Impact Metrics Themes

Understand and report on the social and environmental impacts of investors’ holdings and portfolios

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Sustainalytics’ Impact Metrics is a set of company-level metrics that helps investors use the globally recognized Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Sustainalytics’ Impact Themes to analyze and report on the environmental and social impact of their portfolio investments.

While realizing the SDGs would require exposure to a broad range of asset classes, Sustainalytics’ approach to impact is guided by our Impact Framework, which was specifically developed to assess the social and environmental impact of equity and bond portfolios. This framework includes five social and environmental themes, Human Development, Resource Security, Climate Action, Healthy Ecosystems, Basic Needs, and one governance theme, Leadership and Collaboration. These themes are aligned to the SDGs for investors who would like to also use that framework.

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Spotlight on Sustainalytics’ five Impact Metrics Themes

This thought leadership campaign leverages our Impact Metrics research to extract insights from the social and environmental themes of our Impact Framework. These insights are outlined in five thematic reports.

Over the next several months, Sustainalytics will highlight the importance of a specific material ESG issue in the context of current market conditions, provide rich analysis on each issue and focus on companies that perform well.

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Human Development

The Human Development theme refers to enhancing human capabilities and promoting human progress. It includes measures that support education, improves equality and employment opportunities, and advance healthcare. This first report in this campaign focuses on gender equality.   

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Healthy Ecosystem

Subscribe to receive the forthcoming impact metrics research insights, product updates, events invitations and ESG related though leadership content. And more!

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Resource Security

Resource Security refers to companies’ ability to impact natural resources, such as water, timber, metals, minerals, gases, and all types of manufactured materials, through efficient use and circular economies. Our Resource Security report dives deeper into companies’ water management.

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Basic Needs

Subscribe to receive the forthcoming impact metrics research insights, product updates, events invitations and ESG related though leadership content. And more!

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Climate Action

Leveraging Sustainalytics Research, investors can gain insight to understand the impact of their portfolio companies and how they relate to the Sustainable Development Goals.