A Perth-based organisation of academics and finance professionals have launched The Sustainable Platform, a searchable database of companies meant to assist companies in screening portfolios to absolute sustainability performance metrics.
The SustainablePlatform.com was built to provide accurate and easy-to-use information for investors to understand which companies are meeting their own values and the SDGs,” said Dr Mark A. Andrich, the founder of the SustainablePlatform. “Rather than take a best in class or look at whether a company is sustainable itself.’ approach, we ask, ‘does the company meet the definition of sustainable development and how does its core business affect the SDGs.’ When you do that you end up with a simple, fact based approach that people can understand, is transparent and that other fintechs or institutions can apply as a sustainability overlay or side by side to their own financial products .”
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