Sustainability Monitoring is an independent ESG research, ratings, and analytics firm that offers services for the public and private sector. Our mission is to advance sustainable development in Russia, helping all stakeholders, from corporates to investors, become an active member in the ESG ecosystem.
Sustainability Monitoring develops and implements projects and strategies that create long-term opportunities for companies, governments and organizations in the Russian Federation. Sustainable corporate strategies are necessary for all entities in the face of climate change and the energy transition. We prepare you for the transformation of the global economy and society.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are as important as ever for the economic and social development of the Russian Federation. In 2020, the Russian government set out key strategic goals for 2030, nearly half of which are fully aligned with the UN SDGs. The private sector is set to play an important role in shaping the new agenda. More and more Russian companies are incorporating ESG practices into business operations and are setting key performance targets pegged to the SGDs.
What gives us our competitive edge?
of corporate data in the field of sustainable development in the Russian Federation
leading companies in multiple industries in the dataset
studies with research and analytics on parent companies and the relationship between environmental data and economic variables
Unique data access
We verify, study and analyze ESG ratings and indices provided by the independent environmental agency ERA, which has over 15 years of experience in data analytics
Expert knowledge about sustainable development
Sustainability Monitoring dissects and analyzes trend reports, non-financial disclosures, industry reviews, expert articles, and legal frameworks.
Best practices and case studies
We assemble best practices and most effective case studies in the field of sustainable development in Russia and around the world.
Launching your own project
We support the research, development, and implementation of ESG strategies and projects and offer support in ESG management.
We highlight the importance of international standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). We also utilize industry expertise of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and offer corporate consulting in BCorp certification.
Education from A to Z
Educational courses and workshops, developed specifically for your company, looking at sectoral, regional, and key performance benchmarks.
What makes Sustainability Monitroring unique?
Sustainability Montiroting performs ESG analytics on the basis of “Open Era” data, which contains ESG data of Russian companies for more than 15 years. The database is continuously updated and enriched with data directly from companies as well as from open sources.
Open Era based analytics allows us to bring information and analytical products (ratings, benchmarks, indices) to the market with a high level of credibility. Our data base can be used by companies as a tool for ESG development in Russia.
Sustainability Monitoring Russia consists of a highly experienced team with a deep knowledge of the sustainable development agenda. A proven track record is the foundation of our success and guarantees the quality of our research and a successful implementation of corporate projects.
Julia has more than 14 years of experience working in IT and the media industry for RBC, the United company “Afisha-Rambler”, and Yandex.
From 2019 to 2020 Julia worked as Managing Director of the Moscow Center for Urban Studies. Julia is an expert in sustainable development, strategic management, and industrial transition. Since 2014, Julia has been included in the TOP 1000 Russian Managers list.
Berend is an environmental economist with an MSc in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Berend works for venture capital impact fund, Phase2.Earth, where he integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into the investment decision-making process. He has also worked at the Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA) in climate adaptation finance.
Gleb is an expert in ESG investment and finance. He achieved his BSc at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and his MBA at ESADE.
Gleb completed the 2021 CFA ESG Certificate. Gleb’s professional experience includes Hanaco VC, an Israeli venture capital fund, Kola Reserve, a premium tourism destination in the North of Russia, and BJF, where he worked in retail banking.
Olga has been leading various research centers and agencies for more than 7 years.
Olga headed RBC Market Research, a research center of the Moscow Center for Urban Studies. The center carried out large-scale research projects and social surveys. Olga has 10+ years experience in financial and business analysis.
Derk is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Sustainability Monitoring Russia. Sauer began his career as an editor, correspondent and reporter for various magazines.
In 1979, he became editor-in-chief of Nieuwe Revu magazine. In 1989 he moved to Russia, where he founded the company Independent Media. In Russia, Sauer launched numerous brands such as as Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, Men’s Health, Vedomosti newspaper, The Moscow Times, etc. From 2012 to 2015 he was the President of the media holding RBC.
Alyona is an expert on non-financial reporting of companies in accordance with GRI, TCFD and CDP.
Owns methods for calculating the carbon footprint of products based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. He specializes in assessing the environmental impact of large industrial enterprises and the social aspects of doing business in Russia. Leads a group of industry analysts.
Alexander is a specialist in the field of environmental and economic research, an expert in sustainable development.
Candidate of Biological Sciences, author of more than 150 scientific papers. Founder of the independent environmental and energy agency “Era”. Worked at Interfax, the Institute for Nature Protection. He was trained at the World Bank Institute on the course “Economic Analysis of Ecosystem Services”.