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Geofinancial Analytics is a double-bottom-line benefit corporation whose purpose is to create a material positive impact on society and the environment. We are science driven – and are not an advocacy organization.

Our scientific method combines  satellite remote sensing  with  natural capital modeling  and  financial modeling  to deliver actionable insights in near real time.

Our scientific method combines satellite remote sensing with natural capital modeling and financial modeling to deliver actionable insights in near real time.

accelerating the clean energy transition

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Delivering transparency on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the capital markets via live ESG data solutions like MethaneScan® can help avert catastrophic climate change. Here are some examples:

  • 1 billion tons of directly avoided methane emissions, by incentivizing the oil & gas industry to detect and cap its methane leaks. This would be the equivalent of retiring nearly all remaining US coal power plants (about 650 of 800 plants).

  • 1.2 billion tons of indirectly avoided GHG emissions, by shifting 30% of planned oil & gas capital expenditures to clean energy. This would be the equivalent of retiring all remaining US coal power plants (about 800 plants).

  • Double the amount of capital responsive to GHG emission behavior, by addressing unmet data needs of hedge funds and asset managers. This would represent an additional $3 trillion of investible assets, or about 7% of US assets under management.

RESEARCH and COLLABORATION

The University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment (IonE) solves complex environmental challenges through research and catalytic collaborations, often across disciplines, among persons and entities within and outside the University. This includes Geofinancial Analytics as well as IonE’s Natural Capital Project in a partnership with Stanford University, World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Stockholm Resilience Center.  Research performed with IonE gave rise to the concept of “geofinancial engineering,” the subject of a paper and the conceptual basis of Geofinancial Analytics.

COMMITMENT TO OPEN DATA

We are committed to disseminating all useful results of our work – including datasets – to the public at large in a timely manner. Specifically, MethaneScan® findings are disseminated to financial media, stakeholders and NGOs within seven days of Instant Access release to subscribers (financial traders and portfolio managers). This open data approach is designed to maximize impact by giving subscribers a short Instant Access information advantage to incentivize action while enabling a virtuous circle of trading by others, engagement and advancing scientific research soon thereafter.


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