Sustainalytics' new Thematic Research report, 10 for 2018: ESG Risks on the Horizon, analyzes 10 ESG issues that could pose significant risks for investors in the year ahead. The issues, which fall under four broad themes, are summarized below.
Climate Change - The great low carbon transition is likely to affect the profitability of oil and gas firms. We examine the performance of the world's 10 largest publicly traded oil majors based on their GHG risk management capabilities.
Water Management - Chile's copper mining industry, the largest in the world, faces growing risks from water-driven community opposition. Our analysis shows the water and community risk management capabilities of the largest listed copper producers in Chile.
Consumer Protection - Financial services firms could experience increasing costs related to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect in May. We evaluate the data management capabilities of 10 large European financial companies.
Stakeholder Governance - As apparel production shifts from South Asia to Africa, where are the supply chain risks for investors? We assess over 115 firms on their supply chain standards and management practices.