Impact – Corporates are undermining the SDGs by pretending in their reporting!

Impact – Corporates are undermining the SDGs by pretending in their reporting! For the ESG research season 2022 we started to systematically assess the quality of the SDG communication of companies. This is outside the pure ESG risk research process and can be considered as an Impact control. We wanted to measure how serious their […]
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Green bond second opinion cannot replace ESG rsearch

How the ESG* analyst should think – A green bond second opinion does not replace ESG research

How the ESG* analyst should think – A green bond second opinion does not replace ESG research We discuss with many investors and are surprised that some of them think they do not need ESG risk and opportunity research for their green bond or social bond holdings. We also get this impression from some asset […]
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Dynamic ESG Materiality

How the ESG* Analyst should think – ESG Materiality is not constant! Some examples from war

ESG* Materiality is not constant! Some examples from war Conducting fundamental ESG risk research and ESG scoring quickly makes you realise that ESG Materiality is core to understand, including its dynamics. It is a challenging subject, representing a problem in too simple ESG research and ESG scoring methodologies. Approaches are differing with regards to the […]
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Sustainability reporting running away from strategy ESG research and scores

ESG* reporting – Is sustainability reporting running away from your sustainability strategy and ESG score?

ESG* reporting – Is sustainability reporting running away from your sustainability strategy and ESG score? With over 120 company ESG research reports and ESG scores made available to our clients, we see trends in sustainability reporting, for the good and the bad. As we are specialists in ESG research of the smaller companies and private […]
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ESG Risk Research - Local communities power

How the ESG* analysts should think – Are weak local communities only quasi-stakeholders unless NGOs enter the stage?

How the ESG* analysts should think – Are weak local communities only a quasi-stakeholder? Unless NGOs enter the stage? Most companies talk warmly about local communities in their CSR reporting. For many it is in reality a tick box exercise and often consist of financing local initiatives; a sort of payment to be allowed to […]
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ESG reporting- How to take CO Scope 3 responsibility

ESG* Reporting – How to split the “responsibility” of CO2 emissions for those financing a company – A suggestion for the banks and asset managers

ESG* Reporting – How to split the “responsibility” of CO2 emissions for those financing a company – A suggestion for the banks and asset managers Most banks state that their biggest impact on the environment is through the financing they do of other companies. But they are not the only source of financing of the […]
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Corporates - Do not FAIL your sustainability reporting

ESG* Reporting – Dear Corporates – Do not FAIL your sustainability reporting

Dear Corporates – Do not FAIL your sustainability reporting I just had to write something about this. We’re in the middle of updating a lot of ESG research reports as companies now have for the most released their 2020 annual reports and sustainability reporting, etc. Common for them all is that we see an increase […]
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