On behalf of the German Federal Environment Ministry and with participation of leading sustainable investors/analysts, who influence sustainable assets of c. Euro 2 trillion with offices in all important industrial countries, Dr. Axel Hesse (SD-M) has defined the three most important Sustainable Development Key Performance Indicators (SD-KPIs) for the business development of 68 industries in the next five years (according to the MSCI/S&P Global Industry Classification Standard, GICS).
The participants have been Credit Agricole Cheuvreux, Dexia Asset Management, Ethix SRI Advisors, GES Investment Services, Hermes, imug/EIRIS, KLD Research & Analytics, RiskMetrics Group, Sarasin, Social Investment Forum Japan, Societe Generale, Sustainalytics and Vigeo.
SD-KPIs have been called a "minimum reporting standard" for sustainability information in annual reports/management commentaries according to the EU accounting law by the German Federal Environment Ministry.
For leading European pensions funds with Euro 460 billion of assets under management long-term investments based on the SD-KPI concept offer high outperformance potential in comparison to broader sustainable research approaches.
SD-M consults asset owners and asset managers regarding the integration of SD-KPIs in mandates and investment products under the trademarks SD-KPInvest and SD-KPIndex.