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Diligent ESG Awarded Honorable Mention in Software Category of Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards


Best-in-Class ESG solution to help companies stay ahead of reporting recognized in sixth annual awards by Fast Company

New York, May 3, 2022 - Diligent, the global leader in modern governance providing SaaS solutions across governance, risk, compliance and ESG, today announced that its Diligent ESG solution has been selected as an honorable mention in the Software category of Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards.

Diligent ESG is a holistic software solution that empowers organizations to set and surpass their environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals. The solution allows leaders to stay ahead of reporting requirements, perform carbon accounting calculations, monitor and act on ESG risks and plan and prepare for their organization’s future through streamlined data collection, predictive modeling, auditable reports and specialized dashboards that make reporting up to the board simple. The solution’s climate & sustainability functionality gives access to instant greenhouse gas calculations across scopes 1, 2 and 3 based on 62,000 automatically updated emissions factors, so organizations can easily generate auditable disclosures, set KPIs and identify red flags early.

“We’re honored to be recognized in this category among other companies that are striving to create a better world through their ideas, designs and products,” said Brian Stafford, CEO of Diligent. “At Diligent, we believe organizations have a critical role to play in charting a more sustainable path forward. We’re extremely proud to empower leaders with the technology they need to build successful, equitable and sustainable organizations.”

Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards honor clean technology, innovative corporate initiatives, brave new designs and other works that are supporting the growth of positive social innovation, tackling social inequality, climate change, and public health crises. A panel of eminent Fast Company editors and reporters selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 2,997 entries across transportation, education, food, politics, technology, health, social justice, and more. The 2022 awards feature entries from across the globe, from Switzerland to Hong Kong to Australia.

“We are consistently inspired by the novelty and creativity that people are applying to solve some of our society’s most pressing problems, from shelter to the climate crisis. Fast Company relishes its role in amplifying important, innovative work to address big challenges,” says David Lidsky, interim editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists have identified some of the most ingenious initiatives to launch since the start of 2021, which we hope will both have a meaningful impact and lead others to join in being part of the solution.”

Since its launch less than one year ago, Diligent ESG has been recognized for its innovation and seamless design through accolades including the 2022 GOLD Edison Award for Social Innovation, which honors excellence in new product and service development that address societal needs and strengthen civil society.

About Diligent:

Diligent is the global leader in modern governance, providing SaaS solutions across governance, risk, compliance and ESG. Serving more than 1 million users from over 25,000 customers around the world, we empower transformational leaders with technology, insights and confidence to drive greater impact and lead with purpose. Learn more at

About the World Changing Ideas Awards:

World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners, finalists, and honorable mentions based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With the goals of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all.

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