Util's methodology analyses the outcomes of company actions. Instead of assessing disclosure and policies, Util looks at how a company has created or destroyed value for its key stakeholders.
Example: employee lost time injury rates are included in our analysis. An employer Health and Safety policy is not.
Util's methodology aligns a company's social, financial and environmental performance to each of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Example: an investor with an express focus on SDG3, Good Health and Well-being will be able to screen for those companies that contribute most to SDG3, tracking portfolio performance against a standard SDG3 benchmark index.
Util's metrics are comparable across all companies. Investors can compare investee performance across a wide range of comparable social, financial and environmental metrics.
Example: a fund can present its total return on investment, summing contributions from all portfolio companies. Total returns can be tracked and compared with benchmark indexes and rival funds.
Our analysis is powered by the state of the art in machine learning. Util uses machine learning to establish a positive or negative link between a product and each of the 17 SDGs.
Example: the relationship between Unilever's Dove product line and SDG5, Gender Equality, is strong/positive, as personal hygiene is very closely aligned to gender empowerment.
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