Due diligence, KYC and client onboarding, reputational risk
RepRisk traces its roots to the investment and commercial banking industry. With its unsurpassed coverage of companies and infrastructure projects, including in emerging and frontier markets, RepRisk is the key tool for integrating ESG risk assessments across a bank’s business lines, from lending to IPOs and advisory to trade, export, and project finance. The world’s leading banks deploy RepRisk as part of client onboarding and Know-Your-Client (KYC) procedures, reputational risk management, client and transaction reviews, and compliance checks with internal policies and international standards such as the Equator Principles and the Principles for Responsible Banking.
Due diligence, underwriting risk assessments, compliance
RepRisk has more than a decade of experience working with the world’s leading insurance and reinsurance firms and export credit agencies. As the only ESG data provider to systematically cover infrastructure projects, RepRisk has quickly become the go-to solution for integrating ESG risk assessments into underwriting procedures and for enabling compliance with international standards such as the UN Principles for Sustainable Insurance and the OECD Guidelines.
Risk overlay, portfolio monitoring, quantitative analysis, engagement
The world’s leading asset managers rely on RepRisk’s fast-moving risk signals and actionable insights throughout their investment processes, from pre-investment due diligence to portfolio construction and monitoring to company engagement. RepRisk’s industry-leading company coverage in both developed and emerging markets allows portfolio managers, traders, and research analysts to make more informed decisions across asset classes and build portfolios that are aligned with international standards such as the UN PRI, SASB, and the SDGs.
Quant-oriented managers benefit from RepRisk’s rule-based methodology and daily time series of metrics and analytics starting in January 2007. RepRisk’s timeseries are not reverse-engineered but generated point-in-time and are therefore ideal to generate signals for stock or bond (credit change) price prediction.
Due diligence, portfolio monitoring, company engagement
As the only ESG data provider systematically covering private companies across developed and emerging markets, private equity and private debt firms increasingly turn to RepRisk for their ESG integration needs. RepRisk’s daily-updated dataset of over 100,000 private companies facilitates their pre-acquisition/pre-financing due diligence, post-transaction monitoring, and engagement with portfolio companies on ESG risks.
Quantitative analysis, alpha testing, smart beta portfolio construction
For hedge funds and quantitative asset managers, RepRisk offers the largest dataset of ESG risk incidents with daily time series of metrics and analytics from January 2007. Thanks to RepRisk’s rules-based methodology that ensures data integrity and quality, systematic managers can run extensive backtests to identify market trading signals and incorporate RepRisk’s data into their own proprietary trading algorithms, both for equity and bond trading.
Due diligence, project portfolio screening, compliance
As the only ESG data provider to systematically cover projects, RepRisk offers unique data for infrastructure investors looking to conduct due diligence on potential projects, monitor their project portfolio, and check compliance with international standards. RepRisk offers the largest dataset available on ESG risks related to infrastructure projects including mines, dams, pipelines; wind and solar farms; roads, bridges, and tunnels; factories and plantations; airports and seaports, and more.
Portfolio screening and monitoring, compliance, engagement
RepRisk is trusted RepRisk by a wide range of leading asset owners, including pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, central banks, and foundations and endowments. They turn to RepRisk for ESG integration and investment analysis across asset classes and strategies including negative and norms-based screening. RepRisk facilitates their engagement processes and helps them monitor any investment universe, portfolio, or fund – across any geography or sector.
Third-party due diligence, vendor risk management, supplier monitoring
RepRisk serves multinational companies by providing them with an efficient, systematic tool that facilitates the identification and monitoring of ESG risks across their business operations, including suppliers and partners. Leading companies also integrate RepRisk into their third-party human rights due diligence processes, to help ensure compliance to international standards such as the UN Global Compact and the UN Guiding Principles for Human Rights.
Partner and donor due diligence, project and country risk assessments
Governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) increasingly look to RepRisk to better understand the ESG and reputational risks related to their partners and donors, as well as the risks present in the countries and sectors where they deploy resources. A wide range of stakeholders, from policymakers and regulators to development agencies and philanthropists, rely on RepRisk to inform policy and regulatory decisions as well as field-building activities.
