Green Alpha Advisors Acquires ASSET4’s ESG Information Solution to Enhance its Investment Process

26 August 2008

Green Alpha Advisors, LLC, a Boulder, Colorado based SEC registered investment advisor (RIA) that specializes in environmentally sound investment strategies and ASSET4 AG, the leading provider of objective and measurable environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) information, today jointly announced that Green Alpha Advisors has acquired a subscription for the ASSET4 ESG information solution. Green Alpha Advisors plans to use the ASSET4 information to enhance its investment process that assesses each company on the basis of financial, business and environmental vectors of performance.

“With the assetmasterProfessional™ system and its Excel Add-In functionality, we will be able to incorporate ASSET4’s objective and transparent database of corporate ESG performance directly into our fundamental research,” said Green Alpha Advisors Co-Founder and CIO, Maria N. Potapov, CFA. “Our investment process integrates bottom-up fundamental research with robust quantitative methodologies to provide a series of passive (indices) and active (customized portfolios) investment vehicles exclusively constructed from securities of issuers with eco-efficient business models. ASSET4’s database that includes over 2,300 companies and over 250 key performance indicators, as well as access to the data sources is an enormous resource that will enhance our research process.”

“Green Alpha Advisors is one of the growing number of investment firms to recognize that the transition to an eco-efficient economy provides an opportunity for investors to achieve more return per unit of risk than alternative capital allocations,” said Ted Yarnell, ASSET4 VP of the Americas. “Up until now Green Alpha Advisors has been doing their own research to identify and monitor eco-efficient businesses that are transforming factors such as energy security, technological innovations, globalization and climate change into strong growth drivers. By integrating the ASSET4 information into their proprietary valuation methods, risk management techniques and optimization algorithms, Green Alpha Advisors will be able to rely on the depth and breadth of our information to enhance their on-going investment research capabilities and make them more efficient.”

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