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We cover the leading global ESG standards

Our set of metrics covers the leading ESG frameworks and regulations. You input the relevant data points and we do the rest. Our software automatically selects the relevant metrics for each framework, applies the correct methodology and generates the reports you need. SFDR, Carbon footprint, UN SDGs, TCFD, EDCI... you name it, we have it.

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KEY ESG onboards you with the right frameworks for you

If you don't know where to start, our digital onboarding assessment is made for you. KEY ESG's software gathers details about your company and your ESG goals and needs, and automatically recommends the most relevant frameworks and metrics for you. KEY ESG gives you the confidence that you are building the right ESG strategy to achieve your objectives.

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Our software includes the main ESG regulations...

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    SFDR

    The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) seeks to increase transparency in sustainable investment by setting out the obligations for manufacturers of financial products and financial advisers towards end-investors. It will apply to all Financial Market Participants marketing their products to EU-based investors. KEY ESG's software includes SFDR metrics for both investee companies and real estate.

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    CSRD

    Replacing the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD), the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive requires companies to publish regular reports on the social and environmental impacts of their activities. It encourages transparency and drives a more responsible approach to business. The first reporting will be expected in 2025 on 2024 data.

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    EU Taxonomy

    The EU Taxonomy is a detailed legislative classification system that provides a common language for European sustainable finance regulations, including SFDR. It takes action to tackle greenwashing in European markets and beyond and allows managers to make direct comparisons on environmental performance across a range of asset classes and regulations.

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    TCFD

    The Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure promotes transparency to drive better-informed capital allocation. Its set of metrics helps investors, public companies and other stakeholders disclose climate-related risks and opportunities. TCFD reporting is mandatory in a number of countries.

... and covers the main voluntary ESG frameworks...

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    EDCI

    The ESG Data Convergence Initiative is the first-ever private equity industry collaboration. Launched in 2021 by a group of leading GPs and LPs, it brings together 195 practitioners, all united by their shared desire to develop better ESG reporting processes. Joining the EDCI is a great 1st step for investors looking to commit to improving their ESG processes.

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    WEF

    Combining other existing ESG frameworks, the WEF framework covers a set of metrics that can be easily compared between companies, regardless of their industry or region. It is organised around four pillars: people, planet, prosperity and principles of governance and includes greenhouse gas emissions, pay equality and board diversity, among others.

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    SASB

    SASB is the main industry-based sustainability reporting framework. It created subsets of ESG issues that are most relevant to financial performance and enterprise value for each of the 77 industries it covers. Providing consistent and comparable sustainability disclosures, it is highly regarded by global investors, and is maintained by the IFRS since 2022.

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    CDP

    Aimed at standardizing environmental disclosure, the Carbon Disclosure Project framework supports organisations in making their environmental impact transparent to stakeholders and in understanding how to reduce it. It is widely used by capital markets and purchasing organisations to make informed decisions, reward high-performing companies, and drive action.

... as well as the leading DD questionnaires.

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    UN PRI

    The UN PRI due diligence questionaire aims to streamline and facilitate the gathering and sharing of standardised ESG data with investors as well as with a broader set of stakeholders. Aligned with the leading standards and frameworks, it can help set ESG goals for companies and track progress towards them in the post-investment phase.

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    Invest Europe

    The Invest Europe questionnaire supports General Partners with their ESG considerations during the investment process, especially during due diligence or the holding period. It helps GPs assess factors that can impact performance, allowing them to make better-informed investment decisions and define improvement plans.

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    LSTA

    Designed by one of the leading financial services trade groups, the LSTA questionnaire is aimed at investors wanting to collect reliable and consistent ESG data across companies in order to evaluate their ESG risk exposure and inform investment decisions. It is a streamlined method for companies to communicate their ESG stories.

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    EDCI

    The ESG Data Convergence Initiative's due diligence questionnaire follows the EDCI framework requirements and disclosure guidance. By using this questionnaire template during Due Diligence, investors access transparent and standardised ESG data and can facilitate long-term EDCI adoption across their portfolio.

KEY ESG always follows the latest and greatest of global standards

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    UN SDGs

    Adopted in 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the 17 UN SDGs are "a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future". Although not legally binding, they are widely recognised and comprehensive in the topics they cover. In KEY ESG software, each metric is mapped to its relevant SDG.

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    GHG Protocol

    The Greenhouse Gas Protocol provides accounting and reporting standards to help companies account for, report, and reduce their GHG emissions. It is the most commonly used methodology to measure carbon emissions and can be found across a number of frameworks. KEY ESG uses this protocol to calculate Scopes 1, 2 and 3.

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    GRI

    The GRI Standards are designed as a modular set of standards enabling any organisation to report on its ESG performance in a comparable and transparent way. It is relevant to a wide range of stakeholders and is thus one of the most commonly used reporting standards. In KEY ESG's software, each metric is carefully mapped to its corresponding GRI standard.

Stay on top of the latest regulations and requirements

KEY ESG’s regulatory experts remain up-to-date on the latest developments, so that you don’t have to. Our cloud-based software is continuously updated to reflect any changes in regulations and frameworks' requirements and methodologies. It works behind the scenes to automatically take action and factor each new rule and regulation into your data.

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KEY ESG streamlines data collection for fund managers with the SFDR integration

Accelerate your SFDR compliance with KEY ESG

KEY ESG's software helps you achieve and maintain SFDR compliance through better ESG management. It streamlines PAIs data collection and reporting.

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Automate and streamline your EDCI reporting

Access, collect, manage and report on all EDCI ESG metrics with KEY ESG one-stop-shop ESG software

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