business intelligence for sustainble leadership

sustainability implementation

Zurich-based SolAvis is the continuation of SolAbility in a different form. SolAbility is a Korea-based sustainability consultancy  that has developed and implemented sustainability strategy and management systems for a number of Korean corporations.

Sustainability strategy and management tools developed by SolAbility have helped three Korean companies to become DJSI World sustainability super-sector leaders in their respective industry:

  • KT (Korea Telecom), supersector leader communication sector for 3 consecutive years
  • Lotte Shopping (retail),  supersector leader retail sector for 4 consecutive years
  • GS Engineering & Construction, supersector leader building materials and construction sector 2012

The Dow Jones World Sustainability Index is the most important corporate sustainability benchmark globally, annually evaluating the sustainability management and performance of the World's largest 2'500 companies. Only 19 of these 2'500 are considered "supersector leaders".

Mandates executed for corporate clients included design of  overall sustainability strategy, as well as development and implementation of specific sustainability management policies and tools, including  implementation of corporate-wide KPI tracking and reporting systems, risk management (both strategic risk management and project-related risk evaluation and management tools), ethical behaviour excellence and risk reduction,  environmental management strategy, data management, and energy/GHG emission reduction strategy, supply chain management systems, HR development management, stakeholder engagement, and external communication (integrated sustainability reporting).

The knowledge and expertise that has made 3 global sustainability leaders is now concentrated in SolAvis.

sustainability research

We have published a range of independent, non-commercial research reports in order to contribute to reconciliation of business, societal, and environmental interest and encourage the discussion on sustainability.

The “Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index” evaluates 176 countries according to their capability to sustain and increase inclusive wealth – economically, environmentally and socially.

Other publications are focussed around ESG/SRI, and corporate sustainability.

sustainable investment

Thanks to a unique research methodology based on bottom-line impacts of sustainabilty management and performance, SolAbility's SolA 50 Index of Korean companies has outperformed the market as well as sustainability benchmarks each year by more than 5% since inception in 2007. An SRI fund based on SolAbility research achieved the best performance amongst comparable Korean investment products for 6 consecutive years.


Developed susainability management systems that made 3 DJSI supersector leaders

Developed report concept and data reporting structure for Kia Motors - chosen most innovative report amongst 4'00 entries

Superior research methodology allowed for identification of outstanding sustainable investment value

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