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ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Sources

These sources will primarily give you companies' ESG scores and/or ratings.

For Individual Companies

  • FactSet
    • On a company's profile page, in the left navigation go to ESG.
    • Covers around 2,000 companies.
  • Eikon
    • On a company's profile page, in the top navigation go to ESG
  • Bloomberg
    1. In the command line enter Ticker Equity FA ESG <GO> (example: IBM <Equity> FA ESG <GO>). The overall ESG Disclosure score is listed at the top of the Financial Analysis page.
    2. Select the sub-tabs to see additional ESG metrics.
    3. To compare ESG metrics with related companies, enter RV ESG<GO> to access the Relative Valuation function.

For a Large Dataset

Note that many ESG datasets do not have large backfiles and/or have increased the number of variables they cover only in the last few years. Let us know if you want more personalized recommendations.

  • Datastream
    • Corporate governance data can be found in the ESG (aka Asset4) database. To access, in Datatypes navigator, enter ESG-Asset 4 and select data items of interest. Data is available as a static and time series request. View the Datastream guide for help.
    • Refinitiv's ESG Score is available yearly from 2016. 
  • MSCI (formerly KLD and GMI) (in WRDS)
    • Environmental and Social Ratings
      1. Use the MSCI (formerly KLD and GMI) (in WRDS) link on the library's website. (See WRDS Access Help.)
      2. Under Subscriptions, select MSCI (formerly KLD and GMI) > MSCI ESG KLD STATS > Social Ratings.
      3. Use the Web Query Form.
    • For Governance Ratings
      1. Use the MSCI (formerly KLD and GMI) (in WRDS) link on the library's website. (See WRDS Access Help.)
      2. Under Subscriptions, select MSCI (formerly KLD and GMI) > MSCI GMI Ratings > Companies > Companies (year).
      3. Use the Web Query Form.
  • Bloomberg
    • To access information on ESG data and functionality, enter BESG <GO>.
    • Bloomberg includes current MSCI ESG Scores (no historical data). It also includes the Sustainalytics ESG Rank monthly starting in 2014. 


Answered By: Nora Richardson
Last Updated: Apr 01, 2021

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