Icebreaker Constellations — Connect don’t Collect

If we want to go far, we need to go together

We’re creating a web of net-zero data – connecting financial, industry and environmental data to help inform net-zero decisions. Much of this data is restricted, so we’re enabling that web by creating policies and guardrails that ensure data is comparable, machine-readable and trusted.
We connect – we don’t collect – data, working across industry, regulators and governments. If you would like to get involved to lead or participate in a programme, please contact

Our approach

The Icebreaker One Trust Framework is a set of principles that codify and operationalise (makes usable) rules to make data flow more easily between organisations. These principles & rules are co-designed via Icebreaking.

Icebreaking creates multi-disciplinary, multi-sector collaborations with practical outcomes. It enables sectors to create net-zero data strategies and open standards. We also deploy tools that support net-zero data search and access control to accelerate action.

Our growing Constellation includes connections across government, regulatory, academic and non-profit bodies.

Strategic programmes

Open Energy makes it easy to search, access and securely share energy data. It covers both Open Data and commercial Shared Data where access requires control. Services include Search and Access Control, which are co-designed through an industry Forum. It brings together domain experts across the ecosystem, including large and small companies, regulated and unregulated actors, and the public sector, into Industry Advisory Groups and a Sector Steering Group to help shape the development of its services.

SERI (Standard for Environment, Risk and Insurance) is a UKRI, Climate-KIC and industry-funded programme bringing partner organisations and leading institutions to bridge the data gaps between finance and climate change. Its ambition is to build the shared data infrastructure that will underpin and enable a transition to a green economy, and to a green financial system.

Project Cygnus is exploring solutions that could enable the economic recovery from Covid-19 to be as sustainable as well as local as possible. It evaluated a large number of contenders for policies that would be best in order to achieve this aim.

The Climate Financial Risk Forum (CFRF) is an industry forum jointly convened by the PRA and FCA to build capacity and share best practices—to advance the sector’s responses to the financial risks from climate change.

Mission Innovation is a 10-year international endeavour that will accelerate innovation in clean energy by demonstrating innovative solutions to transform the present system. The secretariat includes China, Italy and the UK.

The Future of Sustainable Data Alliance (FoSDA) exists to identify and accelerate the reliable, actionable ESG data and related technology that is needed for improved investor decision making on the global journey to sustainable development.

The Open Transport Initiative has joined the Icebreaker Constellation to explore joint opportunities and to accelerate the development of a Trust Framework for Transport:

Climate Resilience Demonstrator, CReDo, is a climate change adaptation digital twin demonstrator project to improve resilience across infrastructure networks. CReDo will develop a digital twin across energy, water and telecoms networks to improve climate resilience across our infrastructure.

Strategic partners

Dedicated to sustainable development, the firm is a collective of 16,000 designers, advisors and experts working across 140 countries. Founded to be both humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology and rigour to shape a better world.
A founding partner, Arup has worked closely with us to develop work across all of its projects.
Programmes: SERI / Cygnus / Open Energy

Cambridge Zero is the climate change initiative introduced by the University of Cambridge, harnessing the full range of the University’s research and policy expertise to develop solutions that work for our lives, our society and our economy to create a zero-carbon future. Cambridge University is a partner in the SERI Programme.
Programme: SERI

Dias LLP specialises in transaction services, corporate finance services, and asset consulting services. Dias LLP is a partner in the SERI Programme.

Programme: SERI

EIT Climate-KIC is a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), working to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon, climate-resilient society. Supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, they identify and support innovation that helps society mitigate and adapt to climate change. EIT Climate-KIC has co-funded the development of SERI and Project Cygnus.

Programmes: SERI / Cygnus / Open Energy

The UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment (CGFI) at the University of Oxford was established to accelerate the adoption and use of climate and environmental data and analytics by financial institutions internationally. It will unlock opportunities for the UK to lead in greening finance and financing green. Icebreaker One is a crosscutting partner for the CGFI.

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) aims to build a stronger, greener future by tackling climate change, unleashing innovation and making the UK a great place to work and do business. They has co-funded the development of Open Energy.

Programme: Open Energy

Launched in 2020, Laudes Foundation challenges and inspires industry to harness its power for good. As part of the Brenninkmeijer family enterprise, they build on six generations of entrepreneurship and philanthropy and stand alongside the COFRA businesses and the family’s other private philanthropic activities. The Laudes Foundation is a funder of Icebreaker One.

Aon plc is a professional services firm that sells a range of financial risk-mitigation products, including insurance, pension administration, and health insurance plans. Aon was a key partner in the SERI Programme, including co-chairing an Advisory Group for the project.

Programme: SERI

Lloyd’s Register Group Limited is a technical and business services organisation and a maritime classification society, wholly owned by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a UK charity dedicated to research and education in science and engineering. LRF was a key partner in the SERI Programme as a participant in the Advisory Group for the project.
Programme: SERI

University College Dublin (UCD) is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities and an environment where undergraduate education, masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity. UCD partnered with us for Project Cygnus.
Programme: Cygnus

The Global Open Finance Centre of Excellence (GOFCoE) is uniquely pioneers data-based services organisation to provide innovation capability, research opportunities and talent programmes to develop the benefits of Open Finance, and other data, about consumers, businesses and citizens. GOFCoE partnered with us for Project Cygnus.
Programme: Cygnus

Bird & Bird is an international leading law firm in business sectors where technology plays a key role. They support innovation, regularly organising events and sharing their insight about groundbreaking ideas and developments.
Programme: SERI

Brit Insurance is an international general insurance and reinsurance group specialising in commercial insurance. Brit was a key partner in the SERI Programme, including co-chairing an Advisory Group and Steering Group for the project.
Programme: SERI