Our data coverage

The range of companies we cover is led by the needs of our clients and not tied to specific indices. We currently hold information on over 2000 companies, with the number and location of those we look at evolving through our client relationships, changing continually according to their requirements.

Our research covers a wide range of UK large, mid and small-cap companies, together with companies from Europe, the Americas, and Asia-Pacific.

The themes we research include:

Ethical

Traditional negative
screening criteria

  • Human rights abuses
  • Modern slavery and conflict minerals
  • Environmental impacts
  • Fossil fuels
  • Animal welfare
  • Armaments and controversial weapons
  • Alcohol, gambling, pornography, tobacco...

ESG

Environmental, social and
governance criteria

  • Environmental management
  • Environmentally beneficial products and services
  • Human rights policies and practices
  • Supply chain and labour standards
  • Taxation, remuneration and board composition
  • Gender and diversity

Sustainability

Solutions providers to
sustainability challenges

  • Renewable energy
  • Sustainable transport
  • Waste reduction and management
  • Education
  • Healthcare and wellbeing
  • Clean water and sanitation
  • Diversity and gender equality
Sustainable Development Goals

Our research processes identify positive investment opportunities based on our own Positive Investment Themes and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

1 No Poverty
2 Zero Hunger
 
3 Good Health and Well-being
4 Quality Education
 
5 Gender Equality
6 Clean Water and Sanitation
 
7 Affordable and Clean Energy
8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
 
9 Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
 
10 Reduced Inequalities
 
11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
12 Responsible Consumption and Production
 
13 Climate Action
14 Life Below Water
 
15 Life On Land
16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
 
17 Partnership For The Goals
Sustainable Development Goals

 

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a framework to guide member states towards a more sustainable future. The Goals cover critical sustainability issues for our planet, from the elimination of poverty and hunger, to the attainment of gender equality.

Sustainable investing

The UN Commission on Trade and Development estimated that meeting the Goals will require USD 5-7 trillion of investment each year between 2015 and 2030. Alongside government action, the Commission has highlighted the vital role that the private sector must play in support of their attainment.

Our SDG research and analysis enables investors to participate in this process. We focus on how companies contribute to the targets which underpin the Goals, through their products and services, through financing, and in the way they conduct their operations.

The SDGs were developed primarily as goals for governments rather than companies. While many businesses are embracing them, some of the positive, sustainable activities they undertake fall outside the targets associated with the Goals. We aim to capture these under our own Positive Themes categories.

Information
sourcing

We gather information from a range of sources to build comprehensive profiles of companies and their activities. Our team of researchers and analysts use their wealth of knowledge and experience to identify problematic activities; assessing the nature and significance of a company’s involvement; and determining whether it is of material concern to our clients. Where publicly available information is limited, we contact companies directly to obtain the data required.

Sourcing information

Our research generates comprehensive
360o company analysis

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