SD-M® GmbH uses the proprietary SD-KPI standards in a cooperation with the world's second largest ESG research agency Sustainalytics, a Morningstar company. The SD-KPIs are modeled using Sustainalytics' 42 peer groups and ESG indicators and quantitatively scored with values between 0 and 100 since 2009.
The SD-KPInform® database evaluates SD-KPIs for more than 12,500 companies worldwide. SD-KPInform allows asset owners, investment managers and index providers the systematic integration of material ESG indicators into investment processes for equity and fixed income (SD-KPIntegration®).
Due to the high degree of overlap between SD-KPI and SASB standards, SD-KPInform can be used as a proxy and historical database for SASB and International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB).