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Labs are the research and development component of CORE, in which participants create new knowledge to enhance the theory and practice of sustainability ratings. Activities under this component of the CORE program may include:

  • Incubation of new ESG ratings approaches and applications
  • Sector- and issue-based innovations
  • Advanced concepts in blending financial and sustainability ratings

CORE Stakeholders are invited to participate in Labs and to help formulate questions for consideration.

During 2014-2015, GISR convened or participated in Sustainable Beef, Credit Ratings and Supply Chain/Procurement Labs. New Labs are in the design phase and targeted for launch in 2016.