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NatureAlpha Materiality Map 

Optimise your materiality assessments: enhanced insights, powered by science, driven by human-in-the loop AI.

Providing more detailed insights than ever before on how companies impact nature & are dependent on its resources. Launching June 2024.

Introducing the NatureAlpha Enhanced Materiality Map

Discover the power of differentiation in industry analysis with our Enhanced Materiality Map. Standard metrics often obscure crucial distinctions between companies, categorising diverse sectors into misleadingly similar categories. Our innovative approach refines this process, currently expanding from 157 sub-industry metrics to over 1200 specific categories. This granularity exposes nuanced differences in impacts and dependencies, crucial for informed decision-making and risk assessment across portfolios. Contact us to explore how our enhanced insights can transform your understanding of company-specific risks and opportunities in your portfolio.

 

Detailed insights on nature impacts & dependencies

NatureAlpha's latest Materiality Map addresses critical gaps in materiality assessments, offering greater granularity and applicability for portfolio screening. Informed by TNFD materiality guidance, the latest scientific literature, and advanced AI processing, this plug & play matrix supports informed decision-making for investors and stakeholders alike, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of material impacts and dependencies.

The matrix aims to provide more detailed insights than ever before on how companies impact nature or are dependent on its resources.

 

Methodology: Integrating AI and scientific research

In our approach, primary research into the academic literature on each sub-industry describes its interaction with nature and provides an initial classification. We subsequently make use of the latest generative AI models to refine our research and grading, ensuring data quality and enhancing precision and accuracy. This iterative process allows continuous improvement of metrics as industry and academic knowledge evolve.

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Fine-grained differentiation and validation

This analysis enables metrics to achieve fine-grained differentiation within industries, distinguishing between impacts and dependencies of specific types of activities. Validation against reported company data ensures testing and accuracy where available.

Aligning with global standards

Bringing materiality assessments into alignment to reflect latest sector-specific guidance issued by the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), NatureAlpha’s enhanced materiality metrics offer investors a comprehensive and practical framework for making investment decisions more aligned with nature-positive outcomes.

In today's rapidly evolving landscape of regulations, frameworks, and scientific literature on nature-related financial materiality, the first step in assessing portfolio exposure to nature and biodiversity-related risks often begins with screening for hotspots: highlighting material impacts and dependencies. 

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Academic

Free use of the NatureAlpha Materiality Map for academics & researchers

  • Full access to Materiality Map metrics database

  • Accompanying sector-specific guidance & references

  • Download dataset of sector-based metrics, comprising:

    • Impacts

    • Dependencies

    • High risk commodities flags

    • At-a-glance commentary per impact/dependency

Enterprise

For use by commercial enterprises and institutions in internal assessments only

  • Full access to Materiality Map metrics database

  • Accompanying sector-specific guidance & references

  • Download dataset of sector-based metrics, comprising:

    • Impacts,

    • Dependencies

    • High risk commodities flags

    • At-a-glance commentary per impact/dependency

Enterprise Plus

For use by commercial enterprises and institutions, internal & external use

  • Full access to Materiality Map metrics database

  • Accompanying sector-specific guidance & references

  • Download dataset of sector-based metrics, comprising:

    • Impacts

    • Dependencies

    • High risk commodities flags

    • At-a-glance commentary per impact/dependency

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