TORONTO, Dec. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sustainalytics, a leading provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and analysis, has been named the "Best Independent Socially Responsible Investing Research Firm" for the third consecutive year in the Independent Research in Responsible Investment (IRRI) survey. More than 1,000 investment professionals from 500 institutions across 35 countries participated in the annual global survey conducted by Extel and SRI-CONNECT.
Sustainalytics also ranked among the three best independent corporate governance research firms and was recognized for its innovative thematic research. Sustainalytics' research analysts earned the most top ten spots of any provider in the "Best Analyst for SRI Research," "Best Analyst for Corporate Governance Research" and "Best Client Service/Sales Representative" categories.
"We applaud Extel and SRI-CONNECT for undertaking such an important market survey," said Michael Jantzi, CEO of Sustainalytics. "For us to be recognized as the leading responsible investing research firm for the third consecutive year is truly an honour—one that is particularly notable because it directly reflects the views of the global asset owners and asset managers that we strive to serve every day."
The Extel Survey is considered the leading benchmark for excellence in investment banking and asset management. The full results of the survey are available on the Extel website and the results video can be accessed here.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, Sustainalytics is an independent ESG research and analysis firm supporting investors around the world with the development and implementation of responsible investment strategies. With 13 offices globally, Sustainalytics partners with institutional investors who integrate environmental, social and governance information and assessments into their investment decisions. Today, the firm has nearly 200 staff members, including more than 100 analysts with varied multidisciplinary expertise of more than 40 industries. For the past three years, Sustainalytics was voted best independent sustainable and responsible investment research firm in Extel's IRRI survey. For more information, visit www.sustainalytics.com.