Substantive Research has been mapping the research provider universe since January 2015 for over 70 asset managers in Europe and the US. The ESG research and data market is where this map has been evolving most quickly in response to needs and available budget from investors.

Whilst there are a handful of incumbents in the ESG data market, the market place is opening up to a large number of new entrants offering data supply in a range of different areas of the ESG universe. Our ESG Discovery Database has already highlighted new launches designed to address the buy side’s current frustrations with the existing landscape. We often hear from clients that their data requirements are not being met by their existing ESG data providers.

In order to ensure that our ESG mapping messages are insightful and actionable, we have been conducting a short survey amongst our asset management clients that seeks to collate their underlying data needs and requirements. It has been a fascinating process with great response, so we have opened this up to any buy side firms interested in participating. All participants will receive a full report on the survey and the key takeaways.