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ESG Consulting Services

ESG integration, management, and informed decision-making with bespoke sustainability consulting services and research support at multiple junctures in the value chain across stakeholder groups

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What We Offer

Through our services, we empower capital market participants to stay ahead of the ‘benchmark’. We have expertise in providing ESG profile commentary as part of these services, which includes an assessment of as-is aspects of ESG integration in asset management. We assist in evaluating ESG performance, which involves the assessment of portfolio performance across a variety of parameters and perceptions. In addition, we enable our clients in this segment to ensure stability and resilience during turbulent times by assessing the maturity and preparedness of asset portfolios in terms of compliance with current and upcoming regulatory mandates and norms.

  • Selection criteria: ESG screening, norms-based screening, ESG exclusions
  • Management practices: Evaluation, implementation, communications
  • Thematic indexing: responsible investing, impact investing 

As a part of our ESG services for corporates, we leverage as-is assessment and gap analysis to enable our clients to gain a ‘sustainable' competitive advantage. Across ESG indicators, we assess critical business requirements, sector-specific issues, business sustainability impacts & stakeholder preferences. Additionally, we identify disclosure gaps, processes, and governance structures by conducting performance analysis.

  • Materiality assessment: Identify and evaluate key problems and metrics along with the environment, economy, and social dimensions
  • Performance assessment: Analyze and track performance for predetermined KPIs
  • Maturity analysis: To define performance gaps, evaluate the maturity of sustainability performance
  • Peer benchmarking: Among the peers, analyze and comprehend the practices of managing sustainability
  • Critical analysis: Identify OFIs, make recommendations for improvement, and ensure readiness for efficient reporting and disclosures in compliance with internationally recognized frameworks

We power global ESG data platforms and rating agencies, for whom we are a leading provider of data aggregation and analysis services. We compile, normalize, and analyze ESG data for equities and bonds across 1,000+ indicators as part of our data aggregation services, in addition to comprehensive ESG controversy research. Cleaning, transforming, and analyzing data to draw concrete inferences to facilitate informed decision-making for all stakeholders are all part of our data analysis services.

  • Company-level self-disclosed data: ESG reports and disclosures & website and financial filings
  • Publically available data: NGOs, associations, third-party reports, and websites
  • Controversy research: Social media, news, online publications
  • Research insights: Unveil actionable insights by clubbing public disclosures along with on-the-ground information
  • Peer benchmarking: Comparative study on ESG trends across industry peers with indicators conforming to sectoral & industrial requirements
  • Gap analysis: Improve business efficiency by evaluating the difference between the best possible outcome and the actual outcome

Why SGA

Bespoke ESG Solutions

Bespoke ESG solutions augmented via flexible engagement models aligning with globally reported frameworks and guidelines

16+ Languages

Combination of sustainability research competency and language proficiency across 16 Asian and European languages

15,000+ Issuers

Multi-asset-class expertise and research experience for 15,000+ issuers across different sustainability themes

End-To-End Solutioning

Analytical capabilities enabling end-to-end ESG management and integration

Who We Work With

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Data Management - Corporate ESG Ecosystem

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Data Management: Streamlining the Corporate ESG Ecosystem

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ESG in the Investing Space

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ESG in the Investing Space

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Climate Changes and Worsening Heat Waves

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The Anatomy of an Overheating Earth: Climate Changes and...

Climate change is intensifying rapidly and becoming irreversible. While many of these changes are unprecedented, some of the shifts are now in motion to...

Our rich ESG experience helps organizations be proactive in achieving ESG eminence.