InvestAssure Ltd - NIMBUS
- Environmental data
- Social data
- Governance data
- Verification/certification data
- ESG risk data
What data do you provide?
NIMBUS is a database of 18,000 (and growing) corporate ESG ‘risk alerts’ for companies operating across the Asia-Pacific region. We monitor ~12,000 companies. The alerts, going back to 2009, relate to allegations, incidents, accidents and negative commentary in the public arena, largely on the web. We classify and organise the data in a way that is meaningful to the investment, lending, and sourcing processes. 22 risk categories cover the full range of issues across the ESG spectrum, including ongoing allegations, recent events, historical impacts, and damage, as well as planned projects and developments. The data are available as regular monitoring reports, one-off look-ups, to support due diligence, and analyses to show sector and market trends.
Where and how do you source your data?
We use a combination of automated and manual web scanning, together with local research, to maximise return on our effort. Our data are mined largely from ~1,500 internet sources, including news media, 165 NGOs, industrial and trade media, government databases and social media. We look deeper than a standard subscription to core news services would offer, by using our own web scanning system.
Our process has four core steps:
- Basic automated web research;
- Manual filtering for relevance and significance;
- Targeted local research
- Risk alert write-up, classification, and database entry.
Who are the data users?
Our clients fall into three categories of application: ESG analysis, due diligence management and portfolio risk monitoring. Users can access the database online as well as receiving regular monitoring reports customised to their needs.
What is the cost for your data offering?
It’s basically a subscription-based service. The costs depend very much on how you want to access the data, what level of analysis is required, how many users require a licence and how many companies you may require to be monitored in a customised portfolio. Online database access can cost £150 per month, per user. Typical annual monitoring costs are equivalent to £5-10 per company monitored. Customised analyses and reports can be prepared on a fixed fee basis.