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U-Reg partners with Linux Foundation’s OS-Climate to simplify ESG reporting through equivalences, streamlining ESG information exchange.

By August 16, 2022No Comments

SINGAPORE, 2 August 2022 – U-Reg partners with OS-Climate’s ESG reporting stream to develop a cross-
jurisdictional common ESG disclosure platform.

U-Reg is delighted to announce the launch of a collaborative project with OS-Climate to offer a solution
that tackles the complexity of taxonomy and disclosure-aligned reporting by leveraging on a powerful
open-source community and on technological expertise.

While financial institutions and corporates have a higher impetus today to comply with ESG reporting
requirements, the overall landscape of taxonomy-aligned disclosures remains fragmented across
industries and geographies. Overlapping data points create unnecessary complexity whilst reporting is
time-consuming and costly. Data processors, such as financial institutions, also find it difficult to
automate ESG data analytics.

This project will provide a common interoperable reporting framework to help financial institutions as
well as corporates to automatically generate reporting on their operations and portfolios, across
jurisdictions and taxonomies. Simplified data entry and elimination of overlaps between taxonomies will
facilitate sourcing, sharing and exchange of ESG data.

To this end, U-Reg started developing an ESG reporting equivalence data model that will be accessible in
open source, in collaboration with OS-Climate, to allow participants to continuously enrich and use this
model. As part of this collaboration, U-Reg will also address governance questions around validation of
new data points and addition of taxonomies. A robust open-source governance model will ensure multi-
party collaboration.

The initial sub-set of taxonomies will encompass TCFD, GRI, SFDR, SASB, SGX, and other jurisdiction-
specific disclosures such as the Environmental Risk Questionnaire (ERQ) in Singapore or the European
ESG Template (EET). Further disclosures and taxonomies such as the SEC or ISSB frameworks will be
added once finalized, with the open-source data model customizable to also accommodate private
models.

This project will be integrated with OS-Climate’s data architecture. By virtue of its open-source nature, it
will leverage upon various industry stakeholders to test and validate on the equivalence reporting data.
It will also synergize underlying technologies and data pipelines to accelerate overall ESG data sourcing,
structuring, and sharing, with a goal to simplify ESG reporting and allow for an efficient process.

Please contact esg@u-reg.com if you are interested in collaborating with us on this project.

About OS Climate:

Linux Foundation’s OS-Climate is a breakthrough initiative creating a transparently governed public
utility of open data and open-source tools for climate-aligned finance investing, business, and regulation.
Members contribute their data scientists, modellers, and software developers to cooperative projects
building the OS-Climate Data Commons, a federated library of libraries of corporate and factor data, plus
analytics tools to derive the actionable metrics crucial for asset allocation, portfolio construction,
security analysis, credit analysis, corporate engagement, strategic planning and transition investment by
corporates, and financial sector supervision. For more information visit www.os-climate.org .

About U-Reg:

U-Reg is a Singapore-based RegTech, certified by the Singapore Fintech Association. U-Reg leverages
technology to help clients meet regulatory obligations with ease. U-Reg’s platform comprises ESG
solutions that streamline collection, structuring and direct collaboration of ESG data to facilitate ESG
reporting. Amongst other accolades U-Reg is an official ESG reporting partner of Singapore’s project
Greenprint ESG registry, ESGpedia, as well as a two-time awardee of the MAS Financial Sector
Technology and Innovation (FSTI) Proof of Concept (POC) grant.