Investor services group IQ-EQ announced today the launch of IQ-EQ Compass, an integrated service offering aimed at helping clients navigate ESG compliance and reporting.
IQ-EQ stated that it is launching the new service among increasing investor interest in sustainable investments and growing pressure on organizations to provide more transparency around ESG reporting, driven by factors including a changing international regulatory landscape, and this year’s Covid-19 pandemic. IQ-EQ Compass aims to help mitigate ESG related risks by incorporating client insights, sector expertise and a powerful technology platform to give organisations the correct ESG data and analysis.
According to IQ-EQ, the service aims not only to ensure regulatory compliance but to also help uncover actionable intelligence, enabling clients to make the right decisions at the right time through all stages of the investment cycle.
IQ-EQ stated that its technology platform supports multiple ESG reporting frameworks, including the UN Principles of Responsible Investing (PRI) and the World Economic Forum’s ESG metrics, allowing asset managers and investors to compare their performance against globally renowned benchmarks.
Serge Krancenblum, Executive Chairman at IQ-EQ, said:
“Multiple and ever-changing regulatory frameworks present real challenges to establishing and maintaining transparency and compliance. IQ-EQ Compass helps our clients navigate that challenging landscape using a full suite of services, including our ESG Health Check, ESG Reputational Assessment, plus policy drafting and benchmarking, all supported by a powerful technology dashboard. By applying the actionable data and analysis provided by our integrated services, our clients can implement an ESG strategy that does more than mitigate risk; it creates value throughout the investment lifecycle and builds reputational resilience.”