Icebreaker One CEO: Investors demand more detailed and accurate net zero data
Asset owners and other investors are increasingly demanding more timely and relevant data sets in their race to net zero.
Investors are screaming for more accurate and detailed net zero data, an industry insider told Net Zero Investor today.
In fact, asset owners and other investors are increasingly demanding more timely and relevant data sets in their race to net zero, including those in the maritime space, according to the CEO and founder of Icebreaker One.
Gavin Starks, the CEO of the independent, non-profit organisation which aims to support the decarbonisation of shipping by influencing investment decisions with data, said that "to get to net zero, we have to finance the decarbonisation of shipping."
"This means maritime investors need access to trusted, accurate data," he stressed.
Partnership with Lloyd's
Starks comments come as he revealed that his organisation has struck a research partnership with Lloyd's Register, which should help identify and amplify discussions around the key barriers that organisations face for net zero shipping investment and how to overcome these with a ‘net-zero data sharing ecosystem’ that encourages first movers to invest with data-driven rationale.
"This project includes interviews and a creative workshop between key stakeholders at both organisations to investigate the potential data sharing has for the maritime energy transition," Starks explained.
"By pooling resources, the project will see research with key stakeholders to propose and assess innovations in data sharing, data transparency and ways to best support shipping industry funders to make net zero investments," he added.
"The project will consider the current available frameworks for assessing decarbonisation technologies and how data contributes to the outcome of these assessments," Starks concluded.