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Economic, environmental, social, and governance ratings and data
ASSET4 ESG (“Environmental, Social, and Governance”) provides company-level data on over 6500 public companies worldwide, including some of the largest companies in the US. There is a minimum of 4 years of data for most companies.
ASSET4 ESG is only accessible from the Datastream workstations available at Dewey Library (E53, 1st floor).
Datatypes available fall under the following categories:
||Health and Safety
||Training and Development
||Diversity and Opportunity
|Vision and Strategy
From within Datastream, ESG is included as a Datatype option under the Equities category.
ISS (formerly RiskMetrics)
Covering S&P 1500 companies, ISS provides data on: Directors: range of variables related to individual board directors (e.g., name, age, tenure, gender, committee memberships, primary employer and title, etc. from 1996+ Governance: information on takeover defense and other corporate governance provisions. Coverage is from 1990+
MSCI ESG KLD Stats (via WRDS)
Annual data set of positive and negative environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance indicators applied to a universe of publicly traded companies. Coverage: 1991+
MSCI GMI Ratings (via WRDS)
Annual historical data for each proxy year beginning in 2001. Information includes: corporate board structure and independence , director positions and committee assignments, executive and director compensation, audit fees, corporate ownership, and takeover defenses.