Founded in 2001, Two Sigma Advisers is a financial sciences company that combines inquiry, data analysis and invention to solve challenges in investment management, insurance, securities, private equity and venture capital. It has over 1,800 employees and offices in New York, Houston and Portland in USA and London, UK, Tokyo, Japan, Hong Kong and Shanghai, China.
In terms of its approach to senior leadership accountability, Two Sigma Advisers has an opportunity to link the remuneration of its executive and management teams to sustainability performance criteria. Furthermore, no evidence was found that the financial institution is committed to gender equality and women’s empowerment. It has an opportunity to disclose the proportion of women in senior leadership roles as well as how it addresses any gender pay gaps. The financial institution has an opportunity to describe its engagement approach on sustainability themes and impact topics with investees.
There is no evidence that Two Sigma Advisers discloses a target to reach net-zero financed emissions by 2050. It has an opportunity to disclose the key sectors and companies it has identified as priorities to engage with on climate change, specifically on the alignment with the Paris Agreement. The financial institution has an opportunity to disclose the amount of its investment devoted to climate solutions. Regarding nature and biodiversity, no evidence was found that the financial institution is committed to minimising its negative impacts or investing in regenerative solutions.
There is no evidence that Two Sigma Advisers has a publicly available policy statement committing it to respect human rights laid out in the UN Guiding Principles and the ILO declaration on fundamental rights at work. It has an opportunity to describe a comprehensive process for identifying its human rights risks and impacts across all its activities, especially its investment activities. The financial institution has an opportunity to disclose the proportion of its total direct operations workforce for each employee category by age group, gender or another indicator of diversity. To provide transparency on financial inclusivity, Two Sigma Advisers has an opportunity to disclose the amount of finance directed towards low-income developing countries.