Sustainalytics partners with Chinese sustainability consultancy SynTao

Sustainalytics has announced a new research partnership with the Beijing-based sustainability consulting firm SynTao. Through this partnership Sustainalytics’ clients will receive access to SynTao’s on-the-ground studies and local expertise in Chinese securities while SynTao’s clients acquire insight into Sustainalytics’ global environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and analysis.

The sharing of resources is a central aspect of this relationship. SynTao, China’s first consultancy dedicated to the promotion of corporate transparency and sustainability, will share analysis of Chinese companies’ ESG performance on the Sustainalytics Global Platform, enabling Sustainalytics’ clients to improve their understanding of this increasingly important market. Furthermore, in working with Sustainalytics SynTao can offer its clients insightful guidance on global best practices and international standards for sustainability solutions and training.

“We’re pleased to be working with Sustainalytics because it will ensure our local and international clients have the best of all worlds - access to CSR best practices from around the globe supported by culturally relevant insights and guidance,” said Dr. Guo Peiyuan, co-founder and general manager of SynTao.

“Asian investors are demanding global ESG research that reflects an understanding of local issues and themes,” said Michael Jantzi, Sustainalytics CEO. “Thanks to this new partnership with SynTao, Sustainalytics will also offer enhanced ESG research coverage of Chinese securities for our responsible investment clients globally.”

SynTao’s research and deep understanding of the Chinese market will allow Sustainalytics to not only flesh out the current Chinese company profiles within its research platform, but also to increase the number of Chinese securities covered. The partnership with SynTao is the latest of Sustainalytics corporate activities in the Asian market, solidifying its commitment and enhancing its offerings to responsible investors interested in the region. The firm recently acquired the award-winning Singapore-based ESG research house Responsible Research. Last year, the Sustainalytics also entered into a strategic partnership with SUSTINVEST of South Korea.

About Sustainalytics
Sustainalytics provides environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and analysis as well as responsible investment services to investors around the world. The firm offers global perspectives and solutions that are underpinned by local experience and expertise, serving both values-based and mainstream investors that integrate ESG information and assessments into their investment management. In 2010, Sustainalytics was voted Best ESG Research House by IPE/TBLI.

Headquartered in Amsterdam, the firm has regional offices in Boston, Frankfurt, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, Timisoara and Toronto and representatives in Brussels, Copenhagen, Colombia and London. The firm has more than 120 staff members with a variety of multidisciplinary and industry expertise. In 2012, Sustainalytics celebrates 20 years of partnering with responsible investors worldwide.
www.sustainalytics.com

About Syn Tao
SynTao is a leading consultancy promoting sustainability and responsibility in the Asian region. The organization provides corporate social responsibility (CSR) and socially responsible investment (SRI) related consulting, research and training services and is based in Beijing, China. SynTao’s global sustainability outlook, local expertise and extensive partnership network offer clients reliable support in strategy development, project management and competitiveness enhancement. SynTao has developed successful partnerships with a wide range of regional and overseas organizations such as international and national corporations, government agencies, NGOs, media and academic institutions.
www.syntao.com

For more information please contact:
Marthe Reinette
Marketing Manager
+31 20 205 0017
marthe.reinette@sustainalytics.com

Syn Tao
Dai Xin
Communications Manager
+86 5869 9465 ext. 8010
daixin@syntao.com

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