Sustainability Advisory Services
Sustainability Excellence is a leading provider of sustainability strategy, implementation,
impact, and sustainability reporting services.
Our Advisory Team works with many of the region's most influential companies, governments, cities
and foundations to help them lead, innovate, and outperform. Our clients have a demonstrated
track record of successfully leveraging sustainability opportunities to achieve corporate,
organizational and national competitive advantages, and regularly win prestigious awards and
Our engagements range from rapid assessments designed to identify the most critical
sustainability risks and opportunities, to ongoing multi-year partnerships with our most
ambitious and satisfied clients. Services include:
In Abu Dhabi, a regional leader in sustainability, we supported the integration of sustainability
into the strategies of more than two-thirds of the first 15 members of the Abu Dhabi
Our clients get results – both immediately, and on an ongoing basis. Of the Top 10 ranked
publicly listed companies in the region for sustainability, at least half have had multi-year
partnerships with Sustainability Excellence at some point in their sustainability journey.
We work alongside our clients in the most central aspects of implementing and embedding
sustainability, including training and capacity building, sustainability team support,
sustainability data management and dashboards, direct support in achieving specific targets,
ongoing performance benchmarking, risk monitoring and mitigation, product and service
innovation, and other essential elements of sustainability management. Read more
Sustainability Reporting -
including integrated reporting
Nearly half of the 85 companies, governments and other organisations that have undertaken
sustainability reporting in the region are current or previous clients of Sustainability
Excellence. We are the regional leader for sustainability / integrated reporting.
Sustainability Excellence’s advisory team combines international experience on some of the
world’s leading impact assessment projects and initiatives, with our own regional groundbreaking
We help clients understand, measure and – most importantly - enhance their overall social,
socio-economic, and environmental impacts.Read more
Awards and Recognition
Our clients consistently win top national awards in Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Qatar, as well as
regional and international awards. Our clients have an overwhelming success (win) rate of >80%
on awards applications we support.
To learn more about Sustainability Excellence’s Sustainability Advisory Services, please contact
us at email@example.com. One of our experienced advisors will contact you
within one working day.
As a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI),
Sustainability Excellence has made the formal commitment to drive the responsible investment
movement forward in the Arab world by providing a wide range of customised products and services
that support investors, asset managers, asset owners, and stock exchanges to integrate
sustainability issues in their core strategies and make better informed investment
ESG Invest Research division provides rat¬ings, and analysis of companies’ risks and
opportunities that emerge from environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. Through an
in-depth analysis of material issues for the sector, our analysis reveals hidden risks or
opportunities that may not be captured by mainstream financial analysis.
ESG Riscum Assessment (ERA) methodology has been
developed by Sustainability Excellence in order to support investors capture
ESG risk andopportunities and integrate these factors into portfolio
construction and management process. Our methodology is conceptually sound
as it isbased on stringent international standards and regional strategic
roadmaps and is aligned with the UN PRI.
Our team of native Arabic speaking research analysts
assess ESG data points across 9 Sustainability Dimensions and 43 ESG issues
with more than180 data points for companies in the Arab world, analysing the
level of integration of ESG issues at the company’s core business activities
andassessing the company’s exposure to tail risk events or opportunities.
Best in Class ESG Company
Ratings ReportsESG Company Rating reports provide detailed performance
insights, scores, and ratings onmaterial aspects of a company’s ESG
performance. To facilitate the best-in-class screeningand integration
process, ESG scores, ratings, and percentiles rankings can be easily
exportedinto platforms including Bloomberg, FactSet, and Thomson Reuters
using ISIN codes matching.
a negative corporate event, ESG scores and rating are subject to a review
for potentialdowngrade depending on the severity of the allegation and its
potential impact on thefinancial viability of the firm.
UN Global Compact Compliance ScreeningThe
UN Global Compact Compliance screening reinforces the ESG rating process by
addinganother safety layer that ensures the identification of companies
monitored for potential violationsand therefore enhances the credibility of
the overall ESG integration process.
Sanctions ScreeningThe Global Sanctions screening is a custom-made
report listing compliant and non-compliantcompanies, as well as a ‘watch
list’ of the companies being monitored for potential breachesof
international conventions or participation in explicit or implicit violation
of human rights.For example, we identify any companies that are directly
linked to Israel’s occupation of Palestinianterritory. This allows investors
who support the protection of Palestine’s rights tomake investment decisions
aligned with their principles, minimizing their exposure to
Case StudiesESG materiality
case studies depict tangible examples of how MENA companies are
integratingmaterial ESG factors in their core business activities to capture
new business opportunities,reduce costs, hedge risks, and enhance
operational efficiency; providing a superior valuefor investors.
Sector and Thematic StudiesSector and
thematic studies provide an analytical overview on regional sustainability
trendsand regulations within the MENA region leveraging insights on
regional, and sectorial risksthat can affect corporate performance and
therefore providing insights for investors on regionaland sector allocation
A Dedicated ESG Research Team:
team of native Arabic speaking ESG research analysts capturing and assessing
ESG information.Large amounts of crucial data – e.g. Corporate Governance
information - is mostly available in Arabic in Saudi Arabia.Regional Presence/Focus:
Excellence has three regional offices incorporated in UAE, Qatar, and
Jordan. Sustainability ExcellenceESG division is the only rating agency that
solely covers companies within the MENA region.IT Infrastructure:
A proprietary IT
platform supporting the analysts’ work in extracting and assessing the
information based on strict methodologystandards.Quality Control:
Excellence ESG division relies on standardized and quality controlled data,
verified by a rigorous quality managementprocess.Rigorous Process
- ESG data is collected
and analysed using numerous corporate and stakeholder sources:
Solid and Comprehensive ESG Methodology:
- Public corporate documentation (e.g. annual reports, governance reports, sustainability reports, corporate websites).
- Reports and companies’ announcements via Stock Exchanges website.
- Stakeholders information (ex: reliable media sources and platforms).
- A solid conceptual framework based on internationally recognized standards and with a focus on regional challenges in the MENA region.
- Alignment with the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) ESG requirements.
- 9 Sustainability ESG Dimensions and 43 criteria, and more than 180 KPIs analysed and customized by sector.
- Captures ESG related risks and opportunities for each sector analysed.
- Defines materiality from an investor perspective: The weights for each criteria within each sector are determined by analysing stakeholders’exposure to the ESG issues and its impact in terms of risks and opportunities.
- Daily monitoring and alert system to identify companies exposed to ESG related allegations and controversies.
Valuable sustainability data at your
ArabSustainability.com is an open, online platform, with the most up-to-date database of
organisational sustainability performance in the region.
Objectives of the platform:
- To challenge every organisation in the region to report and improve its sustainability performance
To provide organisations with related tools and resources to improve performance
To be the best source of sustainability performance data and insights in the region.