Call for tenders' details

Title:
Study on Sustainability Ratings and Research
Contracting authority:
European Commission, DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs...
TED publication date:
09/08/2019
Time limit for receipt of tenders:
23/09/2019
Status:
Closed
Status
03/09/2019
03/09/2019
English (en)
Question details
Scope of work
As per the tender specifications, the analysis will include many different providers: data, indices, ratings, rankings, scores, awards, controversy alerts or portfolio screenings. 1) Are brokers / sell-side analysts included? 2) To the best of our knowledge, awards are rarely used by investors to perform their investment decisisions. What are your expectations on these providers?
03/09/2019
1) All providers of sustainability-related products/services, including sell-side and buy side analysts, should be assessed in the study. The study should establish an exhaustive list of products offered to investors. 2) If it can be substantiated with facts, as you mention, that awards are only rarely used by investors in their investment decisions, less emphasis is expected to be put on awards in the analysis.