Sustainalytics, a leading provider of ESG and corporate governance research, ratings and analysis, launched its Sustainable Products Research, designed to identify companies that derive revenue from sustainable products and services. Investors can use this research for sustainability-themed product creation, portfolio construction and capital allocation strategies, integration of product involvement data into ESG analysis and for client portfolio reporting.
Global initiatives such as the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals are driving investor interest in impact investing and in allocating capital to companies that contribute to a more sustainable economy through their products and services.
With its Sustainable Products Research, Sustainalytics assesses the products and services of more than 10,000 companies, identifying those that derive more than five percent of their revenue from sustainable products and services. Sustainalytics’ research team looks for products that are produced in a sustainable manner as well as products and services that through their use offer significant sustainability benefits. The research themes span 12 broad areas, including: renewable energy, green transportation, water, energy efficiency, green buildings, affordable housing, health, sustainable agriculture, education, pollution prevention and reduction, resource efficiency, and financial inclusion. The 12 themes cover 35 unique product involvement categories.
“Consistent with the growing body of research intersecting sustainability and investment performance, our clients have expressed significant interest in investing in companies whose products and services contribute to a more sustainable global economy,” said Sustainalytics’ Megan Wallingford, Manager for Sustainable Products Research. “Leveraging our Sustainable Products Research, investors now have access to transparent insights on the revenues that companies are deriving from a wide range of products and services.”
The Sustainable Products Research deliverable includes level of involvement, percentage of revenues, product involvement analysis and revenue analysis. Subscribing clients can access the research through Sustainalytics’ Data Services or through its Global Access platform.
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