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SG Analytics is a market leader in ESG data and research, providing services to the world’s largest rating agencies, data platforms, and capital market participants. We have strong expertise in managing data across various ESG frameworks, standards, and themes. Through our expertise in the carbon market, impact assessment, and ESG controversy research, we assist our clients with ESG data integration into their product offerings and investment decisions. 

Integrate ESG Data Analytics to Address Dynamically Changing ESG Aspects  

Our customized offerings provide ESG data strategy, aggregation, cleansing, and validation across 1,500+ ESG parameters from a wide range of sources that help in providing meaningful insights to enable informed decision-making. Through our ESG data services, we leverage technology to provide efficiency in ESG data tracking, identification, extraction, and insight generation. With our bespoke ESG data solutions, we have been the engine behind the engine for our clients, covering over 15,000 companies across multiple sectors in 16+ languages. 

ESG Data Services & Solutions

What We Offer

SGA has developed an in-house SFDR ESG reporting data solution team to provide ESG data and research based on the reporting requirements of EU SFDR regulations. We source and collect the principal adverse impacts (PAI) data for financial market participants to ingest data needed for SFDR reporting and regulatory requirements. Our offerings include research and collection of data metrics as per SFDR ESG regulations on mandatory and additional Principal Adverse Impacts (PAIs).  

  • Our data coverage for SFDR-based research is wide, with 200 key metrics for all 14 mandatory and 33 additional PAIs, which we report using real data that is submitted, reported, and validated by the company being assessed. This ensures the accuracy of the PAI Statement and the flexibility to be prepared for any upcoming regulatory requirements. 
  • Our process involves breaking down PAIs into sub-KPIs, providing stronger insights to financial market participants, rating agencies, and other end users. We apply and map PAIs to global industry classification standard (GICS) sectors. 
  • We develop the definition, methodology, and scope of data for each PAI and sub-KPI while maintaining the integrity of the dataset. 

  • Our structured team uses automation for document sourcing, a mix of automated and analyst inputs for data aggregation, and technological solutions for data quality checks.  

  • SGA is experienced through the coverage of over 4000 companies across the globe and adding on. 

SGA’s ESG carbon offerings include benchmarking, validation, and verification of carbon projects. Various carbon registries such as VCS, Gold Standard, and American Carbon Registry are used to assess carbon adaptation and mitigation projects. We hold expertise in developing procedures, guidelines, and templates for extracting valuable carbon-accounting procedures to verify project emissions and ESG carbon credits generated across a carbon project’s life cycle. We provide a technical interpretation of various carbon mitigation projects collated for different sectors. Our services include risk analysis and an upscale approach, making it visible in a standardized format.  

  • We provide benchmarking of carbon mitigation projects and easy access by standardizing the terminology and output. 
  • We use publicly available sources spread across regional and international carbon registries.
  • We offer facilitation of interpretability across different carbon registry projects. We assist the client with different validation checks for data accuracy across the project’s reported credits. 
  • Our carbon reach includes projects ranging from carbon sequestration technology projects to nature-based solutions, etc.

SGA simplifies the ESG EU taxonomy for corporates and financial market participants. For corporates, we assess the company’s economic activities using the criteria established by the Taxonomy Regulation. This determines the proportion of a corporate's financial parameter related to assets or services associated with the qualified activities, which is the information to be disclosed by the corporate pursuant to the Taxonomy Regulation, as part of the disclosures they are required to make under the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD). 

For financial market participants, we identify investments, compare sustainability performance with Taxonomy thresholds, undertake analysis on Do No Significant Harm (DNSH) and Minimum Social Safeguards requirements, and calculate final alignment figures. Our offerings to the client include all steps for corporates followed by determining the weighting of each investee company in the portfolio and multiplying the weighting of each investee company by the proportion of its turnover, capital expenditure, or operating expenditure, which is aligned with the Taxonomy Regulation. This assists in reaching the point at which the portfolio of the financial product is aligned with the Taxonomy Regulation.

Our offerings to the client incorporate all the steps for corporates followed by determining the weighting of each investee company in the portfolio and multiplying the weighting of each investee company by the proportion of its turnover, capital expenditure, or operating expenditure, which aligns with the EU ESG Taxonomy Regulation. This assists in reaching the point where the portfolio of the financial development is aligned with the Taxonomy Regulation. 

  • We identify the activities conducted by the company, issuer, or covered by the financial product (e.g., projects, use of proceeds) that could be eligible.  

  • We assess the significant contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation, e.g., electricity generation <100g>

  • We verify that the DNSH criteria are being met by the issuer and that there is no violation of the social minimum safeguards stipulated in the Taxonomy Regulation.

  • We calculate the alignment of investments with the Taxonomy and prepare disclosure at the investment product level. 

SG Analytics assists clients in the selection of a company or fund for investment through various screening criteria. Our screening gamut spreads across sectors, positive and exclusionary parameters, and any other unique ESG data integration factors. Our screening process identifies companies and portfolios in which sustainability is truly embedded while being cautious of greenwashing.  

  • We perform norm-based screenings based on UNGC Principles, ILO Conventions, UNPRI, etc.   

  • Our ESG positive screening service offers selection based on customized parameters such as ESG performance, alignment with regulatory mandates, alignment with global guidelines, revenue from green products, etc.  

  • ESG exclusions offer screening based on various factors such as lethal weapons, conflict minerals, child labor and human rights violations, coal-based operations, alcohol and tobacco, gambling, etc.   

  • Our comprehensive ESG screening assists capital market participants in mitigating portfolio risk and aligning funds with their ESG goals. 


SGA’s controversy solutions analyze media and stakeholders of ESG controversies across 35+ ESG themes and 10 UNGC principles. We provide detailed summaries of our controversy impact analysis, gather real-time news through an automated news-crawling system, and create customized scoring frameworks to measure the impact of the controversies. Our offerings include preparing daily/weekly/monthly newsletters, developing event-based reports on controversies, publishing theme-based company-specific and/or industry-specific reports, and creating comprehensive reputational risk reports based on continuous controversy monitoring. Additionally, we undertake bespoke research assignments for clients, e.g., controversy occurrence and impact on the company's share price.  

  • As one of the leading global ESG data solutions companies, we have a wide coverage of public and private companies covering E, S, and G controversies and tracking supply chain controversies. 
  • Our comprehensive local, global, and third-party sources, including trade unions and NGOs cover multiple attributes such as headlines, news content, publication details, fines or penalties, and involved entities. Our coverage expands to providing insights into the controversy’s intensity and risk-mitigating corporate action.  
  • Our multi-linguistic team helps us broaden our news collection and reporting services.  
  • Our step-by-step process ensures efficiency and timely delivery to ensure proactiveness in 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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