Seedling Invest

The carbon accounting platform for VC and PE.

Measure, analyse and report on 100% of your operational and financed emissions.

Compliant with the key industry-specific standards and regulations

Your portfolio matters

Financed emissions are central to your footprint.

Like all businesses, venture capital and private equity investors generate emissions from their own operations (e.g. office energy, travel, procurement), but they're also responsible for some emissions from their portfolio companies, known as "financed emissions" (scope 3, category 15 in a GHG Protocol compliant footprint).

Accounting for financed emissions is central to a comprehensive and compliant footprint that:

  • Meets growing demands from regulators and LPs.
  • Empowers portfolio companies to drive their sustainability strategies.
  • Genuinely contributes towards solving the climate crisis.

iCI Greenhouse Gas Accounting
and Reporting Guide (2022)

"For investors, scope 3 category 15 (financed emissions) is the key category... on average financed emissions are 700 times larger than reported operational scope 1 and 2 emissions."

Why seedlingInvest?


All of your emissions, in one place. Designed for venture capital and private equity, seedlingInvest ensures complete coverage of operational and financed emissions.


Identify emission hotspots and track decarbonisation at the company, fund and portfolio level using our detailed analytics dashboard.


In a click, generate an integrated, iCI-compliant emissions report, including sustainability benchmarking KPIs required by the SFDR and TCFD.

1 Measure your internal emissions

Input your operational data (e.g. office energy, business travel) into our intuitive, software-based survey. Our business carbon accounting engine calculates your GHG-compliant internal footprint.

2 Invite portfolio companies to the platform

Invite your portfolio companies to complete a carbon assessment with Seedling. Our platform is designed for SMEs - flexible pricing and intuitive carbon accounting software that's accurate but low-burden for growing teams. If the business already calculates their footprint, simply add their data to the platform.

3 Fill any data gaps

Not every business is ready to complete a full carbon footprint. Instead, use our multi-factor tool to estimate the emissions of any business in your portfolio, whilst staying compliant with industry carbon accounting standards.

4 Calculate your financed emissions

In a click, our portfolio carbon accounting engine calculates your financed emissions in full compliance with the PCAF and iCI reporting standards. View detailed analytics at the company, fund and portfolio levels.

5 Report and comply.

Share a comprehensive, integrated emissions report with LPs and other key stakeholders. Our carbon accounting engine calculates KPIs  to report against the SFDR and TCFD sustainability benchmarking schemes. Download as a PDF or share via your dedicated public dashboard, accessible via link or QR code.

seedlingInvest supports across the deal lifecycle


Differentiate by providing rich reporting to current and potential LPs.

Due diligence

Use our estimate tool to screen potential investments for environmental impact.

Value creation

Decarbonise your investments and embed best practice to add value for exit.

Offsetting for investors

Neutralise your financed emissions.

Operate a Carbon Neutral Fund by offsetting the fund's Scope 1 and 2 financed footprint, alongside your internal emissions. Invest directly as a firm to offset financed emissions, or encourage portfolio companies to become Carbon Neutral businesses.

Share your climate impact with current and potential LPs using the Seedling-certified Carbon Neutral Fund badge in your fund communications.

Find out how we can help

We'd love to hear from you. Get in contact and book a short demo today to find out more about how we can help.