The UBS Factor Model includes 81 sustainability factors across 24 MSCI GICS industries. The architectural framework for our database parallels the SASB Materiality Map ™, with customised KPIs for different industries.
In 2017, we incorporated the ESG score in our equity research library platform and developed new tools to flag ESG research and track engagement. These tags are monitored on an on-going basis by the Sustainable and Impact Investing Research team and, where needed, the team provides support to the equity analysts on ESG risks and opportunities for individual company cases or across an entire sector. This feedback loop allows for a comprehensive assessment of companies.