Assessing climate and sustainability risks well beyond ratings

Integrated analytics that assess climate & other sustainability impacts, both physical & transitional, across value chains, and translated into financial risks and opportunities.

Lim·i·nal·i·ty /ˌlɪməˈnælɪti/ n. (lat. līmen, a threshold) The quality of ambiguity or disorientation that occurs in the middle stage of a rite of passage, when participants no longer hold their pre-ritual status but have not yet begun the transition to the status they will hold when the rite is complete. During a rite's liminal stage, participants "stand at the threshold" between their previous way of structuring their identity, time, or community, and a new way, which completing the rite establishes.1

We aim to build the leading tool for banks to analyze climate and sustainability risks. To this end, we combine state-of-the-art models, the highest quality available data, and intuitive user interfaces.

We are an agile start-up on a mission to create a positive impact. We are not a database looking for a client. Our starting point is the increasing urgency for banks (and other financial institutions and companies) to map and understand their sustainability risks. This drives the questions we ask and the methods we employ. We value scientific rigor and practicability. Combining both in our solutions sets us apart.

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Deep dives for listed and unlisted companies

Primary ESG data foundation and extensive analysis, including carbon & sustainability footprint

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Climate and sustainability risk assessment

Quantitative transitional & physical risks on asset level, translated into financial risks and opportunities

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Portfolio-level climate and sustainability risk

Modelling and simulation of risk metrics under future pathways in corporate, real estate, and other loan portfolios

The team

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Björn was educated at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, Babcock Graduate School, North Carolina and Harvard Business School, Mass and holds a masters degree in mechanical engineering and business administration as well as a doctorate in macroeconomics.

He has 20 years of professional experience in the financial industry with major financial institutions like UBS and Deutsche Bank on Managing Director level. Björn serves as lecturer for several German Universities and has extensive background in major programming languages.

His research interests include machine learning and digitalization of financial services.

Prof. Dr. Björn Holste

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

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Marcus specializes in impact analysis, advanced analytics, and data science. He has implemented and lead impact assessment projects at several MNCs and associations.

He holds a PhD in theoretical physics and has 15+ years research and teaching experience in quantum information theory, applied mathematics, and statistical physics at German, UK, and US universities.

Marcus has extensive industry experience in advanced statistical and mathematical modeling, including natural language processing and machine learning.

Dr. Marcus Cramer

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

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Willem is specialized in sustainable finance. His book ‘Principles of Sustainable Finance’ (with Prof. Dirk Schoenmaker) appeared with Oxford University Press in 2018.

Willem has 20 years business experience, of which 12 years in asset management, at NN Investment Partners & Robeco.

Previously, he also held positions at GE, PWC and Erasmus University, where he obtained his PhD in corporate finance in 2006.

Dr. Willem Schramade

Co-Founder & Partner

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Fredi is associate director of the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, and an Associate Professor in the Global Climate Science Programme.

Her main research interest is on extreme weather events such as droughts, heat waves and storms, and understanding whether and to what extent these are made more likely or intense due to climate change. She leads several projects understanding the impacts of man-made climate change on natural and social systems with a particular focus on Africa and India.

In 2019 Fredi was named one of New Scientist's 'Ones to Watch' and in 2020 climate change attribution was named one of MIT Tech Review's top ten breakthrough technologies. In 2020, Fredi became one of just 10 international climate scientists to join the core writing team of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) - the document that will integrate all the IPCC reports in the current assessment cycle.

Fredi's work has been featured extensively in global media including the FT, Economist, Times of India, the Sun, Wall Street Journal, Telegraph, Guardian, New York Times, Washington Post, Daily Mail, Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, BBC, and CNN.

Dr. Friederike Otto

Scientific Advisor - Climate Science

We are hiring

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Data Scientist

Model and quantify sustainability risk

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Developer

Build the engine for on-premise and cloud solutions

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Sustainability Analyst

Collect, interpret, and apply sustainability data

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