Verdantix names Diligent a leader in ESG reporting and data management

Kaelyn Barron

Diligent has been developing and innovating the underlying technology for our ESG solution and our government, risk and compliance (GRC) platform for over a decade so our users can confidently meet today's regulatory and compliance challenges.  

Here's a closer look at what sets our ESG solution apart from the rest — and why Verdantix named Diligent a leader.  

Verdantix noted that Diligent delivers over 70 integration widgets for incorporating data. 

  • The more data sources, the better. Flexibility is key when you’re working with disparate data sources, which is why we offer up to nine different ways to collect and update your data — from meter integrations to supplier portal integration, customizable surveys and more. 
  • Data comes from a wide range of sources, and we make it easy to use them. While the number of sources and reporting requirements continues to grow, your team's time and bandwidth likely remain the same. Our solution makes it easy to pull data from department-specific technological systems, PDFs, spreadsheets, Word docs, images and emails, as well as system integrations with financial, human resources and CRM tools. 

Verdantix recognized Diligent ESG for its strong voluntary reporting capabilities.

  • Customers can measure their progress against many standards. These standards include the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Climate Change, CDP Water Security and CDP Forests frameworks, just to name a few.  
  • Diligent is committed to keeping our data current and accurate. As more regulations are brought into force, we’re committed to keeping up with change. The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosure requirements are on the roadmap for delivery.
  • We are also simplifying the reporting process itself. Right now, sustainability teams can submit DJSI and Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) reports directly through APIs to reporting bodies, and we’re proud to be one of only 10 vendors selected to pilot CDP’s API.  
  • Collaboration is key. Customers can delegate sections to specific users and collaborate internally via notes and track-changes. And when that last-minute request comes in for a specific report, you’ll be able to deliver what’s needed with a single click.  

Verdantix named Diligent to their shortlists in two critical areas: transparency and security.  

  • Analytics create meaningful transparency. By leveraging analytics, Diligent customers can create data-driven programs that lead to meaningful discussions in the boardroom. With our audit and analytics functionality, you’re able to see into all calculations and change logs — something that’s particularly helpful if you’re dealing with complex governance requirements.  
  • We made external reporting a priority as well. If you are an ESG professional, your success will be determined by carbon footprint information and trend data. Thanks to real-time dashboards, we make it easy for you to communicate your ESG performance to executives, on demand and as needed. 
  • Diligent ESG was also recognized for its ease of deployment. Professionals never have a good time deploying new software. Whether you're facing regulatory compliance fears, compliance work already in flight, or looming reporting deadlines, time is of the essence. We know you don’t have months (or years) to get everything integrated, onboarded and adopted, so we deliver solutions in weeks, not years.
  • Exceptional time to value. This functionality was born from years of work with organizations across a wide range of industries. The knowledge we’ve gained by helping them calculate greenhouse gas emissions and sustainability-related risks goes back into our product — and out to our customers. Many users of Diligent ESG's reporting and data management software have reported being up and running in only three to six weeks.
  • Corporations win with transparent governance. With our new Board Reporting Dashboards for ESG, leveraging your data and sharing key insights with the board has never been easier, allowing you to offer strategic guidance while helping your organization ensure regulatory compliance and meet sustainability goals. 

Discover more possibilities with Diligent ESG  

We know that no customer journey is the same. That's why we’ve designed our software to be flexible, customizable and scalable.  

Whatever your ESG reporting and data management needs, we have a solution that meets you where you are and grows as you grow.  

Ready to start evaluating ESG reporting solutions? Download our Buyer’s Guide to ESG Data Management Software.  

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Kaelyn Barron
Kaelyn Barron, Senior Specialist at Diligent, has expertise in ESG, environmental law and the intersection of governance with these issues. Her background in international relations allows her to provide unique insights into emerging ESG frameworks and regulations that impact multiple regions.