Our guiding principles
Urgentem is the award-winning, independent provider of transparent carbon emissions data and climate risk analytics to the finance industry.
Our mission is to empower the financial sector to play a leadership role in the transition to a sustainable low carbon economy by providing climate risk data, analytical tools, investment services and products that are science aligned, transparent and collaborative.
Further to this, it is to act as an advocate for responsible investment and to promote a sustainable model for society.
The scientific consensus that we must cut carbon emissions in half by the end of this decade (approximately 7.6% each year) amounts to nothing less than a transformation of the economy, requiring urgent focus and sustained action in every sphere: commerce, politics, and civil society.
If financial markets are to play a leadership role in the transition to a low carbon economy, then data and analytical tools that can be trusted are indispensable.
That’s where we come in.
Climate change is a ‘systems problem’ which demands a ‘systems solution.’ We collaborate with leading practitioners and experts from the financial markets, climate advocacy NGOs, climate science, and academia.
Transparency informs everything we do from how we collect, process, and deliver data through to the design of our methodologies and analytics.
Our analytics are supported by our close ties with climate scientists and academics and aligned with the latest IPCC reports, EU Taxonomy and TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures) frameworks.
It is widely recognised that the transition to a low carbon economy is a technical challenge which demands the development of new tools and technologies.
It is less widely acknowledged to be an ‘adaptive challenge’ which requires the development of new organisational mindsets, dispositions, and ways of working.
Urgentem is a DDFO (Deliberately Developmental Financial Organisation), which means that we give equal strategic priority to both sets of challenges: the technical and the adaptive.
As a DDFO, we are an incubator of our people’s capabilities. Our culture, in its daily operations, is an accelerator of their emotional intelligence, judgement, and experience.
We approach the design and development of our company’s cultural operating system with the same transparent, collaborative and science-aligned mindset that we apply to the development of our technical and advisory tools.
As an organisation, we actively seek to stay open to the uncertainty, volatility, ambiguity and complexity of the unfolding climate emergency by cultivating compassion, empathy and emotional intelligence, all in a spirit of hope, courage, invention and play.