Index construction, analysis, and creation of index tracking products
RepRisk works with leading index providers to create powerful market indicators, benchmarks, and customized index tracking products catered to the needs of partners’ end clients. RepRisk’s time-tested dataset – with an unbroken time series since 2007 – delivers a level of quality and stability unmatched by other ESG datasets. Today, RepRisk data is integrated in the world’s leading sustainability and ESG indices, including the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices through our longstanding collaboration with SAM, the FTSE4GOOD Index Series through our partnership with FTSE Russell, the J.P. Morgan ESG Index (JESG) through our collaboration with J.P. Morgan and BlackRock, and through the various ESG indices created by S&P DJI through our partnership with S&P Global Inc.
ESG Data Feed re-distribution and integration in desktop applications
RepRisk’s ESG risk data provides valuable insight into public and private companies worldwide, which investment professionals can use for decision-making through desktop applications and terminals used for portfolio screening and analysis, backtesting, and alpha generation. Partnerships with a variety of data providers allow investment professionals access to RepRisk data through whichever medium best suits their needs, like Battlefin’s Ensemble Platform, BlackRock’s eFront technology platform, the Open:FactSet Marketplace, and J.P. Morgan’s DataQuery.
Integration of ESG data in credit risk and materiality assessments
Given the growing importance of ESG factors in the assessment of credit risk and governance quality, with its focus on a company's vulnerability against sustainability related risks and the impact on long‐term performance, RepRisk’s data can provide critical insight into how companies conduct their business around the world. This in turn can give weight to credit risk considerations, as greater demand for transparency on ESG issues will be integral to understanding to which degree corporate bond issuers will be able to pay back their obligations and stay in business. RepRisk was born out of credit risk management and today works with credit rating agencies to develop new sophisticated methodologies integrating ESG factors in credit assessments, inform analysts about early risk warning signals, and develop new ESG metrics focusing on materiality of ESG risks for companies, sectors and countries.
Integrate ESG risk assessments in compliance and reporting applications
There is a growing commitment from Stock Exchanges and FMIs to enable more sustainable markets, and to support listed companies with disclosure and reporting on ESG. Retail investors are increasingly making strategic decisions based upon criteria that supports their personal values, and to support professional investors it is essential to provide relevant, robust, and transparent ESG data on listed companies. RepRisk works with SIX Exchange Regulation (SER), the regulatory body monitoring exchange participants and issuers on the Swiss Stock Exchange. SER uses the RepRisk ESG Risk Platform to carry out in-depth due diligence and ESG risk assessment to evaluate companies on the Swiss Stock Exchange exposed to ESG risk. Through partnering with RepRisk, Stock Exchanges and FMI’s can provide seamless access of ESG data to end-clients directly through own portals, to help standardize disclosure and reporting processes, in a cost-effective manner.
Integrate conduct-based ESG data in disclosure and reporting tools
As the integration of ESG factors is increasingly falling under regulatory requirements, with a focus on governance, compliance, and oversight of investment funds, administrators and custodians are placing greater emphasis on the impact of ESG risks on valuation and collateral management in the process of safeguarding assets. Partnering with RepRisk allows fund administrators to integrate Data Feeds for redistribution to end clients, and for integration of RepRisk data in portals for compliance screening, reporting, and business conduct assessments in line with the UN Global Compact, SASB, and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Integrate ESG risk data in strategy advisory, reports, and projects
RepRisk works with large consultancies and service providers such as auditing and assurance firms, law firms, and other advisory companies that can rely on RepRisk’s comprehensive and daily-updated ESG risk data to support their strategic project and ongoing advisory for end clients, partner screening, and engagement. RepRisk works with global consultancies such as ERM , KPMG, and PWC as well as specialized advisories like GEC Risk Advisory. By working with RepRisk, partners have access to an efficient and systematic tool for conducting in-depth risk research on companies, sectors, countries, and ESG trends, or as a component in developing new products, data portals, or ESG reports.