About Us

Sustainalytics is a global leader in ESG and Corporate Governance research and ratings. Over the last 25 years, we have brought together leading ESG research and client servicing professionals to retain that personal touch that has helped us to grow. Today, Sustainalytics supports hundreds of the world’s foremost investors who incorporate ESG and corporate governance insights into their investment processes.

VISION

We believe that it is imperative for the global economy to become more just and sustainable.

MISSION

Our mission is to provide the insights required for investors and companies to make more informed decisions that lead to a more just and sustainable global economy.

VALUES

  • We have a positive impact on our world
  • We embrace diverse perspectives
  • We foster excellence through continuous collaboration
  • We are adaptable and entrepreneurial
  • We treat others as we like to be treated

HISTORY

1992

Jantzi Research

Michael Jantzi, currently Sustainalytics’ CEO, launches Jantzi Research to evaluate companies’ sustainability performance.
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1997

Triodos Research

Triodos Bank, the world’s leading sustainability bank, sets up Triodos Reseach to conduct in depth research on companies’ sustainability performance.
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2000

Scoris

Scoris was founded as a joint venture of several European rating agencies with Axel Wilhelm being the founder, shareholder and managing director.

Jantzi Social Index

Jantzi Research launches the Jantzi Social Index in partnership with Dow Jones Indexes and State Street Global Advisors.

SiRi Group

The foundation of SiRi Group marks the beginning of a long and fruitful collaboration between Scoris (Germany), Jantzi Research and Triodos Research
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2002

Dutch Sustainability Research (DSR)

Triodos Bank, FortisMeesPierson and PGGM found DSR as an independent spinoff of Triodos Research
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2003

SiRi Company

SiRi members and DSR create SiRi Company, a for-profit entity, to expand consulting services and research activities
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2004

Online Client Platform

SiRi Company launches SiRi Pro, an innovative web-based ESG research and ratings tool
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2005

AIS Joins SiRi Company

Analistas Internacionales en Sostenibilidad (AIS) joins SiRi Company to promote ESG in Spain and support research activities in Spain, Portugal and Latin America
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2006

Global Compact Compliance Service

DSR launches a service to help investors identify companies that breach, or risk breaching, the principles of the United Nations’ Global Compact.

GLOBE Awards - The Capital Markets Award for Sustainable Investment & Banking

Sustainalytics was recognized for its innovation in helping financial markets integrate environmental factors into investment and banking decisions.
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2007

Controversial Weapons Radar

DSR launches a service that identifies companies’ involvement in controversial weapons
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2009

Sustainalytics

SiRi Company is dissolved and Sustainalytics is born from a merger of DSR, Scoris and AIS

Jantzi Research & Sustainalytics

Canada’s leading ESG research provider merges with Sustainalytics with Triodos Bank, MeesPierson, PGGM and Michael Jantzi as shareholders

First US Office

Sustainalytics opens its first office in the US (Boston)

Responsible Research

Responsible Research is founded in Singapore to conduct ESG research on Asian and key emerging market companies
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2010

Country ESG Risk Research & Ratings

Sustainalytics launches Country ESG Risk Research & Ratings, a service to monitor country-level ESG risks and opportunities

IPE/TBLI: Best ESG Research House

Sustainalytics is recognized as the Best ESG Research House

Canadian SRI Lifetime Achievement Award

Michael Jantzi is awarded for his contribution to SRI in Canada
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2011

European Expansion

Sustainalytics opens an office in Romania to support its research operation and an office in Paris and Copenhagen

STOXX: Global ESG Leaders Index

STOXX launches the Global ESG Leaders Index family using data provided by Sustainalytics

NEWSWEEK: Green Rankings

Sustainalytics was selected as the research partner for NEWSWEEK’s Green Rankings, which look at the environmental policies, programs and disclosure of the 500 largest US and global companies
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2012

Responsible Research & Share Dimension

Sustainalytics acquires Responsible Research, an award-winning sustainability research house based in Singapore, and Share Dimension a software firm in Romania

South American Expansion

Sustainalytics hires a senior responsible investment advisor to advance the firm's business opportunities and brand awareness in South America

