Extract from the Cornerstone Journal of Sustainable Finance & Banking, December 2013, written by Alexandra Mihailescu Chichon,Head of Business Development, RepRisk AG, and Anna Tuson, Media and Communications Lead, RepRisk AG.

As in all investment decisions, but even more critical when emerging markets are concerned, comprehensive research and timely information about what’s happening on the ground are key. Companies like Swiss-based RepRisk, a global provider of business intelligence on ESG issues, have developed solutions that address the need of capturing and quantifying ESG risk. We look at Brazil as an example.