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Founded in Geneva in 2001, Covalence tracks the ESG reputation of companies using media monitoring, artificial intelligence and human analysis.

We offer news sentiment analytics as well as ESG ratings and data to analysts, investors and academics.

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

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 AI-powered scoring system compares corporate disclosures to news sentiment

Covalence and Sussland & Co offer the ZKB Tracker Certificate Dynamic on Sustainable Swiss Small and Mid-Caps

Covalence provides the European Commission with companies’ disclosure and reputation scores related to the SDGs

Proud to be part of Team Quantagon winning the Eagle Alpha ESG Data Hackathon in May 2021

Covalence’s expertise is useful for reputation management, Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) metrics and documenting the impact of companies.

Our main differentiators are: news based-data covering negative and positive issues; special skills on the S of ESG; forward-looking reputation score enabling to assess the credibility of sustainability commitments and identify greenwashing risks.

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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