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Since 1998 we have been helping responsible investors align their investment strategies and principles by providing clarity and direction through client-focused research and analysis.

We identify both positive and negative impacts across a broad range of social, environmental and governance concerns; gathering information from a variety of sources to build an accurate profile of a company and offer a range of options for clients to access our data.

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Our research looks for providers of solutions to the world's biggest sustainability challenges, such as renewable energy and clean tech; education; healthcare; clean water and sanitation; gender equality; and food and plastic waste.

We are independent of influence from organisations and agendas with particular social, environmental or political goals. We are not a campaigning organisation, and we do not endorse or promote a particular opinion on any ethical issue. The range of issues we look at is determined by the requirements of our clients and an objective assessment of the facts.

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