Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) section! Here you can find answers to some of the most common questions which you may have. This list of FAQ’s will help you quickly and easily find the information you need. If you don't find what you're looking for, please don't hesitate to contact us directly. We're always here to help!

What is Yieldrive?

Yieldrive is a platform offering extensive data and tools helping investors select the best companies according to the financial impacts of their ESG initiatives. Yieldrive calculates the financial impacts of hundreds of ESG areas for most listed companies worldwide.

Who can benefit from Yieldrive's platform?

Yieldrive's platform provides comprehensive analytics and data on ESG value drivers of listed companies, which is user-friendly and beneficial for investors, businesses, scholars, and a multitude of other users. The subscription options are designed to meet the needs of most users.

May I cancel early?

Yes, you can cancel at any time, and your subscription will terminate at the end of the following month.

Does Yieldrive make buy, sell or hold recommendations?

Yieldrive does not make buy, sell or hold recommendations. Yieldrive is exclusively a research platform that evaluates the ESG value drivers of publicly traded companies. It is up to our users to decide how they use Yieldrive’s findings, whether to conduct research, pursue educational goals or make investment decisions.

Is Yieldrive a trading platform?

Yieldrive is not a trading platform. It is exclusively a research platform. Yieldrive calculates the financial impacts of ESG factors on companies and assists users in comprehending the ESG value drivers of these companies in an uncomplicated way.

How often is Yieldrive's data updated?

ESG factors, which are inherent in new regulations, initiatives, crises, scandals, or product launches, have an immediate impact on a company's outlook. As a result, Yieldrive updates its output of a company's financial ESG values daily to reflect such news.

What does “Yieldrive Fair Value” mean?

Yieldrive Fair Value is an estimation of the company's fair value in 12 months considering ESG and financial performances as well as a company's transparency. It recalculates the company's Cost of Equity (COE) considering financial and ESG factors. The result is a higher or lower risk which then is applied to analysis' consensus of the stock price in 12 months. If ESG has a positive impact on the COE, the median stock price projected by analysts is adjusted upwards. If ESG has a negative impact, this projection will be corrected downwards. Please see the Yieldrive's Methodology for more details.

How does the Yieldrive Portfolio Adjuster work?

The Portfolio Adjuster is a function within the Portfolio section of the Yieldrive platform. Its aim is to help users construct a portfolio with the highest possible ESG performance level. Users begin by selecting and adding companies of their choice to their portfolios. The Portfolio Adjuster then adjusts the relative weightings of the portfolio’s components according to their ESG scores. As a result, companies with better ESG performances are given higher weightings than those with lower scores, and the overall ESG performance level of a user’s portfolio is optimized.

How can Yieldrive help find the best companies for me?

Using the Yieldrive filter, users can select the top 10, top 50 and top 100 companies according to ESG investment theme, geographical area and industry. Users can also drill down further and see the best ESG driven companies according to hundreds of individual ESG and financial indicators.

Can I get support if I have questions?

We provide round-the-clock online assistance and offer phone and call-back support based on the subscription plan.

What are Yieldrive's subscription plans?

We offer plans with increasing levels of depth and tools: Yieldrive One, Yieldrive Pro and Yieldrive Enterprise. Please see the Yieldrive's Pricing for more details.

Which subscription periods are available?

Yieldrive users can select between annual or monthly subscription periods. Annual subscription periods offer significant savings compared with the monthly option.

Can I get support if I have questions?

Yieldrive's methodology is based on established financial valuation principles and research by renowned economists and accountants, which are cited in our Methodology Furthermore, Yieldrive has developed unique data points that impact the operational resilience and enterprise value of publicly traded companies worldwide. The platform sources information from trustworthy sources, such as regulatory filings, annual reports, and research studies, and employs an AI natural language processing system to produce relevance and sentiment scores that range from -100 to +100 for each piece of news and information. Daily updates on regulatory developments and news, including insights into the ESG market and the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, are available, and real-time data on exposed assets is also cross-checked. The Yieldrive algorithm has undergone significant improvements over the past two years, and we pledge to make any refinements to Yieldrive's Methodology and the platform's Deep Research in a clear and open manner. However, Yieldrive's Deep Research is exclusively accessible to subscribers.


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