Flexible data offering enables investors to easily incorporate corporate governance data on 20,000 companies into their investment systems and workflows
October 22, 2018 – Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of ESG and corporate research, ratings and analysis, today announced it has teamed up with Glass Lewis, a leading independent provider of global governance and engagement support services, to deliver corporate governance raw data on 20,000 companies to institutional investors that want to integrate it into their internal investment systems, operational workflows and decision-making processes. The monthly data deliverable consists of more than 2.5 million individual data points across focus areas including director elections, Board independence, auditor, executive and director remuneration, shareholder proposal information and more.
By offering the ability to easily incorporate traditional corporate governance data, as well as ESG data, directly into investors’ internal systems, investors can use the information to identify material issues, perform portfolio-risk analysis, inform proxy voting policies and decisions, and support issuer engagement efforts.
“Corporate governance is pertinent to so many investment processes,” said Cheryl Gustitus, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Initiatives at Sustainalytics. “Increasingly, our clients are ingesting large, sophisticated data sets to drive myriad internal workflows and to support important decision-making. Sustainalytics is pleased to expand its existing ESG data services offering to address investors’ needs for raw corporate governance data through our strategic partnership with Glass Lewis.”
Now well into a three-year partnership, Glass Lewis integrates Sustainalytics’ ESG research and ratings on approximately 4,500 companies into its proxy research and vote management platform. By offering high-level ESG research and data, Glass Lewis’ investor clients can add an ESG lens to their proxy voting decisions.
“Glass Lewis’ partnership with Sustainalytics provides investors with a comprehensive set of solutions that allows them to more completely address the wide range of ESG and corporate governance needs across the investment value chain,” said Jeff Thompson, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Glass Lewis. “We are delighted to continue to expand our partnership by having Sustainalytics offer our corporate governance raw data to their clients.”
Founded in 2003, Glass Lewis is a trusted ally of more than 1,300 investors globally that use the firm’s high-quality, unbiased Proxy Paper research, industry-leading Viewpoint proxy vote management solution and innovative Meetyl direct-engagement platform to help drive value across all their governance activities.
Sustainalytics is a leading independent ESG and corporate governance research, ratings and analytics firm that supports investors around the world with the development and implementation of responsible investment strategies. For over 25 years, the firm has been at the forefront of developing high-quality, innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of global investors. Today, Sustainalytics works with hundreds of the world’s leading asset managers and pension funds who incorporate ESG and corporate governance information and assessments into their investment processes. With 13 offices globally, Sustainalytics has more than 390 staff members, including over 180 analysts with varied multidisciplinary expertise across more than 40 industry groups. Over the last three consecutive years, investors named Sustainalytics among the top three firms for both ESG and corporate governance research in the Independent Research in Responsible Investment Survey. For more information, visit www.sustainalytics.com.
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