Our sustainability research analysts conduct original ESG research for use in our investment process. The Sustainability Research team’s research process is augmented with ESG data from multiple sources including:
•Independent Third-Party Research: In-depth research, ratings and analysis of companies’ environmental, social and governance-related business practices. Examples of data providers include MSCI, Sustainalytics and Glass Lewis.
•Sell-Side Research: Research and analysis of company exposure to ESG-related opportunities, and management of ESG-related risks.
•Company Sustainability Reports: ESG data direct from a company
•News: ESG-related news coverage. (FactSet, Bloomberg, etc.)
•Sustainability Research & Advocacy Organizations: Research on new or emerging ESG topics from subject experts, which we use to assess company exposure to emerging ESG risks, and positioning on ESG-related opportunities. Examples include CDP and Investor Environmental Health Network.
•Government databases/websites: Industry-specific regulatory compliance databases/press releases. Examples include the FDA, EPA, SEC, and OSHA.