ESG Research in emerging markets: Why is Solaron at the forefront?
With a team of more than 82 analysts fluent in 23 languages across 15 emerging markets, Solaron Sustainability Services has been able to conduct ground level primary research directly in the relevant markets. Our name "Solar-On" signifies the work of our global analyst team in bringing light to company policy and performance in areas of the world where disclosure levels are low and transparency is severely limited. Through ground level investment research, Solaron is creating a silent revolution - effectively reducing the investment community's overdependence on publicly available information and providing an information advantage via primary, direct data collection. Everyone is wiser after a crisis, but it takes much more than hard work, local access and intelligence to highlight risks and opportunities on the horizon before they arise. In June 2010, Solaron published an article predicting many of the informational issues that led to the recent microfinance crisis. This article (available here) also predicts that further crises will continue to appear unless there is a fundamental change in our Investment processes.