S&P Global Sustainable1 launches new nature risk profile methodology

S&P Global Sustainable1 has launched Nature & Biodiversity Risk, a new dataset assessing nature-related impacts and dependencies across a company’s direct operations that can be applied at the asset, company, and portfolio level. This new dataset will support companies, investors, and entities as they seek to understand, manage and mitigate exposure of corporates and portfolios to nature related risks and impacts.

Nature & Biodiversity Risk can be accessed through S&P Capital IQ Pro and covers over 17,000 companies and over 1.6 million assets. It provides several new nature-related risk metrics, including a dependency score and an ecosystem footprint measure enabling greater understanding of a company or an asset’s dependency and impact on nature. The dataset applies the Nature Risk Profile, a new methodology for analyzing companies’ impacts and dependencies on nature, launched by S&P Global Sustainable1 and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in January this year.

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Associate Director, Investment Banking

Prachurjya has over 16 years of experience in investment banking with Acuity Knowledge Partners. At Acuity, he has led sector and product-specialist pilot teams across Capital Markets, ESG, Debt Advisory, Loan Syndications, Metals & Mining and Real Estate. He has been actively involved in setting up and on-boarding new ESG Advisory, ESG DCM and Sustainable Finance teams for various bulge bracket investment banks. Within DCM and Rating Advisory, he has been instrumental in helping the clients achieve over 30% in annual savings on both regular and adhoc tasks through standardization of the outputs and deployment of our proprietary BEAT tools.

Delivery Manager, Investment Banking

Puja has 6 years of extensive experience in ESG, Climate Change & Sustainability and she is supervising the ESG team at Acuity. She also has diverse experience in conducting ESIA, EHS compliance audits, ESG Risks and Controls, EHS & ESG Due Diligence assessments. Prior to joining Acuity, she was working with companies like KPMG Global Services, EY India and ERM India. She has expertise in provisioning extensive research requirements for clients through preparation of Peer Benchmarking, Target Compilation, Sustainability report, Sustainable Finance Updates and Sectoral ESG Thematic Detailing Engagement.

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