IRRI: Best RI Analysis Firm 2012

The first-ever Independent Research in Responsible Investment (IRRI) Survey recognizes Sustainalytics as the best ESG research provider and awards three of the company’s staff members:
  • Best Environmental & Social Analyst: Dayna Linley
  • Best Corporate Governance Analyst: Laurence Loubieres
  • Best Client Services/Sales Person: Darragh Gallant
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2013

IRRI: Best RI Analysis Firm 2013

Investors recognize Sustainalytics as the best ESG research provider and awards two of its top staff members:
  • Best Environmental & Social Analyst: Dayna Linley
  • Best Client Services/Sales Person: Catalina Secreteanu


Access to Medicine

Sustainalytics selected to provide research data for the 2014 Access to Medicine Index

Global Compact 100

The Global Compact 100 index marries corporate performance on ESG issues with a requirement of consistent base-line profitability
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2014

Additional European and US Offices

Sustainalytics opens an office in the UK (London) and second offices in the US (New York) and Romania (Bucharest)

Bloomberg Partnership

Sustainalytics’ ESG research assessments become available to Bloomberg Professional subscribers

IRRI: Best RI Analysis Firm 2014

Investors recognize Sustainalytics as the best ESG research provider and our analysts take the majority of the top ten spots in the following categories:
  • Best Analyst for SRI Research
  • Best Analyst for Corporate Governance Research
  • Best Client Service/Sales Representative

Corporate Access Trip

Sustainalytics organizes ESG on the Ground, a one-week field trip to Asia where investors get the opportunity to visit companies and learn firsthand about ESG-related threats and opportunities
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2015

Corporate Governance Research & Ratings

Sustainalytics’ launches Corporate Governance Research & Ratings that analyzes companies’ governance structures and practices through an investment lens

Carbon Solutions Suite

Sustainalytics’ Carbon Solutions help investors to better understand their carbon exposure and provides them with the research solutions they need to implement low carbon mandates

ESG Analytics

Sustainalytics acquires ESG Analytics, a Zurich-based provider of web-based solutions designed to assist asset managers and owners analyze and manage ESG risks and opportunities

Global Access

Sustainalytics launches Global Access, a new and improved online client interface portal.

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2016

Morningstar Sustainability Ratings

Morningstar launches the industry’s first ESG scores for global mutual and exchange traded funds with scores based on Sustainalytics’ ESG Research & Ratings

Glass Lewis Partnership

Sustainalytics partners with Glass Lewis, the leading independent provider or global governance services, to integrate ESG factors directly into the proxy voting and engagement process

Australian Office

Sutainalytics opens an office in Sydney
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2017

25th Year Anniversary

Sustainalytics celebrates its 25th year anniversary

Japan office

Sustainalytics opens an office in Tokyo
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SUSTAINABILITY

ENVIRONMENT

Embedding sustainability into our operations comes naturally to us. It’s part of our DNA and, of course, a smart way of doing business. Read more about our environmental policies in our Sustainability report Sustainable Momentum.

SOCIAL

We strive to create a motivating, positive and supportive environment. Sustainalytics’ Corporate Values help guide and nurture this environment. Since 2013, Sustainalytics has been organizing Global Volunteer Day, an annual event that reinforces our values while building a strong global culture.

GOVERNANCE

Sustainalytics has an independent chairman and two sub-committees to support the Board: The Audit & Risk Committee and the Remuneration & Employee Committee. Our Global Code of Conduct lays out the principles that guide employees’ behavior in the workplace

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OUR SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

For questions regarding our corporate sustainability, please contact us at info@sustainalytics.com.

LEADERSHIP

Michael Jantzi

CEO

Michael Jantzi is the CEO of Sustainalytics. He was the founder of Jantzi Research and has been active in the responsible investment field since 1990.

Bob Mann

PRESIDENT

Bob is responsible for managing the company’s executive team and working with the CEO to set the company’s strategic priorities.

Cheryl Gustitus

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Cheryl leads Sustainalytics’ global marketing and communications in addition to working to identify, develop and execute strategic business initiatives worldwide.

