Industry professionals, including portfolio managers, risk managers, investment researchers, and investment banking professionals, face challenges in identifying and assessing environmental risks associated with their investment portfolios. To address these challenges, RC Physical Assets offers a comprehensive global dataset of spatially explicit physical asset points linked to companies, enriched with essential material data points.
Using RC Physical Assets, professionals can conduct both portfolio-level and asset-level ESG risk analysis of environmental exposure and performance through spatial data overlays. The dataset establishes critical connections between physical assets and their operating companies, as well as their immediate and ultimate parent owners. Key data points, including commodities, capacity, toxicity, controversies/fines, biodiversity indicators, and more, are surfaced, enabling in-depth risk screening at scale.
This powerful tool enables professionals to analyse various spatial ESG issues, such as biodiversity intactness and loss, deforestation, degradation, erosion, and air, soil, and water contamination. By leveraging the data within RC Physical Assets, they gain valuable insights into asset-level environmental impacts, dependencies, and risks for the biosphere, lithosphere, and hydrosphere.
Moreover, RC Physical Assets is integrated into a comprehensive ESG Knowledge Graph, facilitating contextual analysis of related ESG concepts, company data, news, and other data types. This holistic approach allows for a deeper understanding of the broader ESG landscape and its implications for investment decisions.
For compliance purposes, RC Physical Assets empowers professionals to conduct asset level screening in alignment with various regulatory requirements, including EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR), Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), and biodiversity impacts and intactness criteria. The inclusion of contextual data, such as Toxicity Scores and pollution release volumes, helps in identifying high-risk assets, understanding material risks, and shaping targeted ESG engagement strategies.
By utilising RC Physical Assets, investment professionals can confidently make informed decisions, engage in sustainable investment practices, and contribute to positive environmental impacts while ensuring long-term financial viability.