Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sustainalytics partners with Korean firm

SRI research firm Sustainalytics is moving into the Korean market, today announcing a strategic partnership with Sustinvest, an investment research and consulting company.

Together, the two firms will provide responsible investors in Korea with a global environmental, social and governance analysis that is informed by knowledge of local markets, Sustainlytics said in a news release.

"Korea is a vibrant market for responsible investment," said Michael Jantzi, Sustainalytics CEO. "We welcome the opportunity to align ourselves with the market leader. Our clients will benefit by having enhanced coverage and analysis of Korean securities through the Sustainalytics' platform and direct access to ESG analysts in the region."

"We are very pleased to enhance our working relationship with Sustainalytics. The ESG market in Korea is growing and we are glad to be able to provide enhanced global coverage to responsible investors here," added Sustinvest CEO Youngjae Ryu.

In addition to enhanced research capabilities, Sustainalytics and Sustinvest will be exploring new products and services for the Korean market, including an ESG ranking of Korean companies that will be published in 2012.

Sustinvest is the first SRI research and consulting firm established in Korea.

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