ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Sources

For Individual Companies

  • FactSet
    • On a company's profile page, in the left navigation go to ESG.
    • Covers around 2,000 companies.
  • 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.

  • Datastream
    • Corporate governance data can be found in the ESG--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.
  • 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>.


Answered By: Nora Richardson
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2020

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