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Screen your investments for alignment against international standards

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Global Compact (GC) provide internationally recognised blueprints for achieving a more sustainable future. Our normative screening solutions provide investors with the necessary data to align their investments with these standards, develop robust thematic funds and indices. Partner with Moody’s ESG Solutions and champion progress towards a more sustainable and resilient future for all.

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Global Compact Screening

The UNGC is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. It is there to support businesses in building a more sustainable future by tackling human rights, labour rights, environmental and corruption challenges. Our Global Compact Screening assesses companies against the UNGC framework and helps you to embed these principles into your investment processes.

  • Provides 0 – 100 scores measuring a company’s integration of Human Rights, Labour Rights, Environment and Anti-Corruption principles
  • Integrates comprehensive daily controversy monitoring and assessments against these principles
  • Includes screening for involvements in tobacco, landmines and cluster munitions
  • Supports you in integrating the UNGC Principles into your investment strategies

As Germany’s UN City we fully recognize the guiding principles of the UN Global Compact (UNGC). Thanks to V.E’s Global Compact Screening, our asset managers can exclude serious violations of this standard in our municipal investments. This ensures that we will prevent future investments in companies that are conspicuous for human and labor rights violations, corruption or environmental pollution. In line with UNGC, we also exclude among others manufacturers of tobacco, anti-personnel mines and cluster munitions.

Carsten Buschmann, City of Bonn

SDG Alignment Screening

The United Nations SDGs represent the blueprint to achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. With the UN 2030 Agenda less than a decade away, how are your investments measuring up against the SDGs?

Our solution helps you to integrate the SDGs into your workflow with ease supporting innovation and portfolio screening. Our SDG Alignment Screening enables you to create an SDG-aligned investment strategy, or screen for risks within portfolios.

Data for each of the 17 Goals

Our dataset has been structured to provide reliable and comprehensive information on a company’s contribution to (and alignment with) each of the 17 SDGs

A dual lens approach

As part of our robust methodology, we apply a dual lens approach for each of the 17 SDGs:

 

  • A Net Contribution Lens analyses the positive and negative contribution that a company makes to the SDGs based on its product and services;
  • A Net Behaviour Lens assesses a company’s disclosures on policies and systems as well as its exposure to and management of controversies

Our Strengths

Our robust methodology, rigorous controversy monitoring and intuitive dataset allow you to integrate the UNGC principles and track SDG alignment with ease.

Controversy Screening

Integrating daily controversy monitoring of companies

Our Experience

30+ years of experience in developing ESG Assessments

User Friendly

Intuitive datasets to assess company performance 

Global Support

A global team of client specialists to support you whatever your time zone

By committing to sustainability, business can set the stage for long-term success and take shared responsibility for creating the world we want. The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-corruption. We help the market make sustainable decisions by assessing the strategies and operations of companies against the UN Global Compact principles.

Luca Motta | Product Manager Global Compact Screening

The SDG Alignment Screening allows investors to track their portfolio’s alignment to each one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. By applying a dual lens, the SDG Alignment Screening provides investors with insights to analyse both a company’s net contribution, through its products and services as well as its net behaviour, through its policies and systems.

Elisabetta Colombo | SDGs Product Manager