Diederik Timmer

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Over the past seven years, Diederik has helped build Sustainalytics into the largest independent provider of ESG research and analysis for the global investment community.

Hans-Ulrich Beck

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Hans-Ulrich oversees Sustainalytics’ product innovation and development, as well as selected strategic internal and client projects.

Jeremy Hammond

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Jeremy is Sustainalytics’ CFO and bears overall responsibility for its global finance function.

Marius Cimpoesu

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Marius leads the company’s ICT unit, bringing technology towards the core of our products.

Nynke Doorenbos

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Nynke drives and manages Sustainalytics’ HR and Legal teams as well as overseeing the office operations.

Simon MacMahon

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Simon bears overall responsibility for Sustainalytics’ research activities.

Glen Saunders

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD (AMSTERDAM)

Glen Saunders has extensive experience an investment banker, company director, consultant and chartered accountant. He was a main board director of Triodos Bank until 2001 and continues to server as a senior adviser to its executive board.

Alan Broadbent

TORONTO

Alan Broadbent is Chairman and Founder of Maytree, and Chairman and CEO of Avana Capital Corporation.

Else F. Bos

AMSTERDAM

Else Bos is the CEO and board member of PGGM, a leading Dutch pension administrator.

Georg Schürmann

FRANKFURT

Georg Schürmann is Managing Director of Triodos Bank Germany, the German branch of Europe’s leading sustainable bank.

Melissa Brown

SINGAPORE

Melissa Brown is currently a partner at Daobridge Capital, a China-focused private equity advisory firm.

Michael Musuraca

NEW YORK

Mike Musuraca is managing director of Blue Wolf Capital Management, a private equity firm specialized in mid-market companies.

ESG & Corporate Governance Research

Dr. Hendrik Garz

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, RESEARCH PRODUCTS

Hendrik heads the global sector- and thematic research teams and oversees Sustainalytics’s business activities in the DACH region.

Claudia Volk

DIRECTOR, RATINGS

Claudia is responsible for ESG Ratings and Controversies, including the ongoing development and improvement of our ratings framework and controversy indicators.

Dayna Linley-Jones

DIRECTOR, RESEARCH PRODUCTS

Dayna is one of the  research directors responsible for overseeing Sustainalytics’ comprehensive ESG research and ratings.

Doug Morrow

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, THEMATIC RESEARCH

Doug manages Sustainalytics’ thematic research products, including ESG spotlights, sector reports and thematic notes.

Esther Hougee de Vet

DIRECTOR, Information Intelligence

Esther is responsible for Sustainalytics’ information intelligence.

Gary Hewitt

DIRECTOR, Operations, Quality & Planning

Gary manages Sustainalytics’ research operations and quality teams, with responsibility for our research planning, operational processes and research delivery.

Irene Sosa

Associate Director, Product Strategy and Development

Irene is responsible for executing research-related innovation projects, developing new research offerings and ensuring methodological consistency across products.

Kevin Ranney

DIRECTOR, PRODUCT STRATEGY & deVELOPMENT

Kevin helps  investors incorporate ESG considerations into their investment policies, strategies and processes.

Loic Dujardin

DIRECTOR, RESEARCH PRODUCTS

Loic is one of the  research directors responsible for overseeing Sustainalytics’ comprehensive ESG research and ratings.

Rachel Birenbaum

DIRECTOR, RESEARCH PRODUCTS

Rachel is responsible for strategic resource management within the company’s research team.

Wilco van Heteren

DIRECTOR, RESEARCH PRODUCTS

Wilco provides guidance and management to a growing team of analysts and directly manages the team of analysts focusing on financials

Product & Project Managers

Jonathan Nelson

Corporate Governance Research & Ratings

Jonathan is responsible for managing Sustainalytics’ Corporate Governance Research & Ratings.

Megan Wallingford

CUSTOM RESEARCH PROJECTS & CORPORATE SERVICES

Megan is is responsible for Sustainalytics’ corporate services and various high-profile custom research projects.

Sheila Oviedo

ESG RATING, CONTROVERSY RESEARCH & THE Global Compact Compliance Service

Sheila manages the Sustainalytics ESG Rating product, Controversy research and the Global Compact Compliance Service.

