted that one of their products was recognised with this award. ESG Calc was developed by UN1TY to help those with property portfolios or property-backed loan books, to better quantify their climate-related risks with functionality that captured physical risk like flooding) and regulatory risk (like EPC-regulations).


The judges felt that "the ESG Calc Portfolio Analytics tool from UN1TY positioned them as an innovative leader in technology, transforming environmental risk into financial opportunity in the pursuit of a more resilient and sustainable future".



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