We are your solution to 100% ESG* risk research coverage
We fundamentally ESG risk research the small companies and the private companies no other provider covers
What is new at sustainAX?
In the raging debate on LinkedIn between impact seekers and ESG risk mitigators, amid the aggressive criticism of ESG risk rating providers and EU Sustainable Finance regulation, and complaints of lacking progress on mitigation of Principal Adverse Impacts like GHG emissions, we see a theme growing out of all this noise; the INEVITABLE ASCENDANCE of ESG risk through increasing practice of “modern” ESG risk integration in investment decisions. Be sure you understand this if you care about maximising expected risk adjusted returns.
We have published a new ESG sector report on Nordic financials including 43 issuers that only sustainAX covers with fundamental ESG risk research. From a materiality perspective we have included banks, saving banks, specialist banks, insurance, collection companies, some holding companies and a pension company. Themes covered:
⭐ ESG risk integration in investment decisions is mandatory
⭐ Material ESG risks for finance – What to focus on?
⭐ Dilemmas and issues in the Nordic financial sector
⭐ Study – GHG emissions scope 3 estimates for banks
⭐ Residual ESG risks for the 43 Nordic financial companies
⭐ SDG misuse – The sustainAX UN SDG communication pertinence score
⭐ The different segments explained
⭐ The sustainAX ESG research coverage list
The debate about ESG, the search for best practice and the search for ESG data are still hot topics and it will be for some time. In many recent meetings with asset managers, we have had many interesting discussions about ESG data. Asset managers need ESG data to be able to align with EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) requirements and they need data vendors. There are two types of ESG data vendors in the market, Corporate ESG Data (reported and estimated data) and ESG Research Data. Very tempting to call them CESGD and ESGRD, but we have enough acronyms by now. And here it is important to stop of for a second and think. What is the difference?
As specialists in ESG risk research and EU Sustainable Finance, sustainAX has trained many portfolio managers in the last years on ESG risk integration. Both equity and fixed income portfolio managers have been trained.
Combining experience from capital markets, asset management, EU sustainable finance and ESG research, sustainAX can offer a training while speaking the language of the participants and understanding their challenges.
More about this here…
Fundamental ESG* risk research by Certified 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 quest?
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 sustainability reporting? Would you like an audit by an independent specialist?
Would you like to see that the companies you are introducing to the markets are transparent and publish relevant ESG* information?
We are here to help you with sustainability risks
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* risk integration processes
We help companies meet the sustainability expectations of the investors, employees and other stakeholders through an ESG risk due diligence of the company 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
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 exceptional 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