The Critical Need for ESG Management in Finance and Investing
Leaders in finance are integrating ESG metrics into their investment strategies as well as their financing. By allocating capital to more sustainable businesses, finance leaders are sending a clear signal that ESG transparency and promoting sustainable practices are good for business.
How EcoVadis Creates Value and Drives Impact in Sustainable Finance
The Intention is Prevalent But So Are
All financial market participants are grappling with:
- A Lack of verifiable data for privately held SMEs
- Limited relevant industry and geographical benchmarks
- Aligning methodologies to changing global regulations
- The need for actionable insights to drive improvement
EcoVadis ESG Ratings
for Sustainable Finance
Our Solution Details
Develop a common understanding with your business partners of their assessed performance. Our team of 200+ analysts validates inputs. Our robust methodology scores performance.
Assess your business partners’ performance and guide their improvement targets by leveraging relevant peer benchmarks. Compare overall or theme performance by industry or country.
Insights for Improvements
Gain insights into the strengths and improvement areas of your business partners and monitor year on year ESG performance improvements. Your business partners can benefit from an in-depth analyst debrief.
360° Watch & Live News
Monitor risk of your business network with 360° Watch. External inputs from over 100,000+ public sources are scanned to augment company-provided documentation and verified by EcoVadis analysts.
Metrics and Reporting
Report on your portfolio’s performance, program coverage and improvement over time with quantitative metrics and reports aligned to international frameworks (e.g., UN Global Compact, ESG Data Convergence Project) and regulations (e.g., SFDR).
Our Global Network
We Are Proud to Partner With World-Class, Industry Leaders Including:
Astorg Partners was founded in 1998 and is a global private equity firm with over €12 billion of assets under management, headquartered in Luxembourg. Other offices are located in London, Paris, New York, Milan and Frankfurt.
Our ESG programme is based on our firm belief that sustainable business brings higher returns and is key if we want to meet future sustainability challenges successfully.
Bain & Company is a global consultancy that helps the world’s most ambitious change-makers define the future. Since their founding in 1973, they have grown to over 58 offices in 37 countries.
We've done the assessment eight times, and we initially started it because of a client request. The EcoVadis assessment is a useful tool to guide us in our sustainability journey. We found the questionnaire really self-explanatory
Established in 1981, CVC is a world leader in private equity and credit with $117.8 billion of assets under management, $161.9 billion of funds committed and a global network of 24 local offices.
At CVC we drive ESG integration as part of our value creation plans. It is not a trade-off to profitability; as a responsible investor, we see it as a key enabler of long-term sustainable value creation for our companies and for our investors.
The ING Group is a Dutch multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Amsterdam. Its primary businesses are retail banking, direct banking, commercial banking, investment banking, wholesale banking, private banking, asset management, and insurance services.
Rewarding sustainability improvement is our aim and the key message in our new sustainability campaign. We encourage clients across all sectors to improve their sustainability performance and we offer them incentives to do so. Companies can benefit from a sustainability rating and now an improved rating can result in lower cost of funding.