Sustainalytics, a firm focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) research, has launched new offerings to help investors screen their portfolios for a range of socially responsible risks.
The firm’s new global standards screening product enables investors to assess companies’ compliance with the United Nations’ Global Compact Principles for human rights, labour practices, business ethics and the environment.
The screening tool also underpins a new service, where the firm engages with companies on behalf of investors in an effort to improve their ESG performance and risk management.
The new offerings are the first following Sustainalytics’ acquisition of GES International, which provides engagement, screening and voting services to institutional investors, earlier this year.
“We are delighted to launch our enhanced norms-based screening product, which builds on the long and successful track records of both our organizations,” Remco Slim, manager of product strategy and development at Sustainalytics, said in a statement.
“By focusing on a broad set of internationally recognized global standards, Sustainalytics’ global standards screening product can help investors to ensure their holdings align with global norms,” Slim added.