Client Profile

Business Overview: A global index provider, specializing in sustainability-driven indices.

Business Need: The client was looking at moving away from existing data provider to:

  • Gain control over data which could then be leveraged across various other products
  • Focus on key tasks such as refining methodology, understanding market trends & new product development

Scope of Engagement

  • Assessment of ~500 companies on Environmental, Social & Governance parameters
  • Exposure analysis: Identifying risk exposure based on companies’ key revenue-generating activities
  • Country analysis: Simulating risk exposure based on company’s presence in various high-risk countries
  • Negative screening: Quantify revenue exposure to certain activities that do not meet ethical criteria

Business impact

  • Ready access to trained staff which enabled setting-up 5 people team on a short notice of 5 weeks
  • Significant reduction in costs with the ability to use collected data across various product streams
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Shweta Upadhyay

HR Manager

She collaborates with various heads for resourse planning and is responsible for recruitment, on-boarding and orientation, organizing people engagement activities, idea generation to influence and motivate employees for work life balance. Aditionally, she prepares management dashboard for resource utilization, project profitability etc. She strongly believe in sustainability as a concept and encourage companies and investors to take the signals seriously. Prior to joining Sustainometric, she was Program manager for student exchange programs GOTA, organising and managing exchange programs.She holds a Master’s degree in Management with a specialisation in Finance and Marketing.

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Sarfaraz Alam

Head of ESG Technology and Service

Sarfaraz is Head of ESG Technology and Service Expansion at Sustainometric. He is responsible for the amalgamation of technology in our research processes and keeps a close eye on technology side of developments in the sustainability research and reporting area. He has spent about 16 years in the financial research. His experience varies from start-ups to fortune 500 companies. In 2010 he was bitten by an entrepreneurial bug and promoted a company to serve the XBRL reporting needs of small reporting companies in the US. Prior to that he has worked with companies ranging from sub consulting to Investment Banking in a variety of Finance and Operations roles including Escorts Securities, Evalueserve, and HSBC. He is an MBA in Finance and Operations from the Indian Institute of Technology. When he is not working, he loves to spend time with family and reading books.

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