The new partnership dataset provides institutional investors a granular, transparent view of portfolio SDG alignment - or misalignment - with the UN SDGs, based on Matter's SDG Fundamentals
April 4th, 2023 News
The new partnership dataset provides institutional investors a granular, transparent view of the extent to which portfolios are aligned – or misaligned – with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (‘SDGs’) based on Matter’s SDG Fundamentals.
Matter announced that it has entered a partnership with SimCorp, one of the leading global investment and portfolio management software providers.
The new partnership enables common SimCorp and Matter clients to improve impact monitoring and reporting, as well as identify new investment opportunities, through Matter’s sustainability insights related to the UN SDG’s, and over time also EU SFDR and EU Taxonomy. This new workflow supports the SimCorp Integration Model (SIM) which will allow common clients to make better informed investment decisions using a clearer picture of their capital allocations from a sustainability point-of-view.
"Institutional investors are increasingly focused on the ability to quantify and monitor the societal impact of their investments in real-time, with SDG alignment becoming an industry standard. Matter’s SDG alignment framework is very comprehensive, and we are delighted to incorporate Matter's dataset into our ESG and sustainable investment solutions," says Carl Balslev Clausen, Director and Head of ESG Product Management at SimCorp.
“Our clients acknowledge that optimising for sustainability is a wicked problem, requiring transparent and granular data integrated into the portfolio and investment management platforms where they are making their everyday investment decisions,” said Niels Fibæk-Jensen, CEO and co-founder of Matter. “We are delighted to work with a market leader like SimCorp to deliver more deeply integrated and efficient tools to clients.”
Matter SDG datasets assist investors in enriching their approach to sustainability analysis in four ways:
- Integration: helping investors identify sustainable thematic head- and tail-winds to inform their investment decision-making;
- Regulatory compliance under SFDR and MiFID II to inform ‘sustainable investment’ determination;
- Stewardship and exclusion purposes: helping investors to identify revenues misaligned to sustainable themes; and
- Portfolio construction and reporting for thematic and impact funds.
Enquiries regarding this announcement should be addressed to:
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Matter provides sustainability data, analytics and reporting solutions for asset managers, asset owners, banks and investment platforms.
Matter products and services include analytics tools for sustainability analysis and regulatory reporting of portfolios and funds, and data offerings spanning companies’ alignment with the UN SDGs, their sentiment in global media, and actionable insights from domain experts and research organisations.
Matter is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is serving customers in North America, Europe and Southeast Asia. For further information on Matter, please visit our web site at www.thisismatter.com/our-approach.