Friday, June 29, 2012

Sustainalytics acquires Singapore’s Responsible Research

Sustainalytics today announced the completion of an agreement to acquire Responsible Research, a Singapore-based provider of Asian and emerging markets environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and analysis. The deal was first announced in March.

Responsible Research's core analyst and institutional relations team will remain intact and continue to operate out of a new office in Singapore. The deal will also see Responsible Research's shareholders, including Lucy Carmody and Melissa Brown, become shareholders of Sustainalytics.

"The addition of the highly-respected Responsible Research team means our clients around the world will have access to leading-edge, regionally-informed insights into Asian and emerging markets," said Sustainalytics CEO Michael Jantzi. "This is another step in fulfilling our commitment to clients to provide ESG solutions that add value to their investment decision-making processes."

Melissa Brown, Responsible Research board member said, "Asian investors have long needed a world class ESG research provider. We believe that the combination of Responsible Research's Asian expertise with Sustainalytics' global coverage will ensure that investors have the best local coverage and an international product range that only a global leader like Sustainalytics can bring. "

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