Unigestion has enhanced its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) capabilities by implementing an ESG Risk Ratings solution from Sustainalytics.
The solution will help Unigestion to further refine its existing in-house ESG indicators at a security level and expand its robust analysis of the ESG footprint of sectors and countries across the different asset classes managed by the firm.
It will help Unigestion not only to avoid future ESG-related risks, but also to better exploit new opportunities offered by sustainable investing.
Unigestion is also working towards implementing UN Sustainable Development Goals within its investment offering and boosting its capabilities in bespoke ESG-based solutions that incorporate clients' specific requirements.
Alexei Jourovski, head of Equities, at Unigestion said: "Integrating ESG criteria into our decision-making processes is important for our teams to better understand the risk-return profile of our investments. We believe the materiality-driven framework embedded in Sustainalytics' ESG Risk Ratings supports our active risk-based approach and will be a driver of future long-term performance."