ESG Transparency Poland (Polish Report)

Since 2012, GES together with the Polish Association of Listed Companies, a self-government organization of companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, has been involved in an educational project ESG analysis of companies in Poland aimed at increasing disclosure and transparency of reporting on non-financial indicators.

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Water Management and Stewardship: Benchmarking Corporate Practices

For this edition, Sustainalytics, in cooperation with AP7, repeated the analysis of the same 299 companies on the five universal and three sector-specific indicators focusing on the key aspects of corporate water management.

Investor Guidance on Integrating Children’s Rights into Investment Decision Making

Sustainalytics in collaboration with UNICEF, The United Nations Children’s Fund, has published a new report titled, Investor Guidance on Integrating Children’s Rights into Investment Decision-Making. The guidance offers investors a practical toolkit on how to incorporate children’s rights into investment analysis and engagement activities.

The State of Pay: Executive Remuneration & ESG Metrics

With investors increasingly incorporating ESG considerations into their investment decisions, many are looking into how corporate leadership may be incentivized to pursue an ESG agenda. This report offers insights to global equity investors considering pay-links as a topic for corporate engagement.

10 for 2020: Creating Impact Through Thematic Investing

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are playing an increasingly important role in shaping the sustainability roadmaps of investors, governments and civil society groups. In Sustainalytics’ thematic research report, 10 for 2020: Creating Impact Through Thematic Investing, we present investors with ten ESG investment themes that can positively contribute to advancing the SDGs.

Access to Nutrition Index 2016

Since the launch of the first Index, recognition of the human and economic consequences of poor nutrition has increased. Globally one in three people are now either undernourished, overweight or obese. Over the last 35 years obesity has more than doubled and has now reached epidemic proportions. Over the next 10 years, malnutrition is set to continue to increase.

Blue Investing: Searching for solutions to ocean plastics

Overlaying Sustainalytics’ ESG Risk Ratings onto the FTSE AW Index, we found that 24 percent of the benchmark’s market cap was rated as having high to severe levels of ESG risk.

Corporate Impact Sample Report

Our experts will assess the ESG impact of a company’s activities and products, including corporate social responsibility programs, supply chain spending, and operations.

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.