Delivering highly effective ESG insights with associate information connectors

As we proceed to develop the capabilities of Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability to speed up net-zero, we’re leaning into the strengths of our world associate ecosystem to perform much more, quicker. We’re actively working with companions who present Microsoft Sustainability Supervisor options, together with specialised connectors, to streamline ingestion, assortment, and aggregation of Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 information.1 The ensuing insights will play a essential position in serving to organizations meet rising regulatory necessities and their very own sustainability targets. 

Organizations must import environmental information from all their sources 

Microsoft Sustainability Supervisor helps clients import and retailer emissions information for all three scopes of influence, with prebuilt calculation methodologies for Scopes 1, 2, and most classes of Scope 3 (The steadiness of Scope 3 classes will likely be lined quickly). It additionally offers a rising set of water information administration capabilities. Waste information administration capabilities are coming quickly.

The answer could be built-in with just about any enterprise system, enterprise useful resource planning (ERP) system, or platform—connecting on to information sources, breaking down information silos, and serving to to automate information integration with the publicly out there Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability information mannequin. Past prebuilt information connectors and dynamic calculation methodologies, Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability additionally offers flexibility to make use of outdoors connectors, emission components, and formulation.  

Importing information from associate options is crucial for capturing extra of a company’s operational footprint. To this finish, we’re constructing a sturdy catalog of prebuilt and customized information connectors from third-party suppliers. We’re prioritizing prebuilt connectors to associate options that combination information throughout key emission classes to scale the advantages to as many purchasers as potential; and we’re enabling customized connectors that deal with extra particular information eventualities to be constructed, utilizing an in-app expertise for importing information. Listed below are particulars on a few of these.

Arcadia: Empowering grid decarbonization 

We’re happy to announce the preview of the Arcadia Information Connector, now out there in Microsoft Sustainability Supervisor, to assist streamline information assortment and eradicate time-consuming, error-prone handbook processes. Arcadia is a tech firm empowering vitality innovators and shoppers to struggle the local weather disaster. The corporate’s software program and APIs unlock vitality innovation by creating unprecedented entry to information and clear vitality that’s wanted to decarbonize the grid. 

Right now’s companies want correct information to take management of their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting, however the technique of gathering that information could be tough, complicated, and time-consuming. Moreover, with out entry to the suitable information, it may be difficult for companies to grasp the effectiveness of their sustainability efforts and ROI.  

Arcadia’s Arc platform aggregates historic, present, and ongoing information from 1000’s of utilities in additional than 50 international locations to avoid wasting time and assets and supply priceless insights. This automated entry to month-to-month vitality, water, and fuel consumption information is crucial to powering correct and constant environmental reporting and validating ongoing efforts round an organization’s environmental influence.  

Screenshot of Arcadia Data Connector (preview) in Microsoft Sustainability Manager.
Arcadia Information Connector (preview) in Microsoft Sustainability Supervisor helps organizations streamline information assortment and eradicate time-consuming, error-prone handbook processes.

Seeq: Leveraging operational information analytics and virtualization  

The Seeq Answer for Microsoft Sustainability Supervisor allows sustainability managers, enterprise managers, and environmental engineers to observe, handle, and report on Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, leveraging the Seeq superior analytics platform on Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Sustainability Supervisor built-in and automatic sustainability administration capabilities.  

Manufacturing and vitality firms utilizing the Seeq platform will be capable of entry operational information from their manufacturing websites, cleanse and contextualize the info, carry out monitoring and root trigger evaluation, and automate the reporting of these analyses in Microsoft Sustainability Supervisor.

The Seeq Answer for Microsoft Sustainability Supervisor is the newest of our options constructed on the Seeq platform to make time collection information insights out there to all stakeholders for improved outcomes in course of manufacturing.”—Megan Buntain, Vice President of Cloud Transformation, Seeq.

Johnson Controls: Automating emissions information assortment to centralize insights

Johnson Controls (JCI) OpenBlue good areas expertise built-in with Microsoft Sustainability Supervisor automates associate integrations and information assortment actions whereas visualizing emissions throughout a company’s operational information sources by way of a single dashboard. This helps unlock time to deal with vitality consumption and emissions monitoring towards carbon discount targets. 

The answer is on the market on Microsoft AppSource and is on demonstration at Microsoft Expertise Facilities (MTCs). At MTCs, guests can discover the answer’s information pre-processing and carbon footprint calculation options for onboarding environmental information and accelerating progress.

Screenshot of Johnson Controls’ OpenBlue Enterprise Manager.
Johnson Controls’ OpenBlue Enterprise Supervisor offers a single-pane-of-glass, enterprise-wide administration platform.

Cognite: Powering extra sustainable, data-driven industrial operations  

Cognite Information Fusion®, additionally out there by way of AppSource and on demonstration at MCTs, liberates information from siloed sources and offers it context that subject material specialists, information scientists, and AI can perceive—serving to to speed up full-scale digital transformation to enhance the dependability and sustainability of operations. Utilizing it, clients and companions can shortly and reliably construct and scale new analytics dashboards, manufacturing options, and digital twins.  

Cognite Information Fusion® creates open, unified, real-time industrial information fashions that people and machine studying functions can simply entry, empowering data-driven operations to extend manufacturing, cut back waste, and make their operations extra sustainable. It’s purpose-built for {industry}, intuitively designed, and helps organizations decrease the prices and complexity of scaling options.

Cognite Information Fusion® industrial information resolution liberates and contextualizes industrial information, creating an industrial information basis that anybody can use to find and generate data-driven insights.

Mesa: Advancing organizational ESG progress and compliance 

Mesa’s IMPACT platform, out there on AppSource, helps firms improve their sustainability administration by effectively overseeing ESG processes and environmental and social efficiency, making certain compliance with worldwide requirements. This ends in danger minimization and enhanced company worth creation. 

IMPACT is built-in with Microsoft 365, Energy BI, Azure AI, and Microsoft Groups. It’s additionally seamlessly built-in with Microsoft Sustainability Supervisor, making it potential to:  

  • Join information and precisely signify a company’s emissions footprint and add different needed information in keeping with worldwide requirements or different parameters to provide sustainability stories. 
  • Keep linked with stakeholders and simply design your sustainability technique according to materiality.

The platform allows firms to proceed their efforts to cut back emissions, improve effectivity, and make lasting modifications.

Combined screenshots of Mesa’s IMPACT platform on a desktop and a phone.
Mesa’s IMPACT platform helps organizations effectively oversee ESG processes and environmental and social efficiency, facilitating compliance with worldwide requirements.

Discover the rising vary of sturdy, specialised Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability associate options

Keep plugged into Microsoft AppSource as our worldwide companions proceed to supply new industry-tailored sustainability options to assist organizations’ distinctive ESG information administration wants.

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1Scope 1 emissions immediately end result from a company’s enterprise actions. Scope 2 emissions not directly end result from producing vitality comparable to electrical energy or heating and cooling. Scope 3 oblique worth chain emissions end result from all different enterprise actions, comparable to constructing and building supplies or transport. Scope 3 emissions signify the biggest bucket of emissions for many organizations

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