Quercus Altmetrics® supports companies in their environmental commitments and their adaptation to new international regulatory requirements.

Global warming and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions related to human activities are at the center of public and private policy priorities. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) adopted in 1992 is now signed by 196 states.

From the Kyoto Protocol (COP3 in 1997) to the Paris Agreement (COP21 in 2015), the objectives are clearly defined:

  • Contain rising temperatures;
  • Strengthen adaptive capacity to the effects of climate change by promoting low-carbon development
  • Adapt financial flows to low-GHG development (greenhouse gas).

Quercus Altmetrics is active in several areas for financial institutions, investors and financial advisors and support companies to adapt to this new framework.

Quercus Altmetrics® (QA) has developed an extensive set of data and tools on European corporate environmental approach and impact. We believe that the quality of the database is the cornerstone of any environmental analysis through its:

  • Completeness: a database needs to be complete.
  • Accuracy: information is subject to validation checks.
  • Reliability: the source of information is analyzed.
  • Consistency: statistical tests are run on homogeneous perimeter
  • Timeliness: information needs to be regular.
  • Independence: data provider has to be independent.

At Quercus Analytics we believe that Data Responsibility is key for Data Quality in order to maintain a high level of confidence in the analysis and its publication

Quercus Analytics has a capacity to adapt and react quickly to its client requests (specific data links). Benefits of using QA Database. Quercus Analytics has created direct links with European corporates (database with all EU ESG contacts) and is maintaining an interactive OpenAccess process.

Quercus Analytics is working on a European Global Environmental Database (EGED) in order to normalize the multiple measures and lighten the extensive work delivered by corporates. This EGED standard is key for financial institutions to deliver homogenous investment analysis.

1 / Measuring the carbon footprint of a portfolio

  • Portfolio carbon valuation (GHG emissions per unit of value, sector positioning and relative values);
  • Accompanying the investor in rating models (the specificities of asset classes and the risk of double counting (1);

2 / Measuring the multi-asset carbon footprint

  • Verification and homogenisation of measurements;
  • For multi-asset investment funds and financial advisors, measuring the carbon footprint of aggregated positions and optimizing exposures;

3 / Quercus Altmetrics Engagement: QA Environment®

  • Accompanied financial and non-financial teams, awareness of international work and regulation in the environmental fields applied to finance;
  • The principles of transparency and definition of commitments for the environment;
  • Referencing the institution in Quercus Altmetrics® databases