SD-M® GmbH is a Germany based provider for non-financial ESG data. Since 2010, SD-M has been developing global standards for material ESG KPIs, so-called "Sustainable Development Key Performance Indicators" (SD-KPIs). The copyrighted SD-KPI Standard 2016-2021 was published on behalf of the German Environment Ministry and supported by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). The SD-KPInform® database for more than 12,000 companies and the SD-KPIndex® family for equity and corporate bond indices are licensed by asset owners, asset managers, banks and data providers. This makes SD-M® a global pioneer for standardised ESG integration. 

ESMA, EIOPA, ECB, EBA and BaFin recommend integrating material ESG risks into risk management in order to improve risk-adjusted financial performance in the long term. According to the BaFin Guidance Notice on Dealing with Sustainability Risks, ESG risks should be strategically considered, e.g. by means of SD-KPI Standard 2016-2021, which defines three material ESG KPIs in 68 industries. The SD-KPI Standards represent a mainstream-capable alternative to the restrictive EU taxonomy.

SD-M® offers the following ESG services: 

SD-M in the media: ETF Stream, ETF StrategyNordic Sustainable Investments (NORDSIP), Responsible Investor


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