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Bureau van Dijk to Provide Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Risk Assessments

Bureau van Dijk, the leading provider of company information, has teamed up with RepRisk, a leading provider of business intelligence on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks. As a result of this partnership, from today, Orbis, Bureau van Dijk’s database of more than 200 million companies worldwide, will offer access to ESG risk metrics and analytics from the RepRisk ESG Risk Platform, the world’s most comprehensive database on ESG risks. In addition, Bureau van Dijk will soon be making RepRisk ESG risk data available through its risk-related Catalysts – platforms that speed up and enhance decision-making in credit and supplier risk, compliance, and onboarding.

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Louise Green, global marketing director at Bureau van Dijk (Photo: Business Wire)

Louise Green, global marketing director at Bureau van Dijk (Photo: Business Wire)

Users will be able to use the RepRisk Index (RRI), which quantifies reputational risk exposure related to ESG issues on a scale from 0 to 100, as well as its RepRisk Rating (RRR), which combines company-specific ESG risks and country-sector ESG risks, with scores from AAA to D. This information will be particularly powerful when viewed in the context of Bureau van Dijk’s corporate ownership structures.

RepRisk screens over 80,000 third-party sources in 15 languages and curates daily updated ESG risk information on any company, sector and country. From onboarding clients to vetting supply chain members, these risk analytics will give Bureau van Dijk customers the ability to conduct business with an enhanced level of clarity, transparency and confidence.

“In today’s business climate, there is a growing demand for information on environmental, social and governance reputational risk,” said Louise Green, Bureau van Dijk’s global marketing director. “RepRisk is an industry leader in the field of dynamic ESG risk analytics and metrics whose data complements our own extensive combination of financial, compliance, sanctions and risk-related information and gives our users the ability to make better-informed business decisions with a greater degree of certainty.”

“RepRisk is proud that its ESG risk analytics and metrics are integrated into the Orbis database,” said Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon, Head of sales and marketing at RepRisk. “Additionally, Bureau van Dijk customers who would like to dig deeper into a given company’s ESG risk, will have the opportunity to order an in-depth report prepared by RepRisk.”

Bureau van Dijk’s Orbis is available on trial from www.bvdinfo.com.

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About Bureau van Dijk

The leading provider of the richest, most reliable private company information in the market – Bureau van Dijk is in the business of certainty. Bureau van Dijk’s product range combines data from regulatory and other sources, including 150 information partners, with flexible software to allow users to manipulate data for a range of research needs and applications.

Its Orbis database provides information on more than 200 million companies across the globe. In addition, Bureau van Dijk addresses specific business challenges through its range of Catalysts including KYC, client on-boarding, credit, procurement, transfer pricing, M&A research and valuations, while its Custom division delivers bespoke solutions. Bureau van Dijk also publishes the global M&A database, Zephyr.

The company has a global presence with more than 30 offices worldwide. For more information on Bureau van Dijk, visit www.bvdinfo.com. Twitter: @bureauvandijk and regional Twitter feeds.

About RepRisk:

RepRisk is a leading business intelligence provider, specializing in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risk analytics and metrics.

Harnessing a proprietary, systematic framework that leverages cutting-edge technology and hands-on human intelligence in 15 languages, RepRisk curates and delivers dynamic risk information for an unlimited universe of companies.

Since 2006, RepRisk has built and continues to grow the world’s most comprehensive ESG risk database, which serves as a due diligence, research, and monitoring tool in risk management, compliance, investment management, corporate benchmarking, and supplier risk. The RepRisk ESG Risk Platform currently includes risk profiles for over 75,000 listed and non-listed companies, 19,000 projects, as well as for every sector and country in the world.

Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, RepRisk serves clients worldwide including global banks, insurance providers, investment managers, and corporates, helping them to manage ESG and reputational risks in day-to-day business.

RepRisk provides the transparency needed to enable better, more informed decisions.

For more information, please visit www.reprisk.com or follow us on Twitter.

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