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Datamaran (Delisted)

Service Providers Framework 2020

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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.

          Datamaran harnesses technology to support decision makers with a revolutionary materiality analysis process based on:

Credibility – confidence in results that are data-driven and evidence-based
Reach – analysis of a broader range of data sources and stakeholder voices
Efficiency – time and resource-effective without compromising quality and accuracy
Transparency – an auditable trail of evidence supporting the analysis
Relevance – analysis that can feed into key business processes, including risk management
Datamaran data sources represent the different stakeholder voices; large volumes of data are available for each source, so Datamaran materiality assessment can be based on thousands of data points from corporate reports, mandatory and voluntary regulations, news and social media posts.

While the system does all the analytical legwork, ensuring objective consistency in the methodology, the users are always in control of the key parameters that drive the outcomes – peer groups to benchmark, jurisdictions to analyze, type of regulators to include, news and social media influencers to track – and can apply a different weight of importance to each component.

The Datamaran approach is not intended to replace stakeholder engagement and surveying; it empowers and integrates the process. Engaging stakeholders is a key activity for monitoring the pulse of the closest communities of stakeholders, and Datamaran has dedicated functionalities to survey internal and external stakeholders.

The Datamaran approach is also dynamic. The datasets on which the analysis relies are updated continuously, with new reports, regulations, news articles and social media posts added every day.

02.4. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]

RDP 03. Stakeholder input

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

          We engage with stakeholders through employee feedback and external advisory committees as well as consultants to strengthen our product offering on a continuous basis.

03.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]

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]

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

Explain your approach

          Datamaran tracks narrative and commentary around ESG disclosures. Those include descriptions of the management approach, of processes, of policies

Explain your approach

          Datamaran analyzes corporate filings since 2010 allowing for trend analysis

Explain your approach

          Datamaran tracks environmental, social, governance, innovation, geopolitical, technology topics

05.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]

RDP 06. Consistency and comparability

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

          Data quality checks are included in all steps of data processing using internal exports and scenarios to validate data across different teams of the organisation.

06.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]

RDP 07. Emerging ESG issues and trends (Private)

RDP 08. Client use of outputs (Private)

RDP 09.