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ESG Services

One-stop shop for rating agencies, data platforms, capital market participants, and corporates for all your ESG requirements from ESG data, content, and insights to consulting and reporting.

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End-to-End ESG Data, Research, and Consulting Solutions That Provide Sustainable Insights for Business Growth

Our ESG services assist businesses in integrating sustainability into their product offerings and business operations, whether it is to build an ESG product, attract investors, comply with regulations, build trust with stakeholders, improve reputation, or retain talent. Through our ESG integration services, we aggregate, cleanse, and validate data for a comprehensive list of ESG parameters from a wide range of sources that help provide meaningful insights and enable informed decision-making. Our ESG research solutions deploy technology and AI-led innovations for automated identification, tracking, and extraction of ESG data. Through our ESG consulting services for corporates and capital market participants, we provide a holistic approach to assessing, measuring, strategizing, and reporting on the ESG performance of companies. Our strong service culture and domain knowledge as ESG service providers give us an edge, providing tailored solutions in a timely and effective manner to meet each client’s unique sustainability requirements

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What we offer

SGA’s ESG advisory services are driven by secondary research to analyze ESG metrics, trends, news, and controversies. Our scalable ESG integration strategy model helps us easily deal with large-scale and dynamic data and makes us a ‘brand behind the brand’ for rating agencies and ESG data platforms. Our data aggregation is done through extensive research of company-level self-disclosed data, publicly available data, data from third-party sources, and controversy research data. We cleanse and validate data through data triangulation and ESG expert opinions while maintaining data integrity using data quality rules. We further generate deep insights through peer benchmarking and gap analysis.

  • Deep understanding of regional terminologies, exchanges, reliable sources of data, and types of documents filed by companies makes us a key differentiator. As a leading ESG service provider, we have a strong know-how of market-specific needs, in-house expertise across 16+ global languages across developed and emerging markets, and a nuanced contextual understanding of broader ESG services goals, roadmaps, gaps, and the way forward.
  • We leverage technology in our source-tracking solution that tracks more than 25,000 sources worldwide. It automatically downloads relevant data sources as soon as it is updated and alerts analysts or downstream systems for further processing.
  • We automate the segregation of downloaded data into identified and non-identifiable documents through our IPA (Intelligent Process Automation) tool and automatically extract data from identified sources based on contextual and decision-based business rules. Our intelligent data identification and extraction techniques ensure high data accuracy through analyst verification of the collected data.

  • Trained NLP (Natural Language Processing) engines help classify information into ESG topics of interest for generating insights. The NLP engines are calibrated per customer engagement requirements to ensure speedy turnaround times.

SGA’s ESG advisory services provide a one-stop solution for integrating sustainability with business operations – from screening and performing due diligence of portfolio companies for capital market participants to improving the ESG performance of corporates by identifying key focus areas, risks, and opportunities along with recommendations for improvement.  

We help organizations improve their ESG disclosure quality and transparency in ESG communications by assessing ESG performance, bridging ESG gaps, monitoring progress, and driving resilience to ensure business continuity. Through our GHG accounting services, we help businesses measure their carbon footprint and provide a way forward to achieve environmental goals.

We develop ESG data collection templates, sustainability strategies, implementation roadmaps, and formulate policies and procedures to help businesses achieve industry leadership to enhance their sustainability performance and ESG service ratings. Our expertise in multiple ESG services frameworks such as GRI, SASB, UN SDGs, CDP, TCFD, etc., along with an understanding of the global regulations and changing dynamics in the ESG space, allows us to cater to the diverse ESG requirements of our clients.

  • Extensive research on the sector, geographical factors, peers, standards and frameworks, relevance to stakeholders, and impact on business is conducted to identify material topics. Meticulous engagement with relevant internal and external stakeholders can also be carried out to identify and prioritize key focus areas for the business.
  • Maturity of the business in its ESG as a service journey is gauged through as-is assessment, gap analysis, and peer benchmarking. Corporates’ existing policies and programs and the availability of data for key ESG metrics are considered to understand their current ESG performance. It is then measured against existing standards, regulations, and peers to analyze gaps and compare the company’s market performance. Our customized ESG service offerings include designing and developing standardized data collection templates and conducting GHG accounting of Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions.
  • Progressive ESG integration strategy and implementation roadmaps are recommended to improve ESG performance by setting goals & targets, taking initiatives, and developing tools to monitor periodical ESG progress.
  • We assist in communicating our clients’ ESG performance, strategy, goals, initiatives, and metrics to relevant stakeholders in alignment with globally recognized standards and frameworks such as GRI, SASB, IR, etc., through the development of an ESG/Sustainability Report. 

Why SGA

Bespoke ESG Solutions

Bespoke ESG solutions augmented via flexible engagement models aligning with globally reported frameworks and guidelines

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

15,000+ Issuers

Multi-asset-class expertise and research experience for 15,000+ issuers across different sustainability themes

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