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Meet our Berlin and London based team.

SDiD is a boutique ESG data and technology company
established in 2020 with key offices in Berlin and London.

Our team of ESG asset management and sustainability specialists research and develop sustainability metrics and tools.
We collaborate with strategic partners and academia, working to align with regulations and developing new insights.

Our global focus is reflected in the diverse geographies we serve and research.

We create online tools and software solutions for companies and investment firms to measure
and manage sustainable development contributions in operations and portfolios.

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White paper: Circular Economy and the EU Taxonomy - August 2023

From vision to reality: Circular Economy is an essential part of the EU Taxonomy.

What does it mean for investors and companies?

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SDiD data research supports investors and companies to mainstream Circular Economy and bring it to scale.

Study on ESG reporting in Europe

This survey, conducted for the fifth time, is an assessment of the current sustainability
reporting status of 325 European companies included in 9 stock market indices.
In the past years, a number of new ESG-related rules and regulations came into force which,
in a nutshell, will require companies to disclose more non-financial information.

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We have 4 primary pillars and differentiators:

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Primary ESG Research Focus

Our results are based on extensive in-house primary research

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Circular Economy

We specialize in Circular Economy research
and provide bespoke research services

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ESG Scoring

We focus on understanding ESG data,
building effective scoring systems,
and supporting implementation for sustainability agendas,
like our proprietary Circular Economy Score ®.

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We develop visualization frameworks for generic ESG data
and specific ESG data, like the Company Carbon Neutrality Tracker

Circular Economy reporting – a global study

In March 2020, the European Commission adopted the new circular economy action plan (CEAP). It is one of the seven building blocks of the European Green Deal, Europe's agenda for sustainable growth.

Furthermore, as part of the EU “Sustainable Finance Action Plan” the EU Taxonomy, which came into force in July 2020, aims at establishing a clear classification system to mobilise finance for sustainable growth. The EU Taxonomy includes “The Transition to a Circular Economy”.

This study, conducted for the first time in 2023, analyses the current reporting status of 443 companies included in 13 world’s leading stock market indices across five production oriented sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples, Industrials, Materials and Information Technology. SDiD is a Circular Economy data boutique and has one of the world’s most comprehensive set of Circular Economy data.

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Our team

Vlad Fridman

Vlad Fridman – Founder

Serial entrepreneur with number of exits

Expert in online platform business

Erik van Buuren

Erik van Buuren – Founder / CEO

Circular economy and ESG investment expert

Chief analyst global equities

Irina Alabina

Irina Alabina – CMO

Strategy and business development

MBA, MDes Innovation Design

Anna Shmidt

Anna Shmidt – Sustainability Analysis Assistant

Graduate psychologist, The Humboldt Foundation scholarship

The German Chancellor fellowship

Katharina Staab

Katharina Staab – Sustainability Analyst

Speciality focus: biodiversity and ecosystems

M.Sc. Ecological Engineering, B.Sc. Geoecology

Franziska Ihle

Franziska Ihle – Sustainability Analyst

ESG and carbon management specialist

M.A. Sustainability Economics and Management