Socio-Economic Impact Sample Report

Socio-economic impact reporting is about more than corporate social responsibility. See how your spend affects the local economies where you do business.

Sustainability-Linked Bonds Methodology Backgrounder

Download our Sustainability-Linked Bonds Methodology backgrounder to understand our approach to assess alignment with the Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles (SLBP).

ESG Spotlight | Assault Weapons: assessing exposure to the firearms trade

The Parkland shooting prompted a swift reaction from many influential corporations and investors. A growing list of corporates, including Delta Air Lines, Enterprise, Symantec and First National Bank of Omaha, have cut ties with the National Rifle Association.

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ESG Spotlight | The rise of gender equity: momentum building in key markets

A recent wave of popular movements has drawn unprecedented attention to the longstanding issue of gender equity. In cities around the world, women have marched to demand political and economic equality, while the #MeToo movement has amplified calls for an end to discrimination and harassment.

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ESG Spotlight | Fake news, social media and the value of credible content

Social media networks, which currently have an estimated 2.3 billion users worldwide, are facilitating a surge in the dissemination of fake news.

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ESG Spotlight | CRISPR: Adapting investment strategies to a biotech revolution

Having already attracted more than USD 1bn of venture capital and other sources of funding, CRISPR – a breakthrough technology in gene editing – is revolutionizing biotechnology.

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Poor Digital Rights Performance: Who Pays the Price?

Digital rights provide a framework for evaluating risks associated with the management and use of content and personal data by companies that provide highly valued digital services upon which people increasingly depend.

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ESG Spotlight | Strengthening corporate governance in the Japanese market

In this Spotlight report, we summarize Japan’s corporate governance environment and deploy a composite metric to rank Japanese companies on their adaptability to strengthening corporate governance practices in Japan.

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ESG Spotlight | ESG compatibility: a hidden success factor in M&A transactions

This report explores how environmental, social and governance (ESG) compatibility may contribute to the financial success of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Although M&As can present synergistic opportunities, firms involved in such deals are prone to several risks.

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ESG Risk in Default Funds

Default funds used by DC plan members in the UK are significantly exposed to a variety of ESG risks, including human capital, business ethics, product safety and data privacy and security.

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ESG Spotlight | Money laundering and tax evasion

Policies to counteract money laundering and tax evasion activities have long been mandated by regulation, but a series of recent controversies, including Lux Leaks (2014), Panama Papers (2016) and Russian Laundromat (2017), has put banks’ programmes in these areas under unprecedented scrutiny.

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10 for 2017: Investment Themes in a Changing World

In this year’s contribution to Sustainalytics’ 10 for series we present ten investment themes for investors to consider in 2017.For each theme, we describe the key drivers, identify companies with upside exposure and present a profile of a company that we consider to be particularly well-positioned in the market.

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ESG Spotlight | Game of bonds: reassessing sovereign credit ratings

In this Spotlight report, we build on this interest by developing a new approach for connecting ESG and credit rating agency (CRA) data. The first part of our analysis looks at the correlation between ESG scores and CRA ratings,

Real Estate Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

This report looks at the real estate sector, providing a in-depth analysis of the most material ESG issues it faces. The report leverages our ESG Ratings and Research combined with our Controversies Research to identify best practices, historical trends as well as the leaders and laggards in the sector.

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Insurance Shedding light on new industry challenges

This report looks at the insurance sector, providing a in-depth analysis of the most material ESG issues it faces. . The report leverages our ESG Ratings and Research combined with our Controversies Research to identify best practices, historical trends as well as the leaders and laggards in the sector.

Precious Metals: Sustainability in a Rocky Environment

This report looks at the mining sector, providing a in-depth analysis of the most material ESG issues it faces. The report leverages our ESG Ratings and Research combined with our Controversies Research to identify best practices, historical trends as well as the leaders and laggards in the sector.

Household & Personal Products: Between Perception & Reality

This report looks at the Household & Personal Products sector, providing a in-depth analysis of the most material ESG issues it faces. The report leverages our ESG Ratings and Research combined with our Controversies Research to identify best practices, historical trends as well as the leaders and laggards in the sector.

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Pharmaceuticals: Securing trust, Maintaining Profitability

This report looks at the pharmaceutical sector, providing a in-depth analysis of the most material ESG issues it faces. The report leverages our ESG Ratings and Research combined with our Controversies Research to identify best practices, historical trends as well as the leaders and laggards in the sector.

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Aerospace & Defense Ready for Takeoff?

This report looks at the defense sector, providing a in-depth analysis of the most material ESG issues it faces. The report leverages our ESG Ratings and Research combined with our Controversies Research to identify best practices, historical trends as well as the leaders and laggards in the sector.

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Utilities: The Great Transformation Begins

This report looks at the Utilities sector, providing a in-depth analysis of the most material ESG issues it faces. The report leverages our ESG Ratings and Research combined with our Controversies Research to identify best practices, historical trends as well as the leaders and laggards in the sector.