Increasingly, investors are looking to understand not only how ESG issues affect portfolio performance, but also how their investments can contribute to positive environmental and social impact. This shift correlates to a greater appreciation of factors that accompany the explosive growth of ESG integration caused by societal changes and the expanding international support for initiatives, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Sustainalytics provides a number of solutions to help investors measure, manage and report on the social and environmental impact of their investments.
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ESG Impact Framework
Sustainalytics’ ESG Impact Framework comprises six themes, which are aligned with the SDGs: Climate Action, Healthy Ecosystems, Resource Security, Basic Needs, Human Development and Leadership & Collaboration. This framework shapes our understanding of our impact focused product suite.
Sustainable Products Research identifies companies that are involved in a range of products and services that derive revenue from sustainable goods and services aligned to the SDGs and ESG Impact Framework. This includes products and services, such as renewable energy, affordable housing and green transportation.
Sustainalytics provides a number of solutions to help investors identify, assess and manage climate-related investment risks and opportunities, including carbon intensity, stranded assets and fossil fuel involvement research. Our flagship Carbon Risk Ratings assess the degree to which companies’ enterprise value is at risk, driven by society’s transition to a low-carbon economy.
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Impact of Climate Change and Extreme Weather on Essential Services
Utilities have found themselves in the literal and metaphorical eye of the storm over the last year as hurricanes, floods and wildfires of increasing frequency and strength have wreaked damage on their assets. In late August, Storm Ida made landfall in Louisiana, USA and devastated the power grid lines. Entergy, the utility operating in Louisiana, supplying most of New Orleans, restored 90% of the supply only by mid-September, with 87,000 customers still without power.
The circular way forward could be the key to reducing food waste
Indications that a food crisis is imminent are clear. Fundamental changes in the global food system are required to address these challenges. This decade is a watershed moment for urgent efforts to close the loop, and companies and investors can play a pivotal role. Despite being closely connected to issues such as climate change and basic human rights, food waste has attracted comparatively less attention from companies, investors, and other stakeholders.
Five Commonly Asked Questions About Sustainalytics’ Approach to Impact
We launched our new Impact Metrics product to support investors’ growing need for more robust data that can be used to demonstrate how ESG-focused strategies can deliver real-world social and environmental outcomes. Since the launch, I have connected with many enthusiastic institutional investors eager to make sense of the rapidly evolving world of impact, excited to dive into impact data, and cautiously optimistic about supporting their clients’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) and impact needs.
Is Natural Gas a Cleaner Energy Solution?
While Oil and Gas (O&G) operations are responsible for roughly 15 percent of global energy-related GHG emissions, some energy companies have pledged the role of natural gas (NG) as a transitional fuel. At the same time, NG energy use is increasing globally, and shale-gas extraction is booming at an unprecedented rate. One factor that is often overlooked is the methane emissions across the NG value chain.