What is Arabesque S-Ray®?
What is Arabesque
The Arabesque S-Ray® is a unique tool that allows anyone to monitor the sustainability of over 7,000 of the world’s largest corporations.
Smart and simple to use, Arabesque S-Ray® looks beneath a company’s surface by assessing its extra financial performance, helping us to better understand its value to society.
Through machine learning and big data, Arabesque S-Ray® systematically combines over 200 environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics with news signals from over 30,000 sources published in over 170 countries.
It is the first tool of its kind to rate companies on the normative principles of the United Nations Global Compact: Human Rights, Labour Rights, the Environment, and Anti-Corruption (GC Score). Additionally, Arabesque S-Ray® provides an industry-specific assessment of companies’ performance on financially material sustainability criteria (ESG Score).
Both scores are combined with a preferences filter that allows anyone to better understand each company’s business involvements, and how those activities align with personal values.
Arabesque S-Ray® is the next generation transparency lens that can empower all stakeholders to make better decisions for a more sustainable future.
How does it work?
Arabesque S-Ray® can be used in four unique ways to evaluate companies:
- GC Score (0-100) – a normative assessment of each company based on the core principles of the United Nations Global Compact.
- ESG Score (0-100) – a sector specific analysis of each company’s performance on financially material environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues.
- Preferences Filter – a search tool that allows anyone to check the business involvements of companies against their personal values.
Arabesque S-Ray® analyses companies based on the four core principles of the United Nations Global Compact (GC):
- Human rights
- Labour rights
- The environment
With more than 12,000 corporate signatories from over 160 countries, the Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. It calls on companies and stakeholders to conduct business responsibly, and to pursue opportunities that advance sustainable development goals. With Arabesque S-Ray®, these principles are quantified for the first time, with the potential to inspire more companies to take shared responsibility and join the Global Compact in its commitment to achieve a sustainable and inclusive global economy.
Arabesque S-Ray® incorporates sector-specific assessments of company performance across financially material environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. Each company is scored within the context of its industry environment, based on factors that have a significant relationship with future financial performance. The result is a proprietary ESG score for each company, providing an assessment of long-term financial performance.
We aim to make sustainable investing attractive and available to all. And at its core, this means aligning day-to-day investment and purchasing decisions with personal preferences. Built with this in mind, Arabesque S-Ray® enables investors and consumers alike to research the business involvements of companies based on their own values, empowering everyone to make more informed decisions on how and where they use their money. The Preferences Filter offers selection tools based on the location, size and activities of a company, together with business involvements and faith compliance.