ESG Due Diligence

Uncover new insights to help inform your investment decisions – integrate open-source intelligence into your ESG risk framework.

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Neotas’ ESG screening identifies and monitors the ‘networks’ of your customers/suppliers.

Quickly uncover the depth of a company’s operations, including management, governance, suppliers, customers, stakeholders, employees and environmental concerns.

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Deep dive into supply chain risks

We help you build a clear and concise company risk profile.

Rapidly interrogate the largest traditional databases in the world, as well as 100% of public online data including 600bn+ archived web pages.

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Clear risk reporting, efficiently delivered

We understand that decisions are critical and you want insights faster. Our advanced technology enables us to interrogate billions of data points four times faster than traditional processes.

We deliver clear, concise, accurate findings that focus on relevant red flags only, all with zero false positives.

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Monitor for ongoing compliance

ESG reporting and benchmarking tends to represent a point in time, but this out-of-date information cannot predict an impending ESG risk or disaster.

Identify supplier ESG risk using real-time online data and monitor the risks that are most important to you.

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Resources

View recent cases and see how open-source intelligence can help lower ESG risk.

Case Study

ESG Risks Uncovered In Investigation For Global Private Equity Firm

Investigation into a company and its supply chain revealed major environmental, social and financial risks. …Read more

Blog

Neotas join fight To prevent human trafficking

Modern Slavery and human trafficking are some of the most widespread crimes in the world. An estimated 40.3 million people……Read more

What our clients say

“Our partnership with Neotas gives our Intelligence team unrivalled access to cutting-edge technology, enhancing the comprehensiveness, speed and consistency of our integrity due diligence and open source intelligence service delivery for our clients. “

PwC UK

“Neotas searches go deeper than traditional due diligence checks by ‘spidering out’ across the entire internet and their proprietary AI technology helps them analyse vast quantities of data at speed.”

Coller Capital

“A fast and responsive team, providing us with easy to understand, comprehensive and cost effective outputs.”

CEO, Investment Firm

“Neotas have become an important partner, helping us develop our due diligence capabilities as we expand our financing offering into new geographies. Neotas present investigative findings in an easily digestible format. They are responsive to our business requirements and flexible in the way they approach our engagements, key reasons why we continue to expand our relationship.”

Channel Capital Advisors LLP

“Social media screening is an important element of the services we offer to our clients, working with Neotas gives us access to industry leading information and reports. They give us excellent support and are always responsive to our requirements”

Leading UK Screening Company

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is ESG risk assessment important?

Non-compliance with ESG regulations could lead to legal liabilities and fines for the buyer, while they may also inherit reputational damage. For private equity and investment firms looking to acquire a business, conducting ESG due diligence will help to prevent uncovering damaging information further down the line.

We already conduct ESG due diligence. What is Neotas’s differentiation?

We provide an external lens that does not rely on ‘self-reporting’. We can proactively monitor, in almost real-time all the key ESG risk factors. Beyond regulatory compliance, we can help predict future ESG risks and save losses (both monetary and reputational).

Does Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) help the ESG decision-making process?

Yes. As ESG data is generally time-lagged, open-source intelligence techniques built into our Platform (ESG ‘trackers’) can generate almost real-time information. This will give you a clear picture of the ESG risks now and help to predict any potential issues. See more from Coller Capital on the use of OSINT for ESG due diligence.

When should you conduct ESG due diligence?

As early as possible in the due diligence process. Whilst we can quickly highlight any ‘red-flag’ issues, these may take time to rectify. These ‘red flags’ may delay a transaction, but we view this as preferable to later, writing down the valuation!

Will considering ESG risk give me a competitive advantage?

ESG compliance enhances a company’s valuation as well as reduces business and reputational risks. It also attracts quality investors and ensures compliance. Fixing ESG issues later can be very costly and can damage shareholder value.

How does ESG create value for organisations?

Companies with high ESG ratings typically exhibit a lower cost of capital, less volatile earnings, and lower market risk than companies with low ESG ratings. However, the lack of standardisation between ESG benchmarks as well as an incentive to provide AAA ratings might raise concerns as to the rigour of these checks – Neotas can help to ensure that your supply chain is as sustainable and as compliant as you claim.

What are the key risk indicators covered by ESG due diligence?

We will look at all aspects of a ‘digital footprint’ to uncover risk, whether that be financial crime, fraud, modern slavery, exploitation of works, unsafe workplace practices, environmental concerns. We have often uncovered risks where the client least expected it.

Can you provide international ESG risk management?

Yes, our investigations are global. We process over 200 languages and we are not limited by international jurisdictions. We select only the relevant ESG factors tailored to your circumstances and offer a complete service.

Is ESG due diligence a separate service provided by Neotas?

We are able to provide ESG due diligence either as a standalone service, or as an integrated part of our wider enhanced due diligence services. Our team will develop a solution that fits your business needs and budget.

What do your reports contain?

Our reports provide clearly flagged risks using a traffic light system (red/amber/green) with detailed evidence, a network association visual map, an audit trail and a list of all the sources used. We also look to enhance our reports by providing context to all the risks flagged.

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