Controversial Product Involvement

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There is a growing demand for portfolios that are better aligned to their beneficiaries’ values and beliefs. A pension fund for nurses may not want exposure to tobacco while a religious foundation might be concerned about the optics of profiting from online betting businesses.

Beyond these value-driven concerns, there is a growing segment of long-term investors that view activities like shale energy production or pesticides as being simply too risky in light of rapidly changing regulations and accompanying lawsuits.

Sustainalytics’ Controversial Product Involvement research enable investors to create investment universes that are aligned to these clients’ mandate and their long-term investment strategy.

Key Benefits

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Access research on all publicly-listed companies with involvement in the most widely used product areas.

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Rely on high quality research curated through systematic and comprehensive data collection methods.

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Understand the nature and level of each company’s involvement.

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Gain access to our dedicated team of product and topic experts.

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Receive up-to-date information on companies’ business activities.

Controversial Product Involvement Report 

Our product involvement reports identify the nature and extent of a company’s involvement in a range of product and business activities. Each activity is accompanied with a concise summary of the way the company is involved in the relevant product or activity.

Controversial Product Involvement Report

Areas of Involvement

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Nuclear Power

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Thermal Coal

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Oil Sands

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Arctic Drilling

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Shale Energy

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Oil and Gas

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Palm Oil

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Pesticides

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Genetically Modified Plants & Seeds

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Tobacco

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Alcoholic Beverages

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Cannabis

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Adult Entertainment

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Pork Products

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Gambling

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Life Ethics*

*Our Life Ethics research includes product involvement screening for abortion, contraceptives and human embryonic stem cell & fetal tissue.

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Riot Control

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Military Contracting

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Small Arms

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Controversial Weapons*

*More comprehensive research available through the Controversial Weapons Radar service.

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Predatory Lending

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Animal Testing

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Whale Meat

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Fur & Specialty Leather

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Defense Research

Create a robust defense policy with our Controversial Weapons Radar and Arms Trade Research.

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Human Rights Radar

Identify and understand companies’ involvement in countries and territories where there is a high risk of human rights violations.  

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Global Standards Screening

Identify companies in breach of the UN Global Compact to support your norms-based screening strategy.

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