Sustainalytics provides a suite of ESG screening solutions to enable the creation of investment universes that comply with client mandates and regulatory requirements. Our product suite includes a range of solutions covering:
Controversies research and screening tools
Human Rights Radar
Sustainable products research and screening
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Controversial Product Involvement
Controversial Product Involvement screening identifies companies involved in a range of products, services or activities that investors typically look to avoid , including tobacco, animal testing, pesticides, small arms, predatory lending and more. Investors can use this research to align investment universes to client mandates and regulatory requirements.
Sustainalytics’ Defense Research includes our Controversial Weapons Radar as well as our Arms Trade Research. Controversial Weapons Radar provides research on companies’ involvement in weapons, such as cluster munitions and nuclear weapons. Arms Trade Research provides information on public companies selling arms to sanctioned countries or countries where there is a high risk of violence against civilians.
Sustainalytics’ Global Standards Screening assesses companies' impact on stakeholders and the extent to which a company causes, contributes or is linked to violations of international norms and standards (as defined by the UN Global Compact).
Human Rights Radar
Sustainalytics’ Human Rights Radar identifies companies that operate in regions where grave human rights violations take place. Operating in these regions increases the risk that the company may inadvertently become complicit or involved in an incident. It provides investors with information on the nature of the company’s activities and what risks it is subject to.
Leveraging smart technologies, we monitor more than 60,000 media sources on a daily basis to identify ESG-related incidents. These incidents are assessed through a materiality framework that considers the severity thereof, the corporation’s accountability and whether they form part of a pattern of corporate misconduct.
Managed Screening Service
Managed Screening Service is an end-to-end screening service that enables institutional investors to submit and receive screenings of their portfolios or universes at pre-determined frequencies, based on client selected criteria.
Through our user-friendly investor platform, investors can screen portfolios on various ESG criteria derived from our screening research products.
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The Governance of Killer Robots: What Investors Should Know
The ethical implications of lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS), often referred to by their dramatic moniker ‘killer robots’, have long been a topic of interest. Until recently, debates about LAWS were relegated as hypothetical, with the technology assumed to be under development and out of reach. Such assumptions may be due for reevaluation, and while a firm conclusion is yet to be drawn, it is worthwhile presenting them to the ESG investment community.
ESG Investors Consider Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19 in the Construction Industry
The construction industry can have a reputation for workforce insensitivity and is highly vulnerable to economic and social variabilities. The ESG Impacts of COVID-19 drive companies to adapt to significant challenges related to the demand for construction services. This construction sector research snapshot highlights relevant social issues that corporations face due to ripple effects from the pandemic using Sustainalytics’ ESG Risk Ratings and Controversies Research.
Delays, Questions and Confusion: Updates on the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation
In this blog, we look at the delay of the level 2 regulation, some aspects of the Q&A, and the ongoing confusion and divergence around SFDR. We pay special attention to the potential impact of the Principle Adverse Impact indicators, an element of SFDR.
EU Taxonomy Developments and the EU’s Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy
On July 6th, the European Commission published its Strategy for Financing the Transition to a Sustainable Economy, the successor of the EU’s Sustainable Finance Action Plan, which launched in 2018. The strategy focuses on transforming the financial system and financing transition plans, building on the 2018 Action Plan, which centered on developing the EU Taxonomy, putting in place disclosure regimes, and developing tools for the market to develop sustainable investment solutions and prevent greenwashing.
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