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Truvalue Labs

Service Provider Reporting Framework 2017

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Research/process level

RDP 02. Sources for research and/or rating

02.1. Indicate the types of sources you use for research and/or ratings of companies. Tick all that apply.

02.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]


RDP 03. Stakeholder input

03.1. Describe how you actively include inputs and information, wherever possible, from relevant stakeholders or interested parties, in the research process or in reaching assessment conclusions.

          TruValue Labs casts a wide net looking for ESG data around the internet.  Our sources are vetted for quality and relevance, not for viewpoint.  That's how we're able to include information from company critics as well as company officials.  Beyond those extremes in bias, we track news providers with a range of ideological bents, and industry organizations plus consumer advocates.  Our system is geared to include inputs from stakeholders and interested parties as a matter of course, with a simple objective assessment of topical relevance as the criteria for inclusion.
        

03.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]


RDP 04. ESG factors in research methodology

04.1. Indicate whether your research/rating methodology incorporates ESG factors.

04.2. If yes, describe how ESG factors are incorporated into your research/rating methodology.

          Events and news items that are processed by our system are initially screened to determine whether they match in accepted ESG categories.  Ratings and research are viewable however a subscriber wants, using those discrete categories--so ratings and underlying data can be viewed by individual ESG factor or a custom selection of ESG factors that matter to the individual subscriber.
        

04.4. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]


RDP 05. Material ESG issues in research and/or rating

05.1. Describe how you ensure that your research and/or ratings capture material ESG issues.

          Materiality is a key factor for investors.   We sort our data by ESG topics, then empower our subscribers to choose the material ESG issues that matter to them when viewing the performance of a company, a sector, a benchmark, or a portfolio.
        

RDP 06. Up-to-date assessment and ratings

06.1. Describe how you ensure your assessment of companies is up-to-date and that new information is incorporated or new assessments are conducted at reasonable intervals.

          Timeliness is a key attribute of our platform.  With our scalable artificial intelligence, we update company scoring in a variety of ESG categories multiple times daily.  Once new items enter the system they are scored and added to our charts and ratings in a matter of seconds.
        

RDP 07. Balanced research and assessment

07.1. Indicate how you ensure a balanced approach to your research methodology and assessing/rating of companies. Tick all that apply and explain your approach to each option.

Type of indicators

Explain your approach

          We track ESG performance momentum.  Our scoring system gives recent events greater influence over score changes, meaning that current happenings send a powerful ESG signal in a company's chart.
        

Explain your approach

          The broad categories we use each contribute to an overall score.  The events have equal weight in overall scores no matter which category they are from.   Subscribers can choose to create custom charts, balancing only the ESG factors they care about.
        

07.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]


RDP 08. Consistency and comparability

08.1. Describe how you ensure that your criteria and methodology are consistent and applied equally to comparable subjects of research.

          Along with timeliness, objectivity is another major advantage of our platform.   TruValue Labs is categorically unlike ratings firms that rely on human analysts and must deal with individual company bias and methodological consistency.   Our artificial intelligence is not perfect, but it is perfectly consistent.   Language processing and sentiment scoring is conducted the same way for Company A as it is for Company B...and for Company Z.
        

RDP 09. Emerging ESG issues and trends (Private)


RDP 10. Client use of outputs (Private)


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