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Founded in 2001 in Geneva, Covalence helps investors integrate ESG factors with its AI-powered scoring system comparing corporate disclosures to news sentiment.

We offer ratings, news data, reports, and advisory supporting investment management, portfolio reporting and ESG assessments.

In 2021 Covalence was celebrating its 20th anniversary. Thank you for your confidence over the years.

Since 2001 Covalence has been evaluating companies according to Environment, Social and Governance criteria (ESG)

Antoine Mach and Marc Rochat founded Covalence to help companies and investors integrate ESG issues

And to respond to the international community’s call for sustainable development

Our services : investment solutions, ESG ratings and data, and portfolio advisory

Our semi-automated approach integrates and compares corporate disclosures and news sentiment

It is based on multiple sources of information and relies on web monitoring, artificial intelligence together with human analysis

Covalence co-manages the Peacebuilding Business Index defining the universe of the Cadmos – Peace Investment Fund.

Our main differentiators are: news based-data covering negative and positive issues; strength in the S of ESG; forward-looking data enabling to assess the credibility of sustainability commitments.

Our clients are found among asset owners, wealth managers, asset managers, benchmarks, rating agencies, corporates, international organisations, universities and learning centers.

Corporate disclosures vs news sentiment

To assess the contribution of companies to sustainable development, we consider their practices as well as their impact on society and the environment.

The Covalence approach is based on a diversity of sources of information and relies on web monitoring and artificial intelligence together with human analysis. We compare ESG data publicly reported by companies (disclosure) to online narrative content reflecting the perceptions of stakeholders such as the media and NGOs (reputation).

Our dynamic, granular, news-based data covers ESG practices (GRI-inspired criteria), impact (SDG, SFDR), materiality (SASB), and forward-looking statements.

This approach allows users to track inconsistencies, monitor changes and benefit from timely alternative data. The information is delivered in an actionable format to support ESG risk exposure mitigation and long term value creation.

The co-founders, Antoine Mach and Marc Rochat, firmly believe in the economic value of sustainability: a robust ESG rating reflects a company’s stakeholder trust and its ability to identify and manage relevant social and environmental issues. It is an indicator of corporate management quality, strategic vision, risk management and opportunity creation as well as brand positioning and overall resilience of the company’s business model: elements that are all positively perceived and valued by the markets.


Awards and recognitions

Co-managed by Covalence’s Antoine Mach, the CAS Sustainable Finance offered by Haute école de gestion de Genève received the prize for Best Pedagogical Innovation at the FIR-PRI Finance & Sustainability Awards 2019.

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