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Client Testimonial: ESGTI

Mar 12, 2022

Interview with ESGTI

How did you hear about Inrate and what convinced you to choose Inrate?
As an investment company with a diverse portfolio we leverage subject-matter experts in the field of sustainability, ESG and impact investing. Several of these partners recommended Inrate as a service provider due to its strength in understanding material sustainability issues. Inrate’s clear focus on impact rather than only ESG, was also decisive for us, as we strive to measure the positive and negative impact of our investments and were keen on an assessment by the same standard as for quoted companies, which Inrate’s methodology fully supports.

In which services were you initially interested and has this evolved along the process as you got more familiar with our offering?
We started with Inrate with the objective to complete a Business Segmentation Analysis of our portfolio. Since then, we increased our partnership to complete a full ESG Impact rating of the corporate ESGTI level and individual portfolio companies. This included Business Segmentation Analysis, Corporate Social Responsibility Assessments and the Controversy Involvement Research.

Can you highlight how Inrate has helped you?
It was crucial for us to increase transparency and decision making for our key stakeholders, notably investors and shareholders through more quantitative reporting. Inrate’s research has provided new insights on our investments’ impact and sustainability factors; allowing us to engage our teams in the process of establishing material metrics and targets for continuous improvement.

What did you appreciate the most in working with us?
We certainly appreciate the dedication and support of Inrate’s team who have always demonstrated reactivity and quick turnarounds. Their knowledge of the ESG field has been an invaluable part of the collaboration, providing contextual information and advice.

Profile:
ESGTI AG is an investment company driven by the overriding belief that investing based on ESG principles will deliver equal returns for investors and a better world for all. It combines the risk mitigation of ESG with the power and potential of technology to deliver impact at pace and scale. ESGTI is a listed company on the BX Swiss (symbol: ESGTI), investing in early-stage companies or projects with transformative impact objectives, offering them a platform to successfully scale their business whilst providing shareholders with long-term capital growth

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Financial market infrastructure provider SIX announced today the launch of a new climate data offering, aimed at supporting investors in reporting and monitoring of climate factors, and in climate-related investment and risk decision making.

The climate data sets, from various data providers in a range of industries, will provide clients with modelled and reported emissions data, covering over 33,000 companies globally, and bringing together multiple data sets on regulatory, historical and forward-looking climate impacts from providers including MSCI and Inrate. SIX also announced that it has recently entered into an agreement with environmental disclosure platform CDP to offer access to its global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Dataset across various industries.

According to SIX, the new data sets come as investors increasingly require ESG and climate data to monitor investment decisions and to meet growing regulatory disclosure requirements, including the EU’s SFDR and the U.S.’ upcoming SEC Climate Disclosure Rules.

Martina Macpherson, Head ESG Product Strategy and Management, Financial Information, SIX, said:

“Understanding, measuring and managing climate risk and opportunities, as well as the impact that these can have on investment decisions, is a critical area of focus for market participants and policy makers alike. As more climate risk monitoring and reporting is required globally, the cost of compliance is increasing – both in operations and in terms of specialist ESG resources. SIX works with established providers of basic and specific ESG and climate data in the market.”