From bribery and corruption to workplace discrimination and environmental incidents, corporate scandals can have significant financial repercussions ranging from legal penalties to consumer boycotts. In addition, these incidents damage the reputation of both the companies themselves and their shareholders.
Leveraging smart technologies to monitor more than 700,000 news stories daily, Sustainalytics’ Controversies Research identifies companies involved in ESG-related incidents. These incidents are assessed through a framework that considers the severity of incidents, the corporation’s accountability and whether they form part of a pattern of corporate misconduct. Investors use Controversies Research to support investment decisions, including screening and engagement, and to manage reputational risks
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Controversies Research Report
When incidents are found in the news, they are tagged and grouped together before being rated on a scale from 1 to 5. This provides investors with a simple and straightforward way of assessing the severity of a company’s exposure to controversies.
The Controversy Rating is accompanied by a positive, neutral or negative outlook that reflects the analyst’s assessment of the likeliness of a possible ratings change in the next 12 to 24 months.
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