Sustainalytics now providing research to NGPF Council on Ethics
The Council on Ethics (Council) of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (Fund) has appointed Sustainalytics to provide ESG research on its global equity and fixed income investments for the coming four years. Following the Council’s competitive public tender process in late 2013, Sustainalytics was chosen as one of the providers of detailed company ESG ratings and analysis, as well as for screening services which will be applied to the Fund’s close to 9,000 holdings.
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Michelle McCulloch, Manager, Research Products
As head of the indicator team, Michelle will evaluate and report on key environmental, social and governance indicators among companies within Sustainalytics’ research universe. Most recently, Michelle was senior manager of TD Environment where she was responsible for environmental risk management. Michelle has worked in sustainability for more than 15 year and is an accredited Environmental Professional.
Arik Brutian, Product Innovation Manager, ICT
Arik is responsible for the development and innovation of Sustainalytics suite of products and services. He is focused on research related to the integration of ESG information gathered through various media sources.
Christoph Matschke, Researcher, Advisory Services
Following the successful completion of his master's degree in finance and investments, Christoph rejoins Sustainalytics as a member of the advisory services team. He will be focused on supporting client services and projects in France, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland.
New office in London & UKSIF networking event
We've put down roots in the UK! Sustainalytics London officially opened its doors on January 31. Located at 18 King William Street, the office sits in the heart of London’s financial district.
To celebrate our new office space and to ring in the New Year, Sustainalytics hosted a networking drinks event with the UKSIF. With over 80 UKSIF members and others from the investment community in attendance, the event was an opportunity to chat with peers and celebrate another great year for sustainable investing.
Sustainalytics' Global Platform honoured by Microsoft
The Sustainalytics Global Platform, foundation of our ESG research and analysis, was recognized by Microsoft as a top application worldwide. The platform was also featured in a Microsoft case study highlighting the successful transition of the database to a more efficient cloud platform. This recognition highlights our continued commitment to providing powerful solutions to clients. Not only has this transition boosted productivity on our ICT team, but more importantly, it has helped us improve our level of service to clients.
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Latin American sustainability ranking coming in March!
Colombian public affairs magazine Semana will publish the first-ever regional ranking of the most sustainable companies in Colombia. On newsstands March 23, the entire issue will focus on sustainable investment and corporate social responsibility. Created in partnership with Sustainalytics, this project leverages our expertise in generating high-profile assessments of corporate ESG performance. The launch of this ranking follows a growing responsible investment and corporate social responsibility movement in the Latin America.