Top 10 Sustainability Software Startups in Asia

by Deni Putri

Top ESG-Focused Sustainability Software Startups in Asia Revolutionizing Supply Chain Operations

Sustainability tracking, reporting, and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations have become imperative for modern supply chain professionals. With the increasing awareness of environmental and social impacts, businesses are under pressure to adopt sustainable practices and transparent reporting to meet consumer demands and regulatory requirements. These practices can have a profound impact on supply chain operations, fostering resilience, efficiency, and long-term viability. In Asia, a hub for technological innovation, several startups are leading the way in developing sustainability software tools tailored to address ESG challenges.

Here are the top startups focused on ESG and sustainability software technology that are transforming supply chain operations:

givvable is an AI-Powered Data Platform for companies to identify and track sustainability & ESG actions of suppliers. Their solution enables supply chain professionals to identify sustainable suppliers, track social impact, and manage environmental risks effectively. For more details, click here.

Founder: Frances Atkins
Year Started: 2020
Funding: Raised $1.3 million
Key Clients: NAB, Australia Post, Wesfarmers

Stemly offers an AI-powered sustainability software solution that helps supply chain professionals analyze and optimize their environmental impact. Their platform leverages machine learning algorithms to provide actionable insights, enabling companies to achieve ESG objectives and reduce waste. For more details, click here.

Founder: Sanjay Saini
Year Started: 2020
Funding: Raised $2.5 million
Key Clients: Walmart, Samsung, Honda

Topo is a sustainability software startup that provides a holistic approach to ESG management and supply chain sustainability. Their platform facilitates data collection, analysis, and reporting, empowering supply chain professionals to optimize sustainability initiatives and achieve ESG goals. For more details, click here.

Founder: Chris Jakubowski
Year Started: 2012
Funding: Raised $1.5 million
Key Clients: Unilever, AB InBev, HP

Requis specializes in sustainability software solutions that enable businesses to measure, monitor, and improve their ESG performance. Their platform offers real-time visibility into supply chain sustainability metrics, empowering professionals to make data-driven decisions for a more sustainable future. For more details, click here.

Founder: Vaibhav Gupta
Year Started: 2017
Funding: Raised $1 million
Key Clients: Nestlé, P&G, L’Oréal

Suppeco provides a sustainability software platform that assists supply chain professionals in monitoring and optimizing their ESG performance. Their solution enables end-to-end visibility, collaboration, and data-driven decision-making for sustainable supply chain operations. For more details, click here.

Founder: Sheldon Mydat
Year Started: 2017
Funding: Raised $2.8 million
Key Clients: Alibaba,, Tencent

Responsibly provides a comprehensive sustainability software tool designed to help organizations manage ESG data, track performance, and drive positive change. Their platform offers insights and analytics to optimize supply chain sustainability and streamline reporting processes. For more details, click here.

Founder: Thomas Buch Andersson
Year Started: 2021
Funding: Raised $2 million
Key Clients: Amazon, Danone, Philips

SIMCEL is an ESG-focused sustainability software startup that provides comprehensive tools for supply chain professionals. Their platform enables businesses to assess and manage their carbon footprint, track ESG performance, and optimize resource utilization to drive sustainable practices. For more details, click here.

Founder: Julien Brun
Year Started: 2005
Funding: Raised $3.2 million
Key Clients: Toyota, Sony, Panasonic

Howdyy offers a sustainability software solution focused on enhancing transparency and ESG performance across supply chains. Their platform enables efficient tracking of sustainability metrics, risk assessment, and collaboration among stakeholders for sustainable decision-making. For more details, click here.

Founder: Aisshwaraya Deshmukkh, Kannan Marimuthu
Year Started: 2020
Funding: Raised $1.8 million
Key Clients: Tata Group, H&M, Infosys

SAP is a global leader in enterprise software solutions, including sustainability tracking and reporting. They have a strong presence in Asia, offering comprehensive sustainability and ESG solutions for supply chain professionals. Their homepage can be found here.

Founder: Dietmar Hopp, Hasso Plattner, Claus Wellenreuther, Klaus Tschira, and Hans-Werner Hector
Year Started: 1972
Funding: N/A (publicly traded)
Key Clients: Nestlé, Coca-Cola, Siemens

Intelex (EcoVadis)
Intelex, now part of EcoVadis, provides environmental management software solutions to organizations in Asia and worldwide. Their platform helps track sustainability metrics, assess ESG performance, and drive continuous improvement. Click here to visit their homepage.

Founder: Mark Jaine
Year Started: 1992
Funding: N/A (acquired by EcoVadis in 2021)
Key Clients: Apple, McDonald’s, HP

When evaluating sustainability software solutions for supply chain operations, consider the following criteria:

Functionality: Ensure the software offers comprehensive features such as ESG tracking, data analysis, reporting, and collaboration tools to support your specific sustainability goals.

User-Friendly Interface: Look for user-friendly interfaces and intuitive workflows that facilitate easy data collection, analysis, and reporting, fostering widespread adoption within your organization.

Track Record and Key Clients: Research the startup’s track record, funding, and notable clients to gauge their credibility, industry acceptance, and potential for long-term partnership.

By selecting the right sustainability software tools from these innovative startups, supply chain professionals can embrace ESG practices, enhance transparency, and drive positive change throughout their operations, leading the way toward a greener and more socially responsible business landscape in Asia and beyond.

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