LONDON/NEW YORK – Today in London, K2 Integrity announced the launch of a new, first-of-its-kind solution for independent certification of environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies for funds and fund managers. The offering will build on our firm’s global reputation for assisting clients in addressing all manner of risk, meeting regulations and compliance requirements, and our proven track record in assessing, designing, and implementing certifications and trainings for the marketplace.

As co-CEO Andrew Rabinowitz stated, “The need to validate and quantify ESG initiatives has never been greater, as investors, regulators, and other stakeholders pay closer scrutiny to funds’ activities. . . . Funds and fund managers must make sure they are following through on their ESG commitments. This assessment certification complements K2 Integrity’s existing financial crime risk management services and will allow us to remain best-in-class in serving our global clientele through all of their needs, by bringing together ESG, regulatory, legal, industry, training, and certification expertise.”

Under the leadership of Andrew Rabinowitz, K2 Integrity is collaborating with select leading firms such as Maples Group, Kalmus Capital, Novata, Reed Smith, Ernst & Young, RepRisk, and Citco Fund Services, and academics from renowned institutions, including Yale University, Cornell University, University College-London, Carnegie Mellon University, and Columbia University, in the development of ongoing criteria for the certification, ensuring a thorough, meaningful, and independent assessment for funds and fund managers.

Read more about this proprietary ESG certification solution in today’s Wall Street Journal: K2 Launches Certification Against Investment Greenwashing.

Please reach out if we can assist your firm or fund in conducting a detailed review of qualitative and quantitative metrics to verify that you are in compliance with ESG best practices.