Go beyond ESG with objective metrics on how companies impact the world through the products and services they sell.
We have trust issues...in a good way.
We don't rely on disclosures of subjective opinions. Instead, we apply natural language processing to over 120 million peer-reviewed texts, bringing together the collected wisdom of the world's best experts, gathered without bias.
Util captures the positive and negative impacts of 50,000 companies on the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and 2,000 further critical themes.
Why? Because existing sustainability rests on critically flawed data from two sides: it relies on what companies choose to disclose, and then depends on what analysts judge is relevant. Often, the result is information on companies that depends on who you ask. And to us, that's neither factual, nor what investors need and deserve.
Companies are evaluated in terms of business activities, with conclusions derived from expert consensus, resulting in transparent data that you and your clients can trust.
Every listed company in the world is subject to the same methodology, resulting in the largest impact dataset for public markets: one that allows like-for-like comparisons.
We capture the positive and negative impacts of every company on the 17 UN SDGs and 2,000 sustainability themes, so you can measure companies and stocks in a variety of ways.
21 Feb 2023: Bridget Gleason is Util's new chief revenue officer. Based in San Francisco, Gleason will support the London-based firm’s demand-driven expansion into the U.S.
Bridget joins Util at a pivotal time for the company and for the wider sustainable investment industry,” said Patrick Wood Uribe, Util CEO. “Amid greenwashing concerns and the evolving regulatory environment, the demand for tamper-proof impact data that helps investors make better, more sustainable investment decisions continues to grow exponentially. Bridget’s wealth of experience in high-technology, high-growth environments will be invaluable as Util continues to expand in the US.”
Gleason brings more than 20 years of go-to-market experience to the team. Prior to joining Util, she served as the chief sales officer at cloud database virtualization platform Silk and global vice president of sales at Tidelift. She has a proven record of success leading both enterprise and high-velocity sales organizations for start-up, early stage, and high-growth SaaS and PaaS technology companies—achieving double- and triple-digit growth in revenues and customer retention.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to drive Util’s growth in the U.S. and U.K.,” said Gleason. “My goal is to increase investors’ access to rigorous ESG data at scale across asset classes, supporting their ability to build strong, resilient portfolios.”
"We have been exploring how to best measure the positive, and negative, outcomes associated with our capital allocation. We concluded that Util's data-driven methodology is superior to that of competitors. Perhaps more importantly, outputs are displayed in an intuitive and engaging way, which enables us to better communicate the non-financial narrative for our sustainable-labelled proposition to clients. We are excited to be a part of Util's growth over the coming years."
- James Peel, Portfolio Manager, Boutique Asset Management Firm
"Util's overarching objective is fully aligned with our exchange's mission to contribute to the growth of sustainable finance and the SDGs. As we accelerate the climate transition, it is increasingly important to be able to map the social and environmental impact of companies. A growing number of investors are now seeking solid sources of sustainability data to evaluate the positive and negative SDG contributions of difference companies."
- Julie Becker, CEO, International Stock Exchange
"Util's product suite is unique in the market, providing scientifically-based, objective, and actionable datasets to market participants positioning around the SDGs. In our view, investors and traders will increasingly demand navigational tools such as Util's to provide direction on their ESG strategies."
- John Deters, Chief Strategy Officer, US Options Exchange