10 for 2023

10 for 2023: Investing in Emerging Technologies

A fresh approach looking into technological innovation that has the potential to impact global sustainability and the way we live, work, and move.

Asia-Pacific Supplement to The Morningstar Sustainalytics Corporate ESG Survey Report 2022

Asia-Pacific Supplement to the Morningstar Sustainalytics Corporate ESG Survey Report 2022

In this Asia-Pacific supplement to the Morningstar Sustainalytics Corporate ESG Survey Report 2022, we share additional findings showing how CSR and sustainability teams in the APAC region are managing ESG programs and compare their responses to the world.

EMEA Supplement to The Morningstar Sustainalytics Corporate ESG Survey Report 2022

Europe, Middle East, and Africa Supplement to the Morningstar Sustainalytics Corporate ESG Survey Report 2022

In this Europe, Middle East, and Africa supplement to the Morningstar Sustainalytics Corporate ESG Survey Report 2022, we share additional findings showing how CSR and sustainability teams in the EMEA region are managing ESG programs and compare their responses to the world.

Download the Special Americas Supplement to The Morningstar Sustainalytics Corporate ESG Survey Report 2022 – CSR and Sustainability in Transition

Americas Supplement to the Morningstar Sustainalytics Corporate ESG Survey Report 2022

In this Americas supplement to the Morningstar Sustainalytics Corporate ESG Survey Report 2022, we share additional findings showing how CSR and sustainability teams in the Americas are managing ESG programs and compare their responses to the world.

UK Stewardship Code 2020 - Stewardship Report

Morningstar Sustainalytics has maintained its status as a signatory of the UK Stewardship Code 2020 (the Code) per the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). Download the report to review how Sustainalytics' commitment to high stewardship standards meets the service provider principles set under the Financial Reporting Council’s revised Code.

The Impact of Cyberattacks on Stock Prices

The Impact of Cyberattacks on Stock Prices

Data privacy and cybersecurity-related issues have become major drivers of business risk in recent years. Based on Morningstar Sustainalytics’ Data Privacy and Security (DP&S) incident data, this report reviews recent DP&S incident trends and assesses the impact of significant cyberattack Incidents on stock returns over time.

ESG spotlight report Metal mining and resource nationalization

Metal Mining and Resource Nationalization

This Morningstar Sustainalytics report uncovers significant ESG risks facing the mining industry, with an emphasis on resource nationalization.

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An ESG Lens on Blockchain and Public Equities - Thematic Research Report

The investment risks and opportunities associated with blockchain go beyond the volatile cryptocurrency market, with applications ranging from enhanced payment platforms and contract execution to supply chain management and carbon tracking systems.

Water-Related Risks and Challenges

Water-Related Risks and Challenges

This report sheds light on the growing effects of water scarcity on companies and countries. To address these challenges, investors can use water reporting metrics to identify companies and countries with severe water risk. We further relate water metrics to firm and country characteristics and highlight substantial cross-sectional differences.

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ESG Spotlight Report - Investing in racial diversity: North American equities

Access Sustainalytics' second ESG Spotlight Series report on race and ethnic diversity this year. Building on insights from the previous ESG Spotlight, the next series installment focuses on bridging the demographic data gap by compiling corporate disclosures of employee composition. Our research shows that companies with more diverse upper management tended to deliver greater financial returns than those with less diverse upper management over the last five years.

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EC Taxonomy Delegated Act - Morningstar Comment Letter

Response to EC 7th May 2021 Draft Delegated Regulation, Taxonomy From Morningstar Inc. and Sustainalytics, a Morningstar Company Submitted via the European Commission portal for feedback

Race, Ethnicity and Public Equity

ESG Spotlight Report - Race, Ethnicity and Public Equity: A Global Snapshot

Sustainalytics has published a new ESG Spotlight Series report, Race, Ethnicity and Public Equity: A Global Snapshot, which presents an analysis of racial and ethnic issues linked to listed companies’ operations, supply chains and the societal impacts of their business activities. Our research finds that although a growing number of firms are disclosing diversity and anti-discrimination initiatives, management gaps persist and related controversies are on the rise.

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2020 Material Risk Engagement Annual Report

Material Risk Engagement helps investors promote and protect their long-term value by engaging with high-risk companies on their financially material ESG issues. This inaugural Material Risk Engagement annual report covers ten months since its launch in March 2020. Read the report to learn more about:

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10 for 2021: Investing in the Circular Economy

This report aims to support investors interested in gauging environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities in the global food value chain. We survey key subindustries – from agrochemicals, agriculture and aquaculture to packaged food, food retail and restaurants – in search of solutions that may support the principles of the circular economy (CE). These principles include minimizing waste and pollution, extending the use-phase of products and ecosystem regeneration. Some of the key insights found in the report are:

Combining ESG Risk and Economic Moat

In this report, we look at the potential synergies between Sustainalytics’ ESG Risk Ratings and Morningstar’s Economic Moat Rating. As a part of our research, we constructed a back-testable investment strategy and portfolio by segmenting stocks with low ESG risk and a wide moat. While both metrics worked independently, they performed exceptionally well in combination.

Navigating ESG Issues in Australia

The past 15 years, responsible investing in Australia has evolved from a fringe practice to one of the top investment trends with responsible investing assets now on the cusp of AUD 1 trillion.

Understanding ESG Incidents: Key Lessons for Investors

Our Thematic research report, Understanding ESG Incidents: Key Lessons for Investors, provides a complete exploration of Sustainalytics’ incidents collection framework and offers comprehensive insight into company activities that generate undesirable social or environmental effects.

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COVID-19 in Country Risk Ratings

The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the biggest global economic and societal challenges of the last decades.

Smart Beta and ESG

Aberdeen Standard Investments, Sustainalytics and the University of Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and Environment have published “Smart Beta and ESG: Promoting sustainability in smart beta investment strategies”.

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ESG Spotlight | The COVID-19 Incidents Curve: Corporate Events and Impacts

Sustainalytics’ new ESG Spotlight Series report, The COVID-19 Incidents Curve: Corporate Events and Impacts, explores emerging ESG trends related to COVID-19 corporate incidents tracked since January 2020.