Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. - Energy & Extractives Screening

Data category

Environmental data

What data do you provide?

As the topic of climate change is gaining momentum in the financial industry, investors require access to high-quality, reliable and relevant data to support the transition to a low-carbon economy. ISS ESG's Energy & Extractives Screening provides detailed analyses on companies’ involvement in the extraction of fossil fuels, and the generation of power from fossil fuel, nuclear and renewable sources for a comprehensive climate risk assessment.

ISS ESG’s Energy & Extractives Screening includes approximately 230 data factors covering the following topics:

Energy & Extractives Screening data covers both direct operations as well as operations that are ≥20% owned by the company, e.g. subsidiaries, joint ventures, associates and affiliates. Revenue shares are attributed in proportion to ownership.

Where and how do you source your data?

Companies within risk sectors are actively screened to determine the involvement in the energy & extractives industryScreening data and estimates are based on the most recent annual report and/or financial filings, published company information, expert sources and non-governmental organisations reports. Further, ISS ESG conducts a fact-finding dialogue with the company when further clarification is needed. 

Third-party information such as government sources, industry databases and reputable newspapers are cross-referenced as supplemental to company disclosures. To ensure transparency, ISS ESG clearly indicates when revenue data is company disclosed and when it is estimated/calculated.  

Who are the data users?

Data is used by a broad range of institutional investors, asset managers, asset owners, fund managers, banks, government institutions, universities and research firms.  

What is the cost for your data offering?

Pricing is based on the method by which data is delivered. ISS ESG can provide data via its proprietary platform, DataDesk, or via data feed. Pricing for this solution is available upon request. 


Corporate Statements

A custom-built approach to ESG

ISS ESG puts a premium on its clients’ ability to customise the ESG data and analytics they can access, its CEO Marija Kramer tells Environmental Finance.

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