Certified ESG Analysts

Nordic Certified ESG Analysts – CESGA – ESG Competence UPDATE

Nordic Certified ESG Analysts – Nordea speeding up, Danske Bank still in Pole Position and Norway still lagging! Lacking ESG competence is an important problem the asset management industry is facing in an environment being harder regulated and where expectations from the asset owners (clients) are increasing fast. The potential cost, through regulatory and reputational […]
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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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ESMA Call for evidence ESG ratings (ESG scores) sustainAX

Regulation – sustainAX answers to ESMAs Call for Evidence on market characteristics for ESG Rating Providers in the EU

Regulation – sustainAX answers to ESMAs Call for Evidence on market characteristics for ESG Rating Providers in the EU As there are not that many ESG score (aka ESG “rating”) providers out here, we think there can be interest for the other stakeholders like the users of ESG scores (asset managers) and companies being ESG […]
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Certified ESG Analysts

Nordic Certified ESG Analysts – Danske Bank in Pole Position and Norway missing the race?

Nordic Certified ESG Analysts – Danske Bank in Pole Position and Norway missing the race? Lacking ESG competence is an important problem the asset management industry is facing in an environment being harder regulated and where expectations from the asset owners (clients) are increasing fast. The potential cost, through regulatory and reputational risk, of not […]
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“ESG Investing” and other issues for asset managers – A lukewarm Christmas Carol?

“ESG Investing” and other issues for asset managers – A lukewarm Christmas Carol? There is a growing number of gentle disputes among different ESG research/data product providers, sustainability consultants, asset managers, and activists. The main reason for the growing arguments is lack of knowledge and common understanding. Many of us are worried about this as […]
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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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