Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

Customised ESG research solutions driven by our in-depth understanding of sector- and country-specific ESG risks and opportunities.

ESG Services

Our analysts work as an extension of a client’s team, supporting them on executing ESG research and advisory. They are qualified to execute customised ESG, climate change and sustainable business development (SDG) mandates. They execute deep-dive research while adopting a top-down, bottom-up or combined approach. The research support we provide includes building databases at the company and country level, developing frameworks, models, analysis, writing reports and preparing presentations. Our support on climate change solutions includes opportunity assessment, risk analysis, climate financing and support on disclosures and reporting. The SDG mandates capture impact assessment and company benchmarking. Our ESG support includes risk assessment, scoring, integrated analysis and audits. We are also expanding our ESG franchise using AI-/NLP-driven solutions.

ESG support we offer

How we are different

Research pedigree – a solid research pedigree, supporting ESG stakeholders and asset managers of different clients

Nearshore capabilities – we have offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Colombo and Costa Rica

Automation philosophy – we are developing AI-/NLP-based solutions that include assessment of stocks/companies for any product-, business- or conduct-based risks/violations

Multi-language capabilities – our global platform of onshore and offshore delivery centres with multilingual capabilities enables us to service clients 24/7

Scalability – our client support is fully scalable, reflected in the wide range of team sizes supporting our clients

Stronger service quality levels – we work in a consultative fashion, with client leadership and operational teams offering customised solutions that are exclusive to our clients. This creates a competitive edge that is truly sustainable

What we have done

Support for Consulting and Corporate Firms
ESG Research
What we are proud of

Initiated the pilot with a detailed ESG report, including ESG scores

Client shared own IP (ESG checklist) and priority stock list

Support for Consulting and Corporate Firms
ESG & Climate Change Research
What we are proud of

Evaluating portfolio ESG performance against benchmarks

Enabling comparisons across companies: Introduced an ESG scoring methodology

Support for Consulting and Corporate Firms
ESG and Sustainable Development Goals Research
What we are proud of

Significant time savings for the client’s senior ESG analysts

Variety of ESG and SDG analyses support across portfolio companies

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Meet our experts

Balaji Ramakrishnan

EMEA Head – Banking & Asset Management

Balaji Ramakrishnan leads Europe and Middle East business development for Acuity. Having spent his formative years in core banking technology operations, he brings a deep understanding of credit processes and the ability to make analytics-driven decisions. He works closely with senior client stakeholders as a trusted partner, shaping the business case for scaled efficiencies through centralisation, standardisation and intelligent automation within Commercial Lending and Asset Management verticals.

Balaji has established long-term partnerships with banks, asset managers and insurance firms across a number of front and middle office transformation initiatives over the past 20 years. Prior to Acuity, he worked at Accenture and Oracle, serving European financial services clients. He holds an MBA from the London Business School.

Balaji Ramakrishnan
Balaji Ramakrishnan

EMEA Head – Banking & Asset Management

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