Transparent green transition with blockchain technology

By Maria Eisner Pelch, Senior Manager, ESG & Sustainability Lead at Concordium
Credit: Getty Images | Blockchain is evolving and there are some inherent sustainability benefits as a result
Concordium’s leading blockchain technology enables a green transition and broaches the sustainability conversation with partners, and collaborative efforts

The time to prioritise ESG is now but fears of greenwashing accusations are prevalent. Blockchain serves as the best chance for companies to create seamless, transparent and green applications, in turn infusing sustainability into our everyday lives. Let’s unpack this.

Blockchain technology is by nature immutable, transparent and verifiable, meaning it has the power to bring trust and authenticity to any sector. These characteristics are particularly important for ESG initiatives, especially given the prominence of greenwashing, green-hushing and the general lack of credibility and accuracy with regard to ESG impact. 

Concordium, a leading sustainability-focused blockchain, is supporting a handful of ESG initiatives, demonstrating how blockchain technology can be leveraged to enhance trust in sustainability efforts. Most significantly through a partnership with the Danish national transmission system operator, Energinet, Concordium blockchain is being leveraged to guarantee the credibility of green energy certificates. Benefitting from Concordium’s transparency and immutability, these certificates enable the reliable tracking and reporting of green energy, in turn allowing companies to trustfully demonstrate how much of their power consumption comes from green energy. 

Concordium has partnered with ClimaFi and Aqualibre to bring transparency and accuracy to carbon markets, which have typically been plagued by greenwashing and inaccurate reporting. Both projects benefit from Concordium’s transparent and immutable infrastructure by ensuring enterprises accurately report their carbon offset activity and enabling anyone to verify the validity of that data. Furthermore, because all transactions are recorded on Concordium’s blockchain, the provenance and trading of carbon credits can be tracked and traced by anyone. 

By combatting greenwashing and green-hushing practices that have enabled companies to mislead consumers and partners, Concordium is removing the opacity from ESG reporting and driving the transition towards a more transparent and greener world. 

Through these use cases and many others, Concordium and blockchain technology more broadly stand to lead the green revolution. The time to act is now. Contact our team here to see how blockchain can help you live and operate more sustainably.


This article is sponsored by Concordium.

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