We are your solution to 100% ESG* research coverage
We ESG research the small companies and the private companies no other provider covers
What is new at sustainAX?
Engagement is not new to investors and traditionally this has mainly been about two things, Corporate Governance (part of the G in ESG) and Severe Controversies (can be under E, S or G in ESG). Both of these are addressed for companies that an investor already owns where something relative to these aspects has happened… Engagement on these factors should of course continue and risk professionals will. Companies are at large good at communicating corporate governance information and severe controversies are not difficult to identify through press and other news wires like Bloomberg and Reuters. That said, it is time to broaden and deepen the engagement approach along the better understanding of the full ESG factor risk spectrum.
Impact risk in ESG risk – Do you integrate this?
The sustainAX team attended the Building Bridges in Geneva recently with target to improve our ESG research and ESG risk scoring. We figured out it was more valuable for us as Certified ESG Analysts to attend a Finance-Sustainability/Impact conference, despite our focus being risk, as this gave us a better understanding of the status and trends on the risk initiated by the impact companies have on the world around them (a part of double or dual materiality).
Fundamental ESG research by ESG research analysts
Our approach to ESG research is fundamental, that means that we study all relevant publications by a company and combines this with fundamental understanding of ESG challenges of different activities and sectors. This makes us well placed to estimate the ESG risks of a company. We publish a 33 pages ESG research report per company with a conclusion highlighting the most important residual risks, a section suggesting how it should be integrated in investment decisions and a list of all the questions we think should be asked to the company in question.
What we offer
What is your sustainability axe?
Do you need more ESG* research for your portfolio holdings or do you need help with ESG* integration processes?
Corporate Social Responsibility
Would you like to improve your CSR report? Would you like an audit by an independent specialist?
Would you like to see that the companies you are introducing to the markets are sustainable? And that they publish relevant ESG* information?
We are here to help you with sustainability
We help asset managers meet the sustainability expectations of their clients and other stakeholders through access to a large ESG* Research library and advice on ESG* Integration processes
We help companies meet the sustainability expectations of the investors, employees and other stakeholders through analysis of their sustainability communication and advice on improvement
We help investment banks ensure new companies are aligned with investors’ sustainability expectations through analysis of the companies and advice on communication
We have valuable experience in financial markets and asset management combined with a certified and multi-year relevant experience in the sustainability field
Deep and wide experience from financial markets and asset management since 1994, both from the Nordics and in Continental Europe and mainly with major investment banks
Our approach to ESG* research is based on current standards and quality is ensured through CESGA (EFFAS) certification although we recognise the standards are in motion
The combination of the two is leading to deeper understanding of how ESG* factors have impact on companies and also how companies have impact on them – double materiality