|In a time where sustainability and environmental protection are becoming increasingly important to institutional investors, all actors of the financial sector are concerned. With regard to the fund industry, not only the established specialised investment managers, but also more and more mainstream asset managers are under pressure to integrate ESG-criteria into their investment process. With regards to Banks and Private wealth management, the integration of sustainability risk and the appetite of a new generation of investors for products that meet some sustainability standards oblige to revisit the whole value chain.|
The global health crisis and the materialisation of non-financial risks all over the globe shed some new light on the importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG)_ and sustainability matters.
The experts of Arendt’s ESG group, combining legal, regulatory, tax and advisory experts, provide you a complete support concerning your different ESG needs.
Arendt assists its clients in understanding what is at stake when discussing ESG and sustainable finance.
Arendt’s specialised legal training business - Arendt Institute_ - proposes high-level and practical courses in all business areas to a large target audience including top executives, managers and officers.
Arendt also provides Board with regular regulatory update and engage on the future strategy in relation with ESG considerations.
Arendt helps its clients to develop their own customized ESG strategy that fits their organizations and their goals:
Within Arendt, we have been assisting our clients for years with their legal documentation and we are now bringing that expertise to the required changes prompted by the ESG context. We review and update the following:
Arendt has developed expertise in regulatory and advisory services, which have been put at the disposal of its clients to implement compliance/monitoring and internal procedures such as:
Arendt also helps its clients to implement their ESG Risk Monitoring:
Arendt helps its clients show what they do well by enhancing their communication towards investors and other stakeholders on ESG matters. The Arendt proposal includes the:
To accelerate our client’s transition to sustainability, we offer at Arendt an ESG Due Diligence tool that allows private companies and asset managers to analyse their ESG performance : ESG Due Diligence Manager.
ESG Due Diligence Manager tool is a web-based due diligence tool used to measure corporates’ and portfolios’ alignment with ESG principles and identify their exposure to key sustainability risks.
ESG Due Diligence Manager is primarily designed for private equity managers, asset owners or corporates themselves. It allows portfolio managers to evaluate their portfolios through the direct evaluation of the target corporates, and corporates to evaluate themselves based on a comprehensive ESG due diligence questionnaire. Through the completion of a due diligence questionnaire, corporates are assessed on their performance in 8 key ESG topics (ESG Commitments, Financial Practices, Anti-corruption, Human Rights, Labour, Health & Safety, Environment, Land Rights).
The requirements of the questionnaire are all based on most relevant international recognized standards such as ILO, IFC, GRI, ISO, UNGCP, SDGs.
The result of the assessment will, in a first phase, give a percentage of compliance (“ ESG Score”) to the ESG Criteria, and an overview of the key sustainability risks (“Risk Rating”), taking into consideration the following;
Reporting is available at corporate level but also at portfolio level.
Check how our new web-based due diligence tool can help you.
For more information or the organisation of a demo, please contact us at ESGDDM@arendt.com
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Please click here_ to discover our ESG glossary
The ESG framework for the banking and insurance sectors is vast and complex, with many intertwining legal texts and obligations that vary in scope and compliance deadline. To meet this challenge and stay ahead of the game, you should know about key ESG milestones – and contact our experts if you need assistance! Download the timeline here_