Carbon accounting is the first step to net zero

Time is running out to achieve the global climate goals set forth in the Paris Agreement. Many companies are still at the very beginning, as an analysis of around 6,150 listed firms worldwide shows.

Approximate time to read: 4 min

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The earth is on a trajectory to reach a global climate disruption. There is an urgent need for short-term action to fulfill the goals set by the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5 °C per year. All companies and industries need to decarbonize and collectively accomplish the transition to sustainability, but many companies still do not systematically measure and disclose the climate change gas emissions generated by their activities. read more...

With ESG data, it is all about time

In an environment with frequent restatements of company data and evolving ESG rating methods, working with ESG data means keeping track of constant changes.

Approximate time to read: 2 min

Analyzing the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) performance of listed companies provides valuable insights. However, restatements of past indicators, mismatches in time between financial and non-financial reporting, and redefinitions of ESG scores and categories create a burden for interpreting trends. read more...

Commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals is not a matter of size

With less than nine years left to achieve the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the United Nations (UN), we have analyzed the support from stock-listed companies. Many companies have joined the global partnership that shares the beliefs expressed in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Approximate time to read: 3 min

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An analysis of almost 3,000 listed firms showed interesting patterns in clusters of nations as well as in specific sectors and industries. read more...

syracom and valyt facilitate ESG data management for financial institutions

Wiesbaden and Zurich, June 29, 2021. The professional management of sustainability data in the financial sector will be a competitive advantage in the coming years. ESG ratings provide a certain level of orientation for investors, but raw data and the combination of different sources will become indispensable. The Swiss ESG data consultants from valyt and the German IT consulting firm syracom are offering financial institutions the right solutions today, in a joint approach.

Approximate time to read: 2 min

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A close look at ESG ratings

article, published in the Swiss investor magazine Finanz und Wirtschaft in April, 2021

Approximate time to read: 4 min

An analysis of sustainability assessments of Swiss large-cap companies over a period of five years has shown the challenges for companies and investors. read more...