Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. - Custom Rating

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What data do you provide?

ISS ESG’s Custom Ratings tool allows users to develop comprehensive custom ESG scoring models based on a broad range of responsible investment principles and user-defined criteria. By leveraging the wide range of near-time ESG and financial data available on ISS’ proprietary DataDesk platform, investors can quickly and efficiently rate companies with full control over model customization, including content selection and grouping, weighting and scoring at both the category and factor levels and defining companies for comparison.

Ratings can be used to compare a company to other companies in its industry, or to a broader set of companies, allowing investors to understand how a company performs in general and discern more subtle differences within a particular industry or group. This Custom Ratings tool further enables ISS ESG to work with clients to develop bespoke and holistic models of risk choosing from multiple factors and databases. 

Where and how do you source your data?

Data is collected based on the sources and methodology used by each ISS ESG solution. ISS ESG data is typically derived from company filings, as well as ongoing event-driven data updates as reflected in public disclosure, press releases and company web sites.

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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