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ESG Data Services

SGA's ESG data solutions facilitate customized data aggregation to make investments more sustainable, minimize potential risks, and strengthen the bottom line.

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ESG data collection, aggregation, and insights solutions to integrate dynamically changing ESG components in the decision-making process

SG Analytics (SGA), a market leader in ESG data and research services, offers its solutions to the world’s largest rating agencies, data platforms, and investment market participants. We have strong expertise in managing data across diverse ESG frameworks, standards, and themes. Our customized ESG data solutions aim to provide ESG aggregation, cleansing, and validation across 1,500+ ESG parameters from a wide range of sources that assist in delivering meaningful insights to enable an informed decision-making process. With our experience-backed expertise in the carbon market, impact assessment, and ESG controversy research, we assist our clients in integrating ESG into their business offerings and investment decisions. We leverage technology to provide efficiency in ESG data tracking, identification, extraction, and insight generation.  

With our bespoke sustainability data services, we have been the ‘engine behind the engine’ for our clients, empowering over 15,000 companies across multiple sectors in 16+ languages.

What We Offer

The in-house SFDR ESG reporting and data solution team at SGA provides ESG data and research based on the reporting requirements of the EU SFDR regulations. We source and accumulate the principal adverse impacts (PAI) data for financial market participants to ingest the data required for SFDR ESG regulation and reporting requirements. The offerings incorporate research and collection of data metrics as per the SFDR constraints on mandatory and additional PAIs.  

  • Our data coverage for SFDR-based research is comprehensive, with 200 key metrics for all 14 mandatory and 33 additional PAIs, which are reported by employing real data that is submitted, reported, and validated by the enterprise being assessed. This provides the accuracy of the PAI Statement and the flexibility to be prepared for any upcoming regulatory requirements.  
  • Our process involves breaking down PAIs into sub-KPIs (key performance indicator), providing stronger value-driven insights to the financial market participants, rating agencies, and other end users. We apply and map PAIs as per the global industry classification standard (GICS) sectors.
  • We design and develop the definition, methodology, and scope of data for each PAI and sub-KPI while retaining the integrity of the dataset.  
  • Our structured team uses automation for record sourcing, a mix of automated and analyst inputs for data aggregation, and technological solutions to perform data quality checks.   
  • SGA is experienced through the coverage of over 4,000 companies across the globe, with the number growing further.

SGA’s ESG carbon offerings involve the process of benchmarking, validation, and verification of carbon projects. Various carbon registries like VCS, Gold Standard, and American Carbon Registry are used to evaluate carbon adaptation and mitigation projects. SGA’s expertise lies in designing procedures, guidelines, and templates to extract valuable carbon-accounting procedures to substantiate project emissions and ESG carbon credits generated across a carbon project’s lifecycle. We offer a technical interpretation of various carbon mitigation projects collated for diverse sectors. Our services also involve risk analysis along with an upscale approach, thus making it visible in a standardized format.  

  • We facilitate benchmarking of carbon mitigation projects and easy access by standardizing the terminology and output. 
  • We employ publicly available sources spread across regional and international carbon registries.
  • We offer facilitation of interpretability across different carbon registry projects as well as assist the clients with different validation checks for data accuracy across a project’s reported credits. 
  • Our carbon reach encloses projects ranging from carbon sequestration technology to nature-based solutions.

SGA streamlines the ESG EU taxonomy for corporates and capital market participants. With our ESG data and solution expertise, we assist corporates in assessing their economic activities by employing the criteria established by the Taxonomy Regulation. This helps to determine the proportion of a corporation's financial parameters linked to the assets or services associated with the qualified activities. This is the report that is to be disclosed by the corporation under the Taxonomy Regulation as a part of the disclosures they are mandated to make under the Non-Financial Reporting Directive ( NFRD). 

For financial market participants, SGA assists in identifying investments, comparing sustainability performance with Taxonomy thresholds, undertaking analysis on Do No Significant Harm (DNSH) and the Minimum Social Safeguards requirements, and calculating the final alignment figures.

Our offerings to the client incorporate all the steps for corporates followed by determining the weighting of each investee company in the portfolio and multiplying the weighting of each investee company by the proportion of its turnover, capital expenditure, or operating expenditure, which aligns with the EU ESG Taxonomy Regulation. This assists in reaching the point where the portfolio of the financial development is aligned with the Taxonomy Regulation. 

  • We determine the activities executed by the company, issuer, or covered by the financial products (e.g., projects and use of proceeds) that can be qualified.  

  • We evaluate the significant contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation, for instance, electricity generation <100g>

  • We assess and verify whether the issuer is meeting the DNSH criteria. We also verify that there is no violation of the minimum social safeguards stipulated in the Taxonomy Regulation.

  • We estimate the alignment of investments with Taxonomy along with preparing the disclosure at the investment product level. 

SGA aids clients in the selection of a corporation or fund for investment through multiple ESG screening criteria. Our screening gamut extends across sectors, positive and exclusionary parameters, and other unique ESG factors. Our positive ESG screening process helps to identify companies and portfolios where sustainability is truly embedded while being cautious of greenwashing.  

  • We conduct norm-based screenings on the basis of UNGC Principles, ILO Conventions, UNPRI, etc.   

  • Our ESG positive screening solutions are aimed to provide selection based on customized parameters like ESG performance, alignment with the regulatory mandates, alignment with global policies, and revenue from green products.  

  • ESG exclusions provide screening based on diverse factors, such as lethal weapons, conflict minerals, child labor and human rights violations, coal-based operations, alcohol and tobacco, and gambling.   

  • Our comprehensive ESG screening tools help capital market players to mitigate portfolio risk and align funds with their ESG goals. 

 

SGA’s controversy solutions analyze media and stakeholders of ESG controversies across 35+ ESG themes and 10 UNGC principles. We provide detailed summaries of our ESG controversy score and impact analysis, gather real-time reports through an automated news-crawling system, and create customized scoring frameworks to gauge the impact of the controversies. Our offerings incorporate preparing daily/weekly/monthly newsletters, designing event-based reports on controversies, publishing theme-based company-specific and/or industry-specific reports, and devising comprehensive reputational risk reports based on continuous controversy monitoring. We also manage bespoke research assignments for clients, e.g., controversy occurrence and impact on the company's share price. 

  • As one of the leading global ESG data solution companies, we, at SGA, have wide coverage of public and private companies covering E, S, and G controversies and tracking supply chain controversies. 
  • Our comprehensive local, global, and third-party sources, including trade unions and NGOs, encircle multiple attributes like headlines, news content, publication details, fines or penalties, and involved entities. Our coverage expands to offer insights on a controversy’s intensity along with risk-mitigating corporate action.  
  • Our multilinguistic team at SGA helps in broadening our news collection and reporting services.  
  • With our step-by-step process, we facilitate efficient and timely delivery to ensure proactiveness in the decision-making process.  

Why SGA

Bespoke ESG Solutions

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

15,000+ Issuers

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

16+ Languages

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

End-To-End Solutioning

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

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