ISS ESG / IMPACT & UN SDGS

SUSTAINABILITY SOLUTIONS ASSESSMENT

Measure the impact and the contribution towards the UN SDGs in publicly traded funds and portfolios.

BROWSE ISS ESG THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Be able to assess the positive or negative impact a company‘s product and service portfolio has towards achieving the UN SDGs.

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SOCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL OBJECTIVES ALIGNED WITH UN SDGS

Attaining the UN SDGs, endorsed in September 2015, will depend to a great extent on the contribution companies are making, their respective transformation and on investors being able to direct capital towards effective impact-investment strategies.

Business models oriented towards the sustainability objectives afford opportunities for investors, while also help to mitigate risks.

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OBJECTIVES

of Sustainable Development

Social objectives

  1. Alleviating poverty
  2. Combating hunger and malnutrition
  3. Ensuring health
  4. Delivering education
  5. Attaining gender equality
  6. Providing basic services
  7. Safeguarding peace

Environmental objectives

  1. Achieving sustainable agriculture & forestry
  2. Conserving water
  3. Contributing to sustainable energy use
  4. Promoting sustainable buildings
  5. Optimizing material use
  6. Mitigating climate change
  7. Preserving marine ecosystems
  8. Preserving terrestrial ecosystems

THE SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS ASSESSMENT

Supports investors in aligning their investment decisions with the UN SDGs.

Assessment of the net impact of each product group per objective along a 5 point scale

Identify companies, whose overall products and services portfolio make a positive or negative contribution towards attaining the UN SDGs

Identify companies that provide solutions to specific sustainability challenges

Access to individual data points, including respective net sales on a percentage basis

Classification of a company‘s product & services categories with respect to 15 sustainability objectives

Consider the impact and UN SDG alignment of your ESG strategies and build upon ISS’s specific research solutions.

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