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ESG – sustainable investment

ESG 2.0

Presenting a revolutionary methodology to identify sustainability risks and opportunities for companies in emerging and front markets in Asia

ESG ratings today show a suspiciously strong correlation to company size and sustainability report volumes. In other words: conventional ESG research methodologies are no longer able to identify outstanding sustainable value”.

‘Conventional’ ESG screening and analysis methodologies are geared to assess large-cap global companies – based on policies, commitments, and voluntarily disclosure. Under such a methodology, a company’s ‘ESG performance’ depends on policies and disclosure. The ‘strict’ and ‘rules-based’ approach means that most ESG and SRI rankings have become a rating of Sustainability Reports and corporate commitments in the form of policies and certifications of management systems – all of which have little meaning and even less impact on the day-to-day operational efficiency.”

The key components of the ESG 2.0 method are:

  • Focus on performance and strategy over policies and management systems
  • Include company size to adjust for reporting differences and/or deficits

 ESG 2.0: (PDF, 30 pages): Download ESG 2.0

 ESG 2.0ESG 2.0: (PDF, 30 pages): Download ESG 2.0

Corporate Sustainability Korea 2013

The latest facts & trends: energy efficiency is increasing, R&D is beefed up. Ethical miss-behaviour on the top-management levels remains an issue, and corporate governance by the meaning of it is non-existent as ever.
Sustainable investment, if applied & based on bottom-line research methodologies, continues to out-perform the market

Corporate Sustainability Korea 2013: (PDF, 20 pages): Download Corporate Sustainability, Governance, & ESG in Korea - State & Trends 2013

The Correlations: Sustainability & Financial Performance

Evidence from the 5th annual ESG review clearly shows the superior financial performance of sustainable companies compared to less sustainable businesses

The Correlations: Sustainability & Financial Performance (PDF, 30 pages): Download Stock Returns & Sustainability: The Correlations

ESG Performance Korea 2010

The results of SolAbility’s 4th ESG assessment shows that the value of sustainable companies outperforms the market, both short- and long term, by significant margins. The performance of a portfolio of leading Korean sustainability companies also outperforms sustainability benchmarks such as the KRX SRI and the DJSI Korea.

ESG Performance Korea 2010 (PDF, 20 pages): Download ESG performance & CSR developments Korea