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. Read more
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 efforts.
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. Read more
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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 decisions.
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.
ESG 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.
Following 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 Screening
The 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.
Global Sanctions Screening
The 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 suchcompanies.
ESG 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 Studies
Sector 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 strategy.
A Dedicated ESG Research Team: A diversified 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: Sustainability 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: Sustainability 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:
Reports and companies’ announcements via Stock Exchanges website.
Stakeholders information (ex: reliable media sources and platforms).
Solid and Comprehensive ESG Methodology:
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.