Thomson Reuters Announces the Winners of the Responsible Investment Independent Research Awards 2012
Sustainalytics Scoops Four Awards
LONDON – Thomson Reuters Extel and SRI-CONNECT.com today announced the results of the Independent Research in Responsible Investment (IRRI) Survey 2012; the most authoritative global survey evaluating how asset managers rate the services of independent providers of sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) & corporate governance research.
Award winner from the major categories were:
- Best SRI analyst (individual) – Dayna Linley, Sustainalytics
- Best SRI analysis (firm) - Sustainalytics
- Best Corporate Governance analyst (individual) – Laurence Loubieres, Sustainalytics
- Best Corporate Governance analysis (firm) – GMI Ratings
- Best Quoted Company for SRI communications – Unilever
- Best Asset Manager for SRI research – The Co-Operative Asset Management
- Best salesperson for SRI / Corporate Governance research – Darragh Gallant, Sustainalytics
The survey ran through June and received responses from 239 analysts and portfolio managers from 139 companies in 17 countries. It asked for quantitative and qualitative responses from asset managers globally on how they rate the SRI research published by independent providers and from the research providers themselves on how well quoted companies communicate their sustainability performance to investment analysts and on how asset managers communicate their research needs.
Reflecting on the survey results, Steve Kelly, managing director of Extel at Thomson Reuters, said: “At a time when asset managers are becoming ever more discerning about the research and insight that they seek, we are delighted to present this detailed review of the ‘state of the art’ in independent SRI research”
Mike Tyrrell of www.SRI-CONNECT.com added “Transparency in this market will drive quality, and quality deserves to be rewarded. IRRI goes some way to achieving both of these objectives.”
A report with findings from the survey is available on www.extelsurveys.com.
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