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CSSP - Center for Social and Sustainable Products AG

Service Providers Framework 2019

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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/sectors/geographies or similar. Tick all that apply.

02.2. Indicate how ESG factors are incorporated into your research and/or rating methodology

02.3. Describe how you define materiality and how this is captured in your research and/or rating methodology as well as final product.

          Ratings are provided by MSCI ESG Research: there 36 Key Issues selected annually for each industry and weighted based on MSCI’s materiality mapping framework.

02.4. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]

RDP 03. Stakeholder input (Not Applicable)

RDP 04. Up-to-date assessment and ratings

04.1. Indicate how you ensure that your ESG assessment of companies/ sectors/ geographies or similar is up-to-date and that new information is incorporated or new assessments are conducted at reasonable intervals.

04.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]

Data used is being provided by MSCI ESG Research: ESG Company Ratings are update at least annually (more often depending on specific factors) and ESG Controversies are updated on a daily/weekly basis.

RDP 05. Balanced research and assessment

05.1. Indicate how you typically ensure a balanced approach to your research methodology and assessing/rating of companies/sectors/geographies or similar. Tick all that apply and explain your approach to each option.

Type of indicators

05.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]

not applicable

RDP 06. Consistency and comparability

06.1. Describe the control processes in place to ensure quality of research.

          As mentioned before, we're working very closely with our partner MSCI ESG Research: quaterly partnership meetings ensure that any changes in methodology as well as changes in the research process are fully understood and any potential impact it might have on the output. This ensures that our clients can be briefed too.

06.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]

RDP 07. Emerging ESG issues and trends (Private)

RDP 08. Client use of outputs (Private)

RDP 09.