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Incorporate dynamically changing ESG factors in decision-making through our ESG Data Services

SG Analytics (SGA), an industry leader in ESG data and research services, serves the world's largest rating agencies, data platforms and capital market players. We are highly skilled in managing data across a wide range of ESG frameworks, standards and themes. Our tailored ESG data solutions include ESG aggregation, cleaning and validation across 1,500+ ESG indicators from various sources, assisting in developing insightful information that facilitates well-informed decision-making. We help our clients incorporate ESG data and research solutions into their product portfolios and investment decisions by drawing on our knowledge of the carbon market, impact assessment and ESG controversy research. We use technology effectively to track, identify, extract and generate insights from ESG data and research. 

We serve as the driving force behind our client operations, covering over 15,000 corporates in several industries and 16+ languages, with our specialised ESG data and research services. 

What We Offer

To meet the reporting requirements of EU SFDR norms, SGA has established an internal SFDR data solution team to deliver ESG data and research services. For financial market players to ingest the necessary data for SFDR reporting and regulatory requirements, we source and gather the principal adverse impacts (PAI) data. Our services involve researching and collecting data metrics per SFDR guidelines on mandatory and additional Principal Adverse Impacts (PAIs).  

  • Our data coverage for SFDR-based research is extensive, with 200 important metrics for all 14 required and 33 additional PAIs. These metrics are reported using real data that has been provided, reported and confirmed by the company being evaluated. As a result, the PAI Statement will be accurate, and there will be flexibility to prepare for any future regulatory obligations. 
  • By dividing PAIs into smaller KPIs, we give financial market players, rating services and other end users a deeper understanding. We apply PAIs to GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) sectors and map those results. 
  • For each PAI and sub-KPI, we, one of the best ESG data providers, design and deliver a definition, methodology and data scope, while preserving the dataset's integrity. 
  • Our structured team employs automation for document sourcing, a combination of automated and analyst inputs for data aggregation, and technology solutions for data quality checks.  
  • SGA, the ESG data provider, has immense expertise thanks to our coverage of more than 4000 businesses worldwide and adding on. 

SGA's carbon services include carbon project benchmarking, validation and verification. Carbon adaptation and mitigation projects are evaluated using VCS, Gold Standard, and American Carbon Registry carbon registry. We hold expertise in developing procedures, guidelines, and templates for extracting valuable carbon-accounting procedures to verify project emission and carbon credits generated across carbon project’s life cycle. We, an ESG data and solutions provider, offer a technical analysis of numerous carbon mitigation projects gathered for diverse sectors. We offer risk analysis services and an upscale approach that presents it in a standard format. 

  • By standardising the terminology and output, we offer convenient access and benchmarking of carbon mitigation projects. 
  • We rely on publicly accessible data from both regional and global carbon registries. 
  • We provide assistance with interpretability for various carbon registry projects. We help the customer by doing several data validation tests to ensure the integrity of the reported credits for the project. 
  • Our carbon reach includes initiatives from carbon sequestration technology projects to nature-based solutions, etc. 

For corporates and financial industry players, SGA makes the EU taxonomy straightforward. Using the criterias outlined by the Taxonomy Regulation, we evaluate the company’s economic operations. According to the Taxonomy Regulation, the corporate must publish this information as part of the disclosures it is obligated to make under the NFRD. It determines the proportion of company's financial parameter attributable to assets or services associated with the qualifying activities. 

For players in the financial sector, we identify investments, assess Do No Significant Harm (DNSH) and Minimum Social Safeguards requirements, compare sustainability initiatives with Taxonomy thresholds and calculate final alignment figures. Our ESG data service offerings for EU Taxonomy include all steps for corporates followed by determining the weight of each investee company in the portfolio and multiplying it by the weighted percentage of each investee company's turnover, capital expenditures, or operating expenditures per the Taxonomy Regulation to determine the weighting of each investee company in the portfolio. This helps to reach the point where the financial product's portfolio aligns with the Taxonomy Regulation.

  • We assess the activities done by the company, issuer or covered by the financial product that may be eligible (e.g., projects, use of funds). 
  • We evaluate the major contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation for it, such as power generation <100g>
  • We validate that the issuer is adhering to the minimum social safeguards outlined in the Taxonomy Regulation and that the DNSH requirements are being satisfied by the issuer. 
  • We determine how investments align with the Taxonomy and create transparency at the investment products level. 

Using numerous screening criteria, SG Analytics- one of the best ESG data providers, helps customers choose a company or fund for investment. Our range of screening includes sectors, positive and exclusionary parameters, and any other unique ESG factors. Our screening procedure discovers businesses and portfolios where sustainability is deeply integrated while being watchful for greenwashing.  

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

  • Our ESG positive screening service presents selection based on customized criterias including ESG performance, alignment with regulatory mandates, alignment with global guidelines, revenue from green products, etc.  

  • Lethal weapons, conflict minerals, child labour and human rights violations, coal-based operations, alcohol and tobacco, gambling, etc., are a few examples of the screening criteria available through ESG exclusions.   

  • Our thorough ESG screening helps participants in the capital market participants reduce portfolio risk and align funds with their ESG objectives. 


SGA's controversy solutions evaluate the media and stakeholders of ESG controversies with respect to 35+ ESG themes and 10 UNGC principles. To quantify the influence of the controversies, we, as an ESG data solutions provider, offer detailed summaries of our controversy impact analysis, acquire real-time data using an automated news-crawling system, and develop customized scoring framework.

Our services include creating daily, weekly or monthly newsletters, event-based reports on controversies, the theme-based company- and/or industry-specific reports, and comprehensive reputational risk reports based on ongoing monitoring of controversies, amongst other things. Additionally, we carry out custom research projects for customers, such as controversy occurrence and impact on the company's share price. 

  • We have a wide coverage of public and private enterprises covering E, S and G controversies and tracking supply chain controversies as one of the top global ESG data and research service providers. 
  • We cover a wide range of topics, such as headlines, news content, publishing details, fines or penalties and concerned parties, with the help of our extensive local, international and third-party sources, which include trade unions and NGOs. Our coverage widens to include analysis of the severity of the controversy and risk-mitigating corporate action.  
  • Our multilingual group enables us to expand our news collecting and reporting capabilities.  
  • Our systematic approach guarantees effectiveness and prompt delivery to support proactive decision-making.  


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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