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Arabesque S-Ray is a global financial services company that focuses on advisory and data solutions by combining big data and environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics to assess the performance and sustainability of publicly listed companies worldwide.
With offices in London, Frankfurt, Singapore, and Boston, S-Ray empowers investors, corporates and other stakeholders across the world to make more sustainable decisions. The firm’s evolution is a story of partnership between leaders in finance, mathematics, and
sustainability working together to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable future.
Our proprietary tool, Arabesque S-Ray®, which scores companies on a range of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) metrics, is available through a variety of products. S-Ray recognizes that technology and human experience must intersect to best collaborate with and serve our clients. With the S-Ray teams’ diverse industry and academic experience, we provide corporates and investors with advisory and bespoke solutions.
- United Kingdom
- Developed in collaboration with leading global universities and a world-renowned board.
- Deep understanding of financial materiality.
- Provides four distinct sustainability measurements.
- Utilizes an algorithmic approach, systematically combining a diverse set of data sources, rather than relying on one set of human judgements.
- Provides daily updates through the combination of multiple data sources and news signals.
Please refer to the Data Products section for pricing information.
- Risk Management
- Investment Management
- Portfolio Analysis
- Compliance and Reporting
- Due Diligence
- Meet Demands for Value-Based Investing
S-Ray can empower investors to make better and more informed investment decisions while contributing to a more sustainable future. Clients of S-Ray across the global investment market include State Street, Deutsche Bank, the Government Pension Fund of Japan, AP1 and Eagle Investment Services (BNY Mellon).
- Risk Assurance
- Materiality Analysis
- Strategy Steering
- Comply to Audit & Regulations
- Lower Cost of Capital
Arabesque S-Ray can help companies obtain a better understanding of how they are being publicly perceived, and thus gain insights into the effectiveness of their sustainability practices and strategies for brand management and valuation. Our Company Snapshot service allows corporates to systematically manage ESG risks and identify the most material features to improve their S-Ray scores. This in turn can serve as an important input into strategic decision making at board and executive level, whilst also indirectly having a positive impact on other ESG ratings.
- Shed light on ESG controversies and scandals
- Detail an industry/company’s improvement on ESG matters
S-Ray is a rich source of data for corporate news stories and analysis. Journalists around the world are now using S-Ray to spot key trends and analyse data and examine corporate performance. For example, in 2018 the Philadelphia Inquirer ranked Philadelphia-based companies on diversity, governance, and transparency, whilst Fortune explored the ESG performance of S&P 500 companies through the lens of S-Ray.
For Public Use: Anyone can access and explore S-Ray scores via the free S-Ray web-based platform. S-Ray allows the everyday user to make sense of the huge amount of sustainability information in the marketplace through an aggregated and clear rating of companies. All stakeholders can use the information of S-Ray and feel empowered to support the companies that align with their values, and to push those companies that are under-performing to make necessary changes. Alongside acting as a transparency tool, S-Ray can also be used for research and policy making.
Certifications & Associations
Data Sources & Collection
Reports: Over 250 reported metrics from sustainability and
News-based controversies: Natural Language Processing scans over 30,000 public news sources across 170 countries daily for sustainability-related controversies.
NGO campaigns: Tracks NGO campaign activity from over 700 organisations across sustainability features, both positive and negative in nature.
Why Arabesque S-Ray?
Initially developed for Arabesque’s investment process, S-Ray provides a unique investor perspective and a deep understanding of materiality.
To reflect the multi-faceted nature of corporate sustainability, S-Ray provides four distinct sustainability measurements, instead of one simple score.
I. GC Score - A normative assessment of each company based on the core principles of the United Nations Global Compact.
II. ESG Score – An evaluation of a company’s performance on the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics that are financially material to its business.
III. Preferences Filter – A search tool that checks the business involvements of companies and excludes those with significant revenues (> 5%) coming from alcohol, tobacco, weapons, gambling and coal.
IV.Temperature Score™ – Our proprietary metric that quantifies the extent to which corporations are contributing to the rise in global temperature through their greenhouse gas emissions.
Through the combination of multiple data sources and news signals, daily updates can provide for more responsive decision making.
Arabesque has a world-class board and advisory board within the sustainability space which provides S-Ray with oversight as well as content.
S-Ray has been developed in collaboration with leading universities and a world - renowned board.
S-Ray’s quantitative methodology allows for the constant addition of inputs for greater coverage, more comprehensive scoring, and competitive pricing.
7.Reduction of potential behavioural biases
S-Ray utilises an algorithmic approach, systematically combining a diverse set of data sources, rather than relying on one set of human judgements.