Extensive Sustainability Analysis, Sustainability Statement & Disclosure
Disclosure: The transparent assessment of sustainability criteria for investors (ESG – Environmental – Social – Governance) is gaining in importance. The EU taxonomy and the constant tightening of reporting requirements, as well as the influence of the assessment for access to capital or more favorable terms play a major role. In particular, the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) will draw even more attention to rating and disclosure.
It is not only capital market-oriented companies that are obliged to provide detailed and standard-compliant information. Providers of stock indices perform their own ratings, which then have to be verified or confirmed by the company. The performance in these ratings usually has a considerable influence on access to share indices or the share price valuation. A so-called ‘sustainability statement’ in the disclosure process can provide support. Unlike individual energy balances or SAP calculations, a Sustainability Statement is a comprehensive document that covers all aspects of environmental impact.
At DFGE, we help you to respond to these different and, above all, constantly new requirements in a uniform and correct manner in order to actively counter capital market risks.
The S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) is for companies looking to establish a sustainability baseline and gain independent insight into their sustainability performance relative to peer companies. Each year over 10,000 companies around the world are assessed. The CSA focuses on criteria that are both industry-specific and financially material and have been doing so since 1999. Companies eligible for selected S&P Dow Jones indices are invited to participate in the CSA free of charge. Other companies can commission the assessment as a service.
With the launch of S&P Global’s new ESG and sustainability organization, the company is also debuting the S&P Global Sustainable1 Knowledge Hub. This new site is a comprehensive public resource for the markets that brings together insights and thought leadership from all four S&P Global divisions, including the centralized Sustainable1 group, to provide data and well-informed points of view on critical topics like energy transition, climate resilience, positive impact and sustainable finance.
The MSCI Indices are a measurement of stock market performance in a particular area. Like other indices, such as the S&P 500, it tracks the performance of the stocks included in the index. MSCI has indices for a variety of geographic sub-areas, as well as global indexes for stock categories such as small-cap, large-cap, and mid-cap. The indices are used as the base for exchange-traded funds. The ETF duplicates the Index’s stock holdings. That allows investors to profit from gains in the Index.
Trucost, as part of S&P Global, assesses risks relating to climate change, natural resource constraints, and broader environmental, social, and governance factors. Trucost has been founded in 2000 and has its head office in London. The company makes estimates about the hidden costs of unsustainable use of natural resources by companies. For the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Trucost estimated the cost of environmental damage by the 3000 largest public listed companies.
Sedex is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to improve ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains. Sedex stands for Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, which is an online system that allows suppliers to maintain data on ethical & responsible practices and allows them to share this information with their customers. It is an online database which allows companies to store and view data on ethical and responsible business practices.
Sustainalytics is a global leader in ESG and Corporate Governance research and ratings. Over the last 25 years, they have brought together leading ESG research and client servicing professionals to retain that personal touch. Today, Sustainalytics supports hundreds of the world’s foremost investors who incorporate ESG and corporate governance insights into their investment processes.
ISS ESG solutions enable investors to develop and integrate responsible investing policies and practices, engage on responsible investment issues, and monitor portfolio company practices through screening solutions. It also provides climate data, analytics, and advisory services to help financial market participants understand, measure, and act on climate-related risks across all asset classes. In addition, ESG solutions cover corporate and country ESG research and ratings enabling its clients to identify material social and environmental risks and opportunities.
Achilles collects and validates supplier data and mitigates risks globally. This data-driven insight builds more secure, sustainable, better performing supply chains. Global data validators provide Achilles with volumes of high quality data to help you mitigate risk, improve working conditions and increase sustainability. As a result, suppliers are better placed to win new business and buyers are able to procure with complete assurance.
We will not block your internal resources and overrun you with consultants. We want to guide you through the processes of DJSI, MCSI, etc. quickly and reliably, reducing your workload.
Our Enterprise Package is a turnkey solution that ensures completion of the assessment based on appropriate and validated content. We assist you in analyzing the gaps, prioritizing the data collection, assigning responsibilities and entering the responses into the appropriate system. Based on our expertise in a wide range of sustainability areas, we ensure the best possible contribution of your participation.
- Kick-Off workshop – Briefing, data review, clear milestones and deliverables
- Data collection by DFGE – Leveraging existing data, filling the gaps
- Response suggestions by DFGE
- Workshops & trainings
- Tailor-made consulting services
- Dedicated response check
- Validation of your responses
We consult you on an individual basis, provide internal trainings but also workshops for your team, and take on subtasks during the participation.
- We know the methodology and evaluation of the different ratings and organizations
- Dynamic and holistic customer care – your participation in one of these ratings is just one part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Our Sustainability Intelligence solutions create transparency and synergy effects, no matter in which reporting initiative you participate
- Many years of experience in relevant areas of sustainability
- We do not see ourselves as consultants which accompany you for months on site and conduct long lasting projects, but in contrast as trainers or service providers – in order to minimize resources you have to invest for a successful reporting participation
- Save time and effort and make use of our expertise
- Also, we are not an advertising company which makes your charts look more beautiful. Originally, we come from science, and that still influences the way we work today