2020 July - The Netherlands
Reporting the impact of one given investment is considered to be complicated. The opinion is often that assumptions are needed and that there are different standards available. On the other perspective, we experienced with impact-integrated investment managers that individual biased observations heavily influence the investment decision.
Therefore developed Impactalytics a technological fundament so we can support our clients with their sustainable impact investment strategies around the world. Because we designed our platform from a scalable technological approach, we believe we are fully qualified to support true impact investors worldwide, with clear and strong insight while the operational costs are maintained.
This blogpost will explain our general principles that we have applied and how our research process is optimized to realize a sustainable impact.
Generic principles applied through the research process for all SDG and ESG metrics:
- To make a positive impact within the world, we moved from product exclusions to inclusion for all products. In such can the investor uses multiple tools, like active voting at shareholder meetings, to realize the impact objectives. An example concerning products that are commonly excluded in current market offerings is palm oil, but by finding the most sustainable companies that deliver these products but spending considerable budgets in research and development in alternative products, the investor can realize a positive sustainble impact.
- Our analyses align with current, and in case required with proprietary, standards, and methodologies such as the United Nations Social Development Goals of the SDI taxonomy, including the indicators defined by Dutch sustainable investors. The flexibility from the platform allows the client to embed proprietary models to be applied.
- All our company research is based on publicly available information and is traceable for any validation and/or re-processing based on new market insights. This tracability allows clients to re-evaluate the historic company reports with new market insights so trends can be recognized at an early stage.
Our research process is following the five steps described here below:
- Framework development based on interviews with specialists and analysts across the industry. The framework evolved based on user feedback and improved technological platform
- Text mining, text analysis, sentiment analysis, and raw ESG/SDG ratio assessments based on the available reports and news items.
- Review by senior sustainable and impact analyst to validate information upfront exposure to our products.
- Re-evaluate the available research with the support of an optimized self-improving technological review process to embed new and relevant topics based on previous reports as applying new perspectives on future reports.
Within the corporate world improves the reporting frequency. Meaning corporate reports are published more frequently. These reports are processed near real-time, enabling the research process to follow and reflect market circumstances as soon as possible in our products. This approach enables our clients to ensure the latest available public market information is included in our analysis.
Our Sustainable Impact analysis is the result of the weighted combination of the ESG and SDG metrics to ensure a clear insight concerning the operations of the corporate. Meaning that ESG metrics provide a measurement of how the corporate uses resources from the earth, treat humans, and governance is implemented to realize the product or service. The metrics concerning the SDG provide a measurement of the social impact on society and the environment from when their clients use the product or service.
Are you interested in a demonstration or do you want to receive more background information on our offering please contact us or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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