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Sustainalytics Launches ESG Data Product for Institutional Investors

February 20, 2020, Toronto –Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of ESG research, ratings and data, today launched Sustainalytics’ ESG Data – a broad set of ESG indicators designed to fulfill the needs of investors looking to develop ESG insights. Investors can use Sustainalytics’ ESG Data for security selection, portfolio construction, risk and scenario analysis, and to meet disclosure requirements.

Sustainable investing is growing rapidly with more than USD 85 trillion in assets under management from signatories of the Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI). With the proliferation of sustainable investment assets, investors are becoming more sophisticated in their use of ESG information and want a robust ESG dataset to generate ESG insights. Sustainalytics’ ESG Data offers in-depth coverage on 11,000 companies across 138 subindustries.

With over 220 ESG management, corporate governance and event Indicators covering a variety of themes, Sustainalytics’ ESG Data enables investors to combine indicators in a way that reflects their view of ESG risks and opportunities. All indicators are based on a high-quality and reputable methodology. Below is more insight on the firm’s variety of indicators.

  • ESG Management Indicators assess the quality of a company’s ESG-related policies, programs, and management systems and performance. These indicators can include the carbon intensity trend of a company relative to its peers, or the quality of a business ethics program.
  • Corporate Governance Indicators evaluate the extent to which a company’s corporate governance management practices, structures and behaviors enable it to execute on its business strategy and create long-term value. These indicators look at board independence, audit committee effectiveness and equity ownership policies.
  • ESG Event Indicators gauge the severity and frequency of a company’s involvement in ESG-related operational or supply chain controversies, such as land use and biodiversity, quality and safety, and labor relations.

“With more mainstream investors taking ESG considerations into account, Sustainalytics’ institutional clients are looking for a robust and flexible dataset that can support their unique investment decision-making and ESG integration processes,” said Megan Wallingford, product manager of Sustainalytics’ ESG Data. “By offering indicator-level data through our ESG Data product and analysis via our ESG Research and Ratings, we are able to fulfill investors’ wide array of ESG information needs.”

To learn more about Sustainalytics’ ESG Data, please visit here.

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