Turning Data into Results

A brief Overview of Financial Environmetrics & Neural Technologies Environmetrics, www.environmetrics.org is the study of quantitative environmental metrics. It applies to subjects that address a range of environmental issues, ranging from the valuation of Natural Capital, the establishment of quantitatively based GHG Intensity standards through to establishment of quantitive global ESG standards. All these complex data…

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Who is Probus Sigma?

Probus Sigma is an independent environmental investment technical research and development facility, based in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, the home of international standards and environmental research. The company is owned by its staff and partners. What does Probus Sigma do? Probus Sigma concerns itself with two main product areas: Environmentally based standards that are constructed and…

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Standards: The Key to an Effective ESG Solution

Good ESG policies for a company are expected to provide environmental, social and governance improvements along with defined risk reduction benefits. Properly designed and implemented ESG policies will not only improve the operating characteristics of a company but will benefit society as a whole. Further, ESG ratings systems, as well as the financial products and…

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The Next Generation of Environmentally based Investment Risk Tools

Since the launch of the groundbreaking Sigma ESG predictive risk assessment tool based upon the original highly successful Sigma Algorhym, which provides non prescriptive, non exclusionary, quantative ESG information with  third party verification of claim, Sigma II now takes ESG risk definition to a whole new level. Financial Academia, ESG Researchers and ESG technical specialists…

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Umbrella ESG Standards

It is one of Probus Sigma’s five main objectives to create and maintain an “umbrella standard” in order to produce a common framework within which market investment solutions in SRI can be achieved. It goes without saying that this benchmark is transparent, neutral and free of conflicts of interest or corporate and political bias. But…

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Sigma: In facts & figures

What is Sigma? Sigma is… The next generation of ESG risk metrics. An investment metrics tool designed to provide reliable, accurate and transparent metrics to rate risk in Sustainability by applying proprietary standards-based financial technology. Designed to provide one common international ESG standard. Interoperable in 161 countries. Compliant with World Trade Organisation (WTO), International Trade…

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The Next Generation of ESG Risk Metrics An Introduction to FESG

The Next Generation of ESG Risk Metrics An Introduction to FESG Introducing F.E.S.G, The Fourth Dimension of Advanced ESG Analytics. Probus Sigma Research & Two leading Professors of Economics who specialize in Neural Finance Technologies have invested eight and seven years respectively to solve the issue of defining quantitively based Financial, Environmental, Social and Governance…

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SME Sustainability Challenges and Solutions: It’s the journey, not the destination that matters

The Challenge: Why SMEs are unable to comply with Sustainability through SRI/CSR For some time the concept of sustainability has been a substantial topic amongst the large listed corporations who have presented Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) and Corporate Social Responsibility, (CSR) as representing Sustainability. This has led to a “top down” culture and with it…

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A note on the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO)

Probus Sigma is the only research and development facility in the world that is currently concentrating on developing and maintaining investment grade, private standards that are compliant with the requirements and technical development methodologies established by the ISO (International Organisation for Standardization). Probus Sigma has developed, advised and managed such standards with a perpetual view…

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Sustainability Nears A Tipping Point

In the summer of 2010, Jos de Wit, a senior research associate for Eastman Chemical Co., was thinking about $50,000, Kenya, and HydroPack, a paper-thin, five-by-seven-inch bag that could transform contaminated water from virtually any source — sewage, floodwater, swimming pools — into a nutritious drink.

Regulations That Value ESG-Long Term

Philippe Desfossés, Director, RAFP: Governments must design regulations that value ESG/long term A Glut of Debt and Unsustainable Pension Promises Requires an ESGand Long-Term Institutional Sustainability Fix by Philippe Desfossés | January 3rd, 2012 For too long, western economies have been indulging themselves in cheap credit and over-consumption. As Herbert Stein once said “If something cannot…

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Probus Set To Launch Verified Global ESG Compliance Protocol

The Outsource Solution from the ESG Experts at Probus Sigma The requirement for all Fund Managers, on and offshore, to implement and integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policies and procedures within the overall investment matrix is now clearly a ‘must have’ if they want to stay in business. Probus recently reviewed the characteristics of…

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