Terence Berkleef

Product Involvement, Controversial Weapons Radar ANd country risk research & ratings

Terence heads Sustainalytics’ Controversial Weapons and Sustainalytics’ Product Involvement Research teams.

Vikram Puppala

Carbon Solutions, Indexes & Green & Social Bonds

Vikram Puppala manages the Carbon Solutions, Sustainability Bonds and Sustainability Indexes offerings at Sustainalytics.

Sector Managers

Alberto Serna Martin

Senior Analyst, Extractives & Utilities

Alberto has over six years of experience researching and assessing the sustainability performance of energy companies.

Angela Flaemrich

Senior Analyst, Financials & Real Estate

Angela is the industry lead for the financials sector, providing expertise on banks and diversified financial companies.

Dana Sasarean

Senior Analyst, Extractives & Utilities

Dana analyzes and rates the ESG performance of companies in the extractives sector, in particular the mining companies.

Hardik Sanjay Shah, CFA

Manager, Australasia Research

Hardik has built and led multiple analyst teams, working across Asia, Europe and North America to assess ESG risks and opportunities in the infrastructure, utilities and ICT sectors.

Laurence Loubieres

associate director, food

Laurence Loubieres is the lead analyst for the food and beverage sector.

Masato Takebayashi

SENIOR ANALYST, JAPAN RESEARCH (infrastructure & Industrial)

Masato analyzes and rates the ESG performance of Japanese companies, with a focus on those in the industrial and infrastructure sectors.

Matthew Barg

Manager, Technology Media & Telecommunications

Matthew oversees a team of analysts conducting research on the ESG performance of companies in the media and communications sectors.

Michelle McCulloch

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, EXTRACTIVES & UTILITIES

Michelle manages a team of research analysts focused on analyzing the ESG performance of companies in the energy and extractive sectors.

Silvana van Schaik

Manager, Healthcare and Chemicals

Silvana manages a team of analysts conducting research on the ESG performance of companies in the pharmaceuticals, healthcare and chemicals sectors.

Sonja Wallenborn

Manager, Industrials & Infrastructure

Sonja manages the team of analysts focusing on equities in the industrials, infrastructure, transportation and commercial services sectors.

Yumi Fujita

Manager, Japanese Research

Yumi is responsible for building and managing the team of research analysts in Tokyo.

Product Management

Arik Brutian

HEAD OF DIGITAL INNOVATION

Arik is responsible for the development of Sustainalytics’ artificial intelligence and unstructured data analytics powered suite of digital products and services.

Darragh Gallant

Product MANAGER, Global Access

Darragh oversees the development of Global Access, Sustainalytics’ online client portal as well as managing the Boston office.

Martijn van Schaik

Product MANAGER, Data Services

Martijn is leading the development of Sustainalytics’ Data Services and manages the teams responsible for data management, analytics and deliverables.

Functional Managers

Amit de Leeuw

HEAD OF INFRASTRUCTURE & SECURITY

Amit oversees the company’s ICT infrastructure and information security.

Andrei Stoicescu

HEAD OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

Andrei is responsible for managing Sustainalytics’ customer relationship management and SharePoint platforms.

Iulian Ghinia

HEAD OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Iulian leads the software development and software architecture teams, supporting them in building robust, industry-leading software solutions.

Laurentiu Codorean-Onea

HEAD OF DATA MANAGEMENT

Laurentiu leads the Data Management Team and is responsible for implementing quality assurance policies and enhancing the company’s ICT support system.

Liliana Mihart

HEAD OF DATA DELIVERABLES

Liliana oversees data management and deliverable creation for Sustainalytics’ Global Compact Compliance Service.

Institutional Relations

Antonio Celeste

Director, Institutional Relations (FRANCE, ITALY, SPAIN, SWITZERLAND, BENELUX, NORDICS AND MIDDLE EAST)

Antonio is responsible for directing business development and sales in several markets in Europe as well as managing operations in France.

Catalina Secreteanu

Associate Director, Institutional Relations (APAC & Asia)

Catalina is part of Sustainalytics’ Institutional Relations team and works with investors in Asia and the Asia Pacific region.

