Our ESG experts bring extensive expertise across a full range of ESG issues, having worked with leading asset owners and asset managers to design tailored solutions to integrate sustainable and responsible investing into their approach and inform investment decisions.
Our ESG experts provide on-going monitoring and research on company practices, assessing information through numerous sources and following through with expert analysis and consultation.
Analysts gather information through the media and other public sources, conduct interviews with stakeholders, and collect information on company policies and practices. Extensive company and stakeholder dialogue, coupled with strict verification, ensures objectivity and exhaustiveness of the research.
NORM-BASED RESEARCH & SCREENING
Provides in-depth assessments of companies’ adherence to international norms on Human Rights, Labor Standards, Environmental Protection, and Anti-Corruption.
Norm-Based Research Company Reports provide an overall assessment and signals, categorized by degree of verification, severity of impact, and company responsiveness. Commentaries ensure the most critical risks are in focus. VIEW A SAMPLE REPORT ›
CONTROVERSIAL WEAPONS RESEARCH & SCREENING
Provides detailed assessments of companies’ involvement in banned or controversial weapons, including: cluster munitions, anti-personnel mines, depleted uranium, nuclear weapons, and biological and chemical weapons.
SECTOR-BASED & ETHICAL SCREENING
Assesses companies’ involvement in sectors or products such as alcohol, tobacco, gambling, pornography, weapons, animal welfare, correctional facilities, factory farming & pork, predatory lending, GMOs, pesticides, cannabis and more.
ENERGY & EXTRACTIVES SCREENING
Assesses companies’ exposure to oil, gas, coal, oil sands, arctic drilling, and hydraulic fracturing, as well as power generation from sources such as oil, coal, gas, hydro, solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and nuclear, and provides carbon reserves data.
GLOBAL SANCTIONS SCREENING
Assesses companies with ties to countries of concern and/or countries under UN, EU or US sanctions.
Allows for large scale monitoring of funds on the basis of their underlying holdings and screening of multi-level fund holdings, which is fully extendable to underlying fund-in-fund structures.
Data and analytics are delivered via ISS DataDesk, as well as through data feeds and reports that provide contextualized information to help investors understand and address ESG risks.
Our screening and research solutions are an integral resource for institutional shareholders to screen, monitor, and analyze responsible investment performance when considering whether to undertake more active engagement and communication.
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