SG and ESG: Research, Structuring, Indices and Issuance

Holistic, quantitative and qualitative E, S and G analysis

Hamlin Lovell
Originally published in the June | July 2019 issue

Open architecture ESG research 

“SG’s sustainability research has been highly ranked in the Extel survey for the past decade,” says Isabelle Millat, Head of Sustainable Investment Solutions at Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking – SGCIB. For instance, in the June 2018 survey, SG received 11.7% of commissions paid by key fund managers in the SRI & Sustainability category, and Yannick Ouaknine, Director, Head of Sustainability Research at SGCIB, was ranked in the top five commission “rainmakers” in the Integrated Climate Change, SRI Research and Corporate Governance categories.

SG picks and chooses ESG raw data and research providers and partners according to the needs. SG has worked with Sustainalytics on a regular basis since 2010, and others – such as ISS-Oekom, Vigeo Eiris, Trucost – for specific projects and reports, such as carbon data, or singling out the percentage of ”green” and “brown” revenues. “We used different providers for various differentiating angles,” says Ouaknine.

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