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Created for global investors, Util's data is unmatched in scope. For each of the 50,000 companies in our universe, we capture positive and negative impacts on 2,000 metrics underpinning the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
We don’t rely on disclosures or opinions. Instead, we apply natural language processing to 120 million peer-reviewed publications to gather scientific consensus about the impacts of every business activity.
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.
Environmental Finance, June 2022: Util's inaugural report 'How SDG is ESG?' won ESG Research of the Year, North America, for its review of the entire US fund market based on social and environmental impact.
In its report, Util observed ESG funds have no significant additional positive impact compared to non-ESG funds, as ESG funds rely on ratings that set the bar for corporate citizenship "abysmally low."
Util found most sustainable funds, and the data underpinning them, focus on relative performance based on self-reported data, rather than the absolute impact of business activities on social or environmental goals.
Util found a marginal 2 percentage point difference on a -100 to +100 scale.
Evaluate the real-world impact of any listed company, by seeing what percentage of its revenue positively and negatively aligns to any sustainability theme. You can dig into the impact of individual products and services.
Compare the impact of any company, across any geography, market and industry. We provide side-by-side comparisons of each company’s performance on every sustainability theme.
Benchmark the impact of companies against sector averages for both positive and negative revenue alignment. We also provide ‘leader’ and ‘laggard’ rankings within each sector and for each SDG.
Review the year-on-year evolution, going back five years, of a company or portfolio's positive and negative impact on each sustainability theme. You can also compare a company’s evolution against that of its peers.