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RepRisk

RepRisk is a leading business intelligence provider, specializing in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risk analytics and metrics. Harnessing a proprietary, systematic framework that leverages cutting-edge technology and hands-on human intelligence in 15 languages, RepRisk curates and delivers dynamic risk information for an unlimited universe of companies.
Since 2006, RepRisk has built and continues to grow the most comprehensive ESG risk database that serves as a due diligence, research, and monitoring tool in risk management, compliance, investment management, corporate benchmarking, and supplier risk. The database currently includes risk profiles for over 60,000 public and private companies, 15,000 projects, as well as for every sector and country in the world.
Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, RepRisk serves clients worldwide including global banks, insurance providers, investment managers, and corporates, helping them to manage ESG and reputational risks in day-to-day business. RepRisk provides the transparency needed to enable better, more informed decisions.

Website: http://www.reprisk.com/
Email (Investors): contact@reprisk.com
Email (Rated Companies): contact@reprisk.com
Email (General): contact@reprisk.com
Headquarters: Zurich, Switzerland
Phone: +41 43 300 54 40
 
Current Company Products
RepRisk Index
RepRisk Rating
Owner Reviewed Date Completed
Yes No 2016-02-18
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Part I: At A GlancePart II: BackgroundPart III: IssuesPart IV: Supplemental Information
Part I: At A Glance
Primary ESG Audience
Companies Investors Consumers Government Other
Coverage
Environmental Social Governance Other
 
ESG Products/Services
Analytics Bespoke Research Company Profiles/Research Company Rankings Company Ratings
Country Analysis Corporate Engagement Datafeeds Green Bonds Raw Data
Other Debit/Credit - Fixed Income ESG Research and/or Ratings Controversies/Incidents Monitoring & Alerts Screening/Restriction Management Services Indices Portfolio Analysis
Proxy Voting Research
Distinguising Characteristics
In the landscape of available ESG information, RepRisk takes a unique approach to assessing risk: Its data is dynamic (updated daily), curated (analysts curate information in 15 languages using a proprietary research process) and comprehensive (global coverage of all public and private companies exposed to ESG risks). Furthermore, its research focuses on capturing and analyzing data from media, stakeholders and other public sources external to the company.
AUM Utilizing Agency’s ESG Products/Services
< $1 million $1 - $250 million $250 - 500 million > $500 million Unknown
Part II: Background
Date Founded
1998
Key Milestones
2006: The RepRisk Platform is developed together with UBS, enabling the bank to dynamically flag and monitor environmental and social risks related to their clients and business transactions in investment and commercial banking.
2009: RobecoSAM integrates RepRisk data into the annual corporate assessment process for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), one of the most prestigious and longest-running sustainability benchmarks in the world.
RepRisk wins the tender issued by the Council on Ethics of the Norwegian Pension Fund, where RepRisk’s data will be used to monitor the Fund’s portfolio for ESG risks.
2010: UBS becomes the first bank to integrate RepRisk's environmental and social risk data into its global compliance system to systematically screen and monitor companies, suppliers, and investment clients – a milestone in the banking industry.
2011: RepRisk adds the four Nordic languages – Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish – bringing its research coverage to 13 languages.
2012: RepRisk secures its first supply chain client, BASF, the world's largest chemical company - and receives a research grant from the Swiss government to investigate how its data can support transparency in supply chains.
2013: Opening of the Manila Research and Operations Hub.
2014: RepRisk is used by the Investment Engagement team of the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) to help assess ESG risks in the investment value chain and to promote engagement with companies and stakeholders.
2015: RepRisk data is used by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for its annual review of companies identified as Carbon Performance Leaders and Water Performance Leaders.
RepRisk data is used by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), as an input in their evidence-based research process and to support the development of their industry-specific sustainability accounting standards.
RepRisk adds the Dutch language, bringing its research coverage to 15 languages.
A milestone for the RepRisk ESG Risk Platform: coverage of over 50,000 public and private companies across all sectors and geographies.
To serve asset managers and asset owners, RepRisk forms a strategic partnership with Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), a leading provider of corporate governance solutions to the global financial community.
To facilitate research on ESG risks, RepRisk data is provided through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the Wharton School’s award-winning data analytics and research platform that serves over 30,000 users in 33 countries.
2016: RepRisk data used in the evaluation of the World's Most Ethical Companies designation managed and published by Ethisphere, a leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.
Opening of the Berlin Research and Operations Hub.
Ownership Structure
Private company; Majority owned by the Board and management team
Memberships
PRI ARISE Other
Significant interests in other companies
Regional Offices
Berlin, Germany; Manila. The Philippines
Business Partnerships
To serve asset managers and asset owners, RepRisk formed a strategic partnership with Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), a leading provider of corporate governance solutions to the global financial community.
Academic Partnerships
To facilitate research on ESG risks, RepRisk data is provided through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the Wharton School’s award-winning data analytics and research platform that serves over 30,000 users in 33 countries.
Total Number of Employees (FTE): 62
Of these, how many are directly employed by your agency on a permanent basis (FTE): 62
Total Number of Employees Working on ESG Research and Rating Activtities (FTE): 44
Of these, how many are directly employed by your agency on a permanent basis (FTE): 44
Total Number of ESG Research Analysts (FTE): 44
Of these, how many are directly employed by your agency on a permanent basis (FTE): 44
Additional ESG Products/Services not included above:
Assurance
ARISTA certified
ISO
Other third party assurance
Annual Reports/Audited Accounts
Yes
No Publicly Available
Sustainability Report
Yes
No Publicly Available
Code of Conduct
Yes
No Publicly Available
Independence Policy
Yes
No Publicly Available
Part III: Issues
Environmental
Global pollution (including Climate change and GHG emissions); Local pollution; Impacts on ecosystems and landscapes; Overuse and wasting of resources; Waste issues; Animal mistreatment
Social
Human rights abuses, Corporate complicity; Impacts on communities; Local participation issues; Social discrimination; Forced labor; Child labor; Freedom of association and collective bargaining; Discrimination in employment; Occupational health and safety issues; Poor employment conditions
Governance
Corruption, bribery, extortion, money laundering; Executive compensation; Misleading communication, e.g. “greenwashing”; Fraud; Tax evasion; Tax optimization; Anti-competitive practices
Other
Products and services (health and environmental issues); Product-related health and environmental issues: Violation of international standards; Violation of national legislation; Supply chain (environmental, social, and legal issues)
Part IV: Supplemental Information
Additional ESG Products/Services
Quality Assurance
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