The Industry’s First Ever ESG Certification Awarded by K2 Integrity to Hidden Star Capital’s Inaugural ESG Venture
K2 Integrity’s ESG business announced that it has awarded its ESG Certification (“I2ESG” or “Certification”) to Hidden Star Capital’s new ESG venture, one of the strongest ESG offerings ever launched. Hidden Star Capital is a recently-established affiliate of Hidden Star, a leader in supporting minority- and womanowned businesses, and engaged K2 Integrity’s team of experts to validate and verify its new ESG venture through the Certification. The robust, multi-faceted I2ESG assessment began at the onset of the Hidden Star Capital’s development process to ensure the new venture would be best-in-class.
Designed to address the issue of greenwashing and provide transparency to stakeholders, institutions across financial services and beyond have been leveraging I2ESG to ensure their ventures and products meet their ESG commitments and are compliant with ESG best practices.
“The motivation for creating this concept over many years was to come up with a 360-degree validation and review to give investors, stakeholders and regulators confidence with their investments and managers as it relates to policy and procedures, investments, their actions and reporting,” said Andrew Rabinowitz, Co-CEO of K2 Integrity. “To meet this objective, we assembled a group of ESG leaders to develop the first-of-its kind independent analysis for ESG offerings and businesses. Our work with Hidden Star Capital, which has been doing great things for underserved communities, is what we hoped to achieve – not just verifying ESG integrity but serving as a partner, helping companies design best-in-class ESG businesses and products…