Traction for ESG

Adapt to our rapidly evolving world. Let us cut through the noise and find the enterprise-ready technologies that support your ESG initiatives and deliver real change.

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Your Challenge

How to Meet New ESG Regulations and Expectations

Our world is changing. You face new regulations and stakeholder expectations driven by climate change and other factors that fall under the umbrella of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). To adapt to these changes, you must implement and report on innovation projects that move you towards net zero carbon emissions and other ESG goals.

While new technologies are emerging to help you successfully deliver on these goals, record levels of capital are chasing ESG-related startups and creating a lot of hype and confusion in this space. As a result, the teams tasked with delivering ESG projects are struggling to cut through the noise and find the few emerging solutions that actually drive real change.

Your Solution

ESG Technology Scouting and the Power of the Traction Platform

We offer dedicated technology scouting services to discover, evaluate, and shortlist enterprise-ready ESG technologies. We follow a proprietary and battle-tested approach to source these solutions. Our ESG research services are performed by domain experts with years of experience helping enterprises accelerate their journeys to net zero and to achieve other ESG goals. 

Plus, all of our ESG services include access to our end-to-end innovation management platform. Together, Traction will help you:

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Find Enterprise-Ready Technologies that Solve Your Biggest ESG Challenges

We go beyond public databases, reports, and searches. We leverage our global network of VCs, incubators, academic labs, and our own database of 10,000+ vetted, enterprise-ready startups.

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Deliver Dynamic, Stakeholder-Friendly Research Data, Not Static Reports

We deliver all research through our innovation management platform. Our platform brings our research to life and makes it easy to present to, and collaborate with, cross-functional stakeholders.

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Gain a True Partner for Any ESG Innovation Project

We act as an extension of your team. We can handle every stage of evaluating new ESG technologies — from scouting to POCs — and offer unbiased vetting and recommendations.

Our Focus

Innovative Net Zero Technologies and Partners

We offer a full portfolio of ESG research services, including custom projects. However, we focus our practice on finding new technology solutions and partners that can help you rapidly achieve your net zero targets. We have real-world experience and expertise evaluating technologies that deliver:

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Carbon Management
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Carbon Reporting
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Climate Risk Modeling
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Sustainable Investing
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Life Cycle Assessment
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Supply Chain Traceability
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Sustainable Packaging
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Sustainable Materials
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Climate Tech
Our Insights

A Few Examples of Our ESG Technology “Finds”

We have completed multiple large-scale ESG research projects for leading global enterprises. As part of this work, we’ve found many early-stage companies that are both enterprise-ready and able to solve our clients’ biggest ESG needs. Here's a sample of some of the game-changing solutions we've evaluated.

Carbon Capture & Carbon Accounting

Carbon capture

Sustainable Packaging

sustainable packaging
Our Results

What Our Clients Say About Our ESG Research

With a commitment to transition from fossil fuels to renewables, investing in early-stage alternative energy is part of our charter. We worked with the team at Traction to deliver a comprehensive report on the current state of Biomass startups and quickly narrowed the list to opportunities that met our specific requirements. To gather this information, they clearly went beyond basic desktop research and publicly available sources"

Global Oil and Gas

Venture Partner

Our multi-year engagement with Traction provides a pipeline of vetted startups and access to their platform that helps us mange the opportunities and share information with our colleagues. We selected Traction to look at technologies that accelerate our sustainability journey, from supply chain optimization platforms to new packaging materials. Over the last two years they have truly become an extension of our team."

International CPG

North America Head of Technology Scouting

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