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2015-09-08

Sustainalytics: Sustainalytics to Acquire ESG Analytics

Innovative Platform Will be Leveraged to Strengthen Portfolio Analytics and
Company Research

AMSTERDAM and NEW YORK, Sept. 08, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sustainalytics, a
leading provider of ESG and corporate governance research, ratings and
analysis, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to
acquire ESG Analytics, a Zurich-based provider of web-based solutions
designed to assist asset managers and owners analyze and manage ESG risk and
opportunity.

Founded in 2012, ESG Analytics is known for its practical cloud-based software
that utilizes a comprehensive proprietary methodology to evaluate ESG
metrics. In addition to serving conventional investment managers and pension
funds, ESG Analytics has also built a solid reputation in the private equity
space, collecting and analyzing ESG data on portfolio and target companies
and helping managers with reporting to general and limited partners.

"Sustainalytics is committed to innovation through new products and leveraging
technology to enhance the value we provide to clients across a spectrum of
risk identification and mitigation solutions," said Sustainalytics' CEO,
Michael Jantzi. "The acquisition of ESG Analytics, and the addition of its
well-respected and talented team, enhances Sustainalytics' position as an ESG
market leader and will help us accelerate many of our product innovation
initiatives."

ESG Analytics' products have consistently received high marks for their strong
data visualization, intuitive workflows and reliable user experience.

"As the market leader in providing ESG research solutions to institutional
investors, Sustainalytics is an ideal fit for us," said Rina Kupferschmid,
CEO of ESG Analytics. "We are thrilled to be a part of an organization that
can leverage its global footprint and resources to extend the reach of our
innovative risk analytics solutions."

Sven Lidén, CEO of Adveq, said: "We helped to launch ESG Analytics three years
ago because we wanted to further quantify the progress and impact of our
investment activities with regard to environmental, social and governance
aspects. As other industry participants have expressed interest in adopting
the same approach we are delighted that our venture has found a worthy home.
We look forward to continuing our successful cooperation."

The transaction is expected to close this month, subject to customary closing
conditions. Terms are not disclosed.

About Sustainalytics
Headquartered in Amsterdam, Sustainalytics is an independent provider of ESG
and corporate governance research, ratings and analytics, serving investors
around the world with the development and implementation of responsible
investment strategies. With 13 offices globally, Sustainalytics partners with
institutional investors who integrate ESG and corporate governance
information and risk assessments into their investment processes. Today, the
firm has over 200 staff members, including more than 120 analysts with varied
multidisciplinary expertise across 40+ industries. For the past three years,
Sustainalytics was voted best independent responsible investment research
firm in Extel's IRRI survey. For more information, visit
www.sustainalytics.com.

Media Contacts:
Global
Sarah Cohn
sarah.cohn@sustainalytics.com
P) +1 646.963.6944

Europe
Michelle McCann
michelle.mccann@sustainalytics.com
P) +44 20 3695 3627

North America
Melissa Chase
melissa.chase@sustainalytics.com
P) +1 647.317.3646

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Source: Sustainalytics via Globenewswire

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