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Sustainalytics CEO Michael Jantzi on Tracking ESG Performance - CSR Report

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Published on Jan 3, 2012

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Sustainalytics is a global company and we track the environmental, social
and governance performance of companies around the world. So our job
is to determine what the environmental and social footprint of companies
is and highlight that for investors, both individual investors and pension
plans.

The most important tool we have are our analysts and
we have got about 60 or 70 analysts around the world, and you know
I describe them as being a cross between a very traditional financial
analyst using all of the tools that a financial analyst uses. But you cross
a financial analyst with a private detective or an investigative journalist
and that's what you have a Sustainalytics. So they are not just looking
at the corporate information, they are talking to governments, they are
talking to NGOs, they are talking to unions, they are talking to indigenous
people, the broad range and you know it's like putting a jigsaw puzzle
together, and you are putting those pieces together. So it's not just what
the company says it's doing in the environmental and social area, we are
actually measuring what they are doing, the performance of that company.
So really people that are most important leverage point for looking what
companies are doing.

The history of Sustainalytics goes back 20 years, so
there have been a couple of decades of invention. So the foundation of
what we do is an analytical framework and we look at core indicators in
the environmental, social and governance areas. And again what we try
to do is on a sector basis identify right environmental and social issues
a company deals with in a particular sector on a day to day basis, what
risks does that company face in its ordinary business on the environmental
and social front, and then we try to measure how they are going about
minimizing those risks. So for an oil and gas obviously you have got large
environmental challenges, like climate change and water usage and so on.
Well first of all do the companies know about those risks? If they know about them what are they doing to mitigate or minimize those risks and
that's really where Sustainalytics comes in measuring the gap between
understanding and action.

The CSR Minute is produced for 3BL Media by Video4Good: http://www.video4good.com

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