What ESG data is used?
For quantitative ESG analysis, we use Refinitiv as our third-party data provider. Refinitiv is a leading, global data provider, and offers one of the most comprehensive ESG databases in the industry, with over 150 content research analysts trained to collect ESG data covering over 7,000 public companies globally.
Sourcing from annual reports, company websites, NGO websites, stock exchange filings, CSR reports and news sources, a subset of the most comparable and relevant data fields is used to power the overall company assessment and scoring process.
A company’s ESG performance is measured across ten main themes, grouped under Environmental (resource use, emissions, innovation), Social (workforce, human rights, community, product responsibility) and Governance (management, shareholders, CSR strategy). There is significant overlap between these themes and the ten principles of the UN Global Compact, which cover Human Rights, Labour, the Environment, and Anti-Corruption.