Eimear Toomey

Associate Director, Institutional Relations (UK & DACH)

Eimear oversees Sustainalytics’ business development for the UK, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Gary Hawton

Senior Director, Institutional Relations (Canada)

Gary oversees Sustainalytics’ business development and client relationships in Canada.

James Hawrylak

Director, Institutional Relations (Japan)

James oversees Sustainalytics’ business development and client relationships in Japan.

Sarah Smith

Director, Institutional Relations (North America)

Sarah leads Sustainalytics’ business development activities for North America, including the U.S. and Canada.

Regional Leadership: Advisory Services

Alexander Rengers

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ADVISORY SERVICES (GLOBAL, CUSTOM RESEARCH PROJECTS & CORPORATE SERVICES)

Alexander ensures that Sustainalytics’ research and analysis is tailored towards actionable solutions for institutional investor, corporate and civil society clients.

Andrea van Dijk

Director, ADVISORY SERVICES (BENELUX, SPAIN, FRANCE & ITALY)

Andrea leads the client advisory team servicing institutional investor clients in the Benelux, Spain, France & Italy.

Azadeh Sabour

DIRECTOR, ADVISORY SERVICES (NORTH AMERICA & APAC)

Azadeh oversees the operational management and strategic planning of the North American and Australian client advisory teams.

Heather Lang

Director, ADVISORY SERVICES (UK, NORDICS & DACH)

Heather is responsible for global client advisory services.

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

Morningstar launched the industry’s first ESG scores for mutual and exchange-traded funds based on Sustainalytics’ ESG research as well as creating a series of sustainability indexes.

Glass Lewis introduced an ESG profile page in their proxy papers that is based on Sustainalytics’ research . The ultimate aim is to fully integrate our research into Viewpoint®, Glass Lewis’ proxy research and vote management platform.

In 2011, STOXX introduced the STOXX Global ESG Leaders indexes. Based on research data provided by Sustainalytics, the new family of indexes set the standard for transparency and comprehensiveness in the ESG indexing space at that time.

RESEARCH AND MEDIA PARTNERSHIPS

Harvard Business Review chose Sustainalytics to provide the research data needed to compile its list of the World’s 100 Best-Performing CEOs

Sustainalytics, Channel NewsAsia and CSR Asia worke together to create the Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking. Based on Sustainaltyics’ research, the exclusive ranking celebrates regional leaders in Asia.

Sustainalytics partnered with Ceres to produce a series of reports assessing US companies’ progress with regards to the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability. Download the reports here: Gaining Ground: Corporate Progress on the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability 

AWARDS

IRRI Award for Best RI Analysis Firm

Sustainalytics was consistently voted as one of the best independent RI research firms and won the award three times since 2012.

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Farsight Award

The Farsight Award identifies the best individual piece of analysis that integrates ESG research into traditional financial analysis. Sustainalytics won the award in 2015 for Banks – Like a Phoenix from the Ashes and in 2012 for The Future of Fish in Asia.

TBLI Award for Best ESG Research House

Sustainalytics was named the best ESG Research House at the TBLI Conference in London in 2010.

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GLOBE Awards for Sustainable Investment & Banking

In 2006, Sustainalytics was recognized for its innovation in helping financial markets integrate environmental factors into investment and banking decisions.

MEMBERSHIPS

Signatory United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment

Global Reporting Initiative

Natural Capital Declaration

International Corporate Governance Network

Belgian Sustainable and Social Investment Forum

Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen (German Sustainable Investment Forum)

Danish Social Investment Forum

Il Forum Per La Finaza Sostenibile (Italian Forum for Sustainable Finance)

Dutch Association for Investors for Sustainable Development

Norwegian Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment

European Sustainable Investment Forum

Spanish Social Investment Forum

Forum pour l’investissement responsable (French Sustainable Investment Forum)

UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association

US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment

Network for Business Sustainability

Canadian Business for Social Responsibility

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Interfaith Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ICCR)

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Ceres

Responsible Investment Association

 Council of Institutional Investors

Boston Area Sustainable Consortium (BASIC)

Responsible Investment Association Australasia