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Sustainalytics builds strategic partnerships with organizations such as research firms or global leading index providers to further extend our research coverage at the local level and help local investors to makes informed long-term investment decisions.
Sustainalytics has established a partnership with STOXX Limited, the market-moving provider of innovative, substantial and global index concepts. In April 2011, STOXX introduced the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index family, an innovative series of ESG (environmental, social, governance) indices which is based on sustainability data provided by Sustainalytics. The new index family will set standards in terms of full transparency and comprehensiveness in the ESG indexing space. The key innovation in the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index family is the fact that all ratings for the E, S, and G categories, as well as the methodology used to construct them, is made public on STOXX’s website, as well as on a newly launched webportal hosted by and integrated in Deutsche Boerse’s website for sustainable investments. Also, to ensure the quality of the index and the integrity of the underlying index methodology, an independent advisory committee has been established to give advice on the general ESG methodology underlying the indices.
Sustainalytics has formed a strategic partnership with Sustinvest, Korea's leading responsible investment research and consulting firm. Together we will provide responsible investors in Korea with global environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis that is informed by local knowledge and expertise. In turn, our international clients will recieve enhanced coverage of Korean-based equities.
In addition to increased research capabilities, Sustainalytics and Sustinvest will be exploring new products and services for the Korean market, including an ESG ranking of Korean companies that will be published in 2012.
Sustainalytics has partnered with Ceres to produce The Road to 2020: Corporate Progress on the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability, an assessment of U.S. businesses’ progress on key sustainability metrics. In 2010 The 21st Century Corporation: The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability challenged companies to make sustainability a part of their corporate DNA. The 2012 report evaluates 600 of the largest publicly traded U.S. companies on their governance, stakeholder engagement, disclosure and performance on leading social and environmental issues.
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Since 2009, Sustainalytics has worked with Maclean’s magazine to produce the 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations list. The companies selected rank at the top of their respective peer groups in Sustainalytics’ Global Platform. These companies have demonstrated strong performance in areas such as environmental initiatives, impact on local communities, treatment of employees and supply chain management. Some are notable for their development of products or services that contribute directly to sustainability.
As Canada's most popular and influential current affairs magazine, Maclean's plays a unique role in leading discussions on issues that matter in the arenas of national and international politics, business, social issues and culture.
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Since 2010, Sustainalytics has worked with Newsweek to produce their Annual Green Rankings. Published annually since 2009, the rankings provide a rigorous, cross-industry framework for comparing the environmental commitment and performance of major companies. The Green Rankings assess companies based on a variety of environmental criteria, including greenhouse-gas emissions, water withdrawal, waste, emissions, and natural-resource use, as well as on corporate policies, programs, and initiatives related to the environment. The rankings also include an assessment of each company’s environmental disclosure and transparency. Our rankings comprise two lists: one that surveys the 500 biggest companies in the United States, and another of the 500 largest companies in the world (including the U.S.).
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In 2012, the Tellus Institute and Sustainalytics published Worker Equity in Food and Agriculture, a research report examining worker welfare in the U.S food and agriculture industries. With support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the report looks at the practices and policies of some of the largest and most influential food companies in the U.S. Sustainalytics and Tellus conducted research on companies across the entire food value chain, from farmers and producers to factories, distributors, retailers and restaurants. The report found harmful practices throughout the food value chain, but it also identified examples of emerging best practices.
For more information about Worker Equity in Food and Agriculture click here.