Environmental Rating Agency Ltd

The E.R.A. has been established to bridge the gap between science and finance

The VW "cheat-device" scandal has demonstrated that investors cannot rely upon corporate self-reporting or ESG disclosures when seeking to understand all of the real-world environmental risks associated with their investments. We believe that investors need access to independent assessments of the scientific risks associated with the operations, supply chains, regulatory compliance and reputations of their portfolio companies. Fortunately, technology now makes it possible to monetise high quality scientific data and specialist expertise in ways that were previously impossible or unimagined. The ERA's “Spot Risks” platform will complement the traditional reliance on price signals and credit risks ratings by offering an additional source of real-time environmental risk information and insights for investors and regulators. Positive and negative correlations between price and "Spot Risks" will help investors to prioritise investments in different companies or sectors, and flag issues or business models of possible concern. “Spot Risks” has the potential to be used in many of the same ways as spot prices, such as informing hedging, futures and options strategies. In a world of big data, algorithms and automated trading, we will enable investors their extend their due diligence beyond traditional financial data into new classes of data / expertise and metrics of risk, based on repeatable, scaleable and auditable evidence and fundamental insights into the resilience and sustainability of different businesses and sectors.

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Name CEO: Dr Matt Prescott
Founded in: 2012
Country: United Kingdom
Website: www.environmentalratingagency.com
Company Twitter: @mattprescott
Category: Risk, Intelligence & Security

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