Climate Tech Startup Expect Emerges with Great Expectations

London-based firm is committed to decarbonisation, “profitably”. 

London-based Expect has appeared on the nation’s lively tech scene to offer a decarbonisation management platform for large enterprises and heavy industries.

Founded in November 2021 by Anand Verma, the climate technology startup says it is committed to decarbonisation, “profitably”.

While the skies over the world’s cities may not be as clear as we like, Expect is very clear about what it can offer.

First up, it provides a single view of a business’ carbon emissions across their value chain. Its platform enables emission intelligence at an equipment level, a product level, a supplier level, and a portfolio level, with “investor-grade” reports and disclosures.

Next, Expect can create a data-driven Net Zero roadmap for an organisation.

As eWeek UK reported in November, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, the UK Chancellor outlined the government’s plans to make the nation the “first ever Net Zero Aligned Financial Centre”.

In fact, on Expect’s blog it discusses COP26. The firm has a video but also briefly comments: “Many have said that the COP26 was a failure, but we’d disagree – we believe it was a really big deal to have 196 countries all agree on a number of climate policies.”

According to the tech startup, over 70% of emissions sit in the supply chain. Expect will also provide automated data-driven tools to enable suppliers to disclose their emissions, equip them to decarbonise and help them achieve Scope 3 targets. (Scope 3 emissions are the result of activities from assets not owned or controlled by the reporting organisation.)

These are very early days for Expect as it has just launched, but with climate-focused startups popping up and keeping busy (e.g., Climate X in December), it’s an interesting sector to watch.

Verma has plenty of experience. He explains that he was the owner, founder and CEO of Brilliant Basics (acquired by Infosys), a digital and innovation company headquartered in London. He has over 20 years’ experience in management consulting, digital and tech businesses.

Late last year, eWeek UK looked at the tech scene in relation to environmental matters. The article ‘Sense and Sustainability: How Tech Is Mobilising for a Climate Change Future’ analysed the trends, the companies and the reality.

Antony Peyton
Antony Peyton
Antony Peyton is the Editor of eWeek UK. He has 18 years' journalism and writing experience. His career has taken him to China, Japan and the UK - covering tech, fintech and business. Follow on Twitter @TonyFintech.

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