Our clients expect a report that is detailed enough to provide them with relevant information, while remaining concise so that it does not take up too much of their scarce time. They also need references to the sources of our information for further reading.

ECOFACT Quarterly provides an update on risks, standards, tools and best practices that are relevant from a reputational risk perspective.

This briefing includes an overview of key developments in environmental and social risk, monitors key sector risks, and addresses emerging risks for financial institutions. It provides an update on international standards and on the business case for environmental and social risk management. It also presents the policies and guidelines applied by other organizations, as well as new tools and databases.

Sample reports

The sample report includes the editorial, excerpts from three tables, and a limited selection of news items from the full report.

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One year subscription

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Issues may be shared with the environmental and social risk experts working within your organization (a maximum of 20 persons). To share the report with a larger group of recipients, please contact us for a group subscription.

*As a contribution to sustainable banking practices in emerging markets, ECOFACT offers reduced rates.


The ECOFACT Quarterly research process consists of four steps:

  • Firstly, ECOFACT collects information from international newspapers and specialized periodicals.
  • Secondly, we regularly visit the websites of the most relevant NGOs, international organizations, private and academic research centers, environmental and sustainability think-tanks, and government agencies.
  • Thirdly, we screen specialized newsletters.
  • Finally, we contact the organizations in charge of international environmental and social standards.

The content is organized into four levels:

  • Each item of information is headed by a title providing sufficient information to allow the reader to digest the report in less than five minutes.
  • Subsequently, a brief abstract summarizes the key facts.
  • Additionally, if appropriate, a short comment illustrates why this information might matter.
  • Finally, a link to the original source allows the reader to drill down further into the subject.

Content selection for the briefing follows three criteria:

  • Information on environmental and social risks that was
  • Published (in most cases) over the past quarter, and is
  • Relevant from the reputational risk perspective of a financial institution.

The scope covers the ten principles of the UN Global Compact.