We help clients understand how market dynamics should drive product positioning and market entry strategies. Here are just a few examples.

Regulatory Intervention for ESG Ratings: EASRA’s Position and the Significance of Regulations for ESG Rating Providers

ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) ratings are one of the simplest yet most comprehensive methods available to evaluate the sustainability and ethical practices of a company. ESG ratings or scores, presented in the form of a numeric or an alpha-numeric rating, are provided by an ESG rating agency or ESG rating providers using certain frameworks and methodologies.... Read More »

Financial Inclusion and Smallholder Banks - Trends in Financial Inclusion and Accessibility to Marginalized Communities

Financial Inclusion refers to the efforts made by banks and financial companies to make financial products and services available to different classes of people and businesses, irrespective of personal net worth or commercial scale.... Read More »

Sharia-compliant ESG Investment and Inclusion of Islamic Finance

Sharia investment also known as Islamic finance or Halal investing refers to the field which encourages businesses and individuals to raise capital on the principles of Sharia or Islamic law. These principles prohibit investments in certain sectors such as gambling, tobacco, alcohol, and companies that produce products or services considered harmful or unethical.... Read More »

ESG Landscape in the Middle East Region – Regulation, Investments, Latest Initiatives by Industry Participants

With more than 1/3rd of the global oil resources located in the Middle East as of 2021, Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) is becoming an increasingly important factor for businesses in the Middle East as this region strives to improve sustainability and social responsibility.... Read More »

Fundamentals of Astra - ESG Compliance and Metrics

ESG compliance is fast growing and exercises a significant impact on the business decisions of an organization to function smoothly. It is imperative that a corporation needs to adapt to the fast-changing needs of the market to continue through its dynamics, however, measuring the impact of the change and driving toward the right value is a real challenge... Read More »