Danske Capital Selects Sustainalytics as Its ESG Research and Data Provider

Firm Plans to Integrate Sustainalytics' ESG Insights Into Its Investment Products

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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sustainalytics, a leading provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and analysis, has been selected by Danske Capital, an international asset manager and part of the Danske Bank Group, to provide a comprehensive suite of ESG research and data solutions that will be integrated into the manager's investment products.

"Our firm understands and embraces the importance of carefully considering and monitoring ESG factors, so we wanted to work with a leading provider whose core business is built on a very strong responsible investing foundation," said Robert Mikkelstrup, Senior Vice President at Danske Capital. "By making Sustainalytics' ESG research and ratings available to our own portfolio managers and analysts, Danske Capital can facilitate a more holistic, thoughtful approach to investing."

Headquartered in Denmark with more than €100bn in assets under management worldwide, Danske Capital focuses in-house resources on the management of Nordic, European and Eastern European assets, where their market knowledge, resources and systems are in the best position to deliver excellent performance for clients, while working with external managers that offer expertise in other regional markets around the world.

Going beyond a standard subscription agreement, Danske Capital and Sustainalytics plan to work together this year to advance the dialogue around responsible investing best practices, helping investors better understand ESG integration.

"We are honored to have been selected by Danske Capital to help their portfolio teams integrate ESG factors into their solutions-based approach to investing," said Sustainalytics' Chief Executive Officer, Michael Jantzi. "We look forward to working with Danske to bring a higher level of understanding around ESG-related risk to the global investment community."

About Sustainalytics

Headquartered in Amsterdam, Sustainalytics is an independent ESG research and analysis firm supporting investors around the world with the development and implementation of responsible investment strategies. With 13 offices globally, Sustainalytics partners with institutional investors who integrate environmental, social and governance information and assessments into their investment decisions. Today, the firm has over 200 staff members, including more than 100 analysts with varied multidisciplinary expertise of more than 40 industries. For the past three years, Sustainalytics was voted best independent responsible investment research firm in Extel's IRRI survey. For more information, visit www.sustainalytics.com.


        

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