/ QUICK chooses EIRIS data to launch ESG information service
Press Releases - 04/03/2014
QUICK chooses EIRIS data to launch ESG information service
EIRIS, a leading global ESG ratings and research provider to responsible investors, announced today that QUICK, the Japanese financial information provider, is to launch an ESG information service incorporating EIRIS’ ESG analysis.
EIRIS will provide ESG research, analysis and ratings on over 2,000 companies from EIRIS’ Japanese and global developed market coverage. The ESG data will be available in Japanese via QUICK terminals. Investor analysts using QUICK terminals will be able to select the level of ESG data required for their needs. The different levels will include top-level headline sustainability ratings; ratings with underlying assessments; or the full range of ratings, analysis, strategy and benchmarking tools, and news alerts available via the new online EIRIS Global Platform. EIRIS is also to provide a series of ESG research briefings to QUICK.
Research provided by EIRIS will be based upon the EIRIS Global Sustainability Ratings service, which provides a complete picture of corporate sustainability performance, expressed on a clear A-E scale. The ratings combine a broad range of ESG data points and assess both company sustainability impacts and analysis of management response to risk.
“EIRIS is extremely proud to work with QUICK, the leading financial data provider. Responsible investment is a growing area in Japan and by underpinning QUICK’s offering for investors who seek to integrate sustainability data into their investment analysis we are delighted to empower responsible investment in the region. Through QUICK, Japanese investors will have tools by which they can pursue individual responsible investment strategies and approaches, whether that be for portfolio construction, risk management, integration, or benchmarking and reporting purposes,” said Peter Webster, Chief Executive Officer at EIRIS.
Etsuya Hirose, Director, Executive General Manager, Sales Headquarters at QUICK, commented, “The high quality and objective nature of EIRIS research, in addition to EIRIS’ global experience and partner network, were key factors for us when choosing EIRIS as our partner for this new venture.”
Jaspreet Duhra, Senior Client Relationship Manager at EIRIS added that, “Working with QUICK is a distinctive opportunity to assist us in expanding our work with large, sophisticated responsible investment clients who use our data in innovative ways to pursue unique approaches or complex RI strategies.”
QUICK is a financial information vendor in the Nikkei Group, established in 1971. QUICK distributes real-time global securities and financial information as well as company data and market news. It also provides comprehensive solutions to the securities and financial market with services including supporting asset management, order routing and execution, and network construction.