Compliance & Screening Solutions

Align to client mandates with our ESG screening solutions

Compliance screening solutions

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 

  • Norms-based screening 

  • Defense research  

  • Sustainable products research and screening

Sustainalytics’ Compliance & Screening Solutions 

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. 

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Defense Research

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.

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Norms-based Screening

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).

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Controversies Research

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.

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Global Access

Through our user-friendly investor platform, investors can screen portfolios on various ESG criteria derived from our screening research products.

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Sustainable Products Research

Part of our Impact Solutions, Sustainable Products Research can be used as a positive screen to identify companies that derive revenue from sustainable goods and services.

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Why Sustainalytics?

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A Single Market Standard

Consistent approach to ESG assessments across the investment spectrum.

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Award-Winning Research and Data

Firm recognized as Best ESG Research and Data Provider by Environmental Finance and Investment Week.

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End-to-End ESG Solutions

ESG products and services that serve the entire investment value chain.

Expertise

25+ Years ESG Expertise

350+ ESG research analysts across our global offices.

Largest second party opinion provider

Largest Second-Party Opinion Provider

As recognized by Environmental Finance and the Climate Bonds Initiative.

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