Vigeo Eiris - Sustainable Goods and Services

Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Social data
  • Ratings

Brief description of the data offering

Our SGS product provides an in-depth assessment of the proportion of a company’s commercial activity that is linked to the sale of goods or the provision of services, in order to support the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The SGS product provides the following data for each company: 

  • The proportion of commercial activity which is represented by a particular good or service on a 10-point scale: 0-10%, 10-20%, etc.
  • A qualification of the company’s aggregated level of involvement in the development of sustainable goods and services along a 4-point scale: No involvement, Minor, Significant, and Major.

Each company is also classified at a thematic level using a framework of 9 themes with the underlying data provided in a consolidated manner in the dataset. The themes are: Access to Information, Capacity Building, Energy & Climate Change, Food & Nutrition, Health, Infrastructure, Responsible Finance, Water & Sanitation, and Protection of Ecosystems (qualified on a 4-point scale).

In addition, two classifications of impact are provided: environmental and social.

We can provide a Portfolio Analysis to investors interested in understanding their portfolios’ involvement in sustainable products and services.

Research is delivered monthly via our extranet platform (DataLab).

Our SGS product covers a scope of 4800+ companies from Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Emerging Market regions.

Where and how do you source your data?

Vigeo Eiris only uses public information for its research products. The use of confidential information is prohibited. We use information from corporate reporting such as Annual Reports, Sustainability Reports, 10Ks, etc. We also collect information directly from companies via our proprietary VE Connect© platform. This platform provides them with transparent access to their research frameworks and allows them to integrate responses in a precise fashion. Information provided through this platform is not used if it is labelled as confidential.

Who are the data users?

The data is used by our global client base of investors for a range of purposes that include portfolio analysis and reporting, portfolio alignment, thematic index and fund development, best in class, exclusion strategy development, and identification of investment opportunities aligned with the SDGs. The data can also be used by academic institutions for research and analysis purposes.

What is the cost for your data offering?

For more information about the pricing, please contact:

What are the key attributes that differentiates the data you offer?

90+ impact products: Our SGS product provides an assessment of a company’s involvement in over 90 products or services determined to have environmental or social impacts.

Transparency of Methodology: Data requires definition to be meaningful. All Vigeo Eiris research lines are accompanied by detailed Product Guides that outline the methodology and processes behind the development of the dataset. A Product Guide is available for the SGS research product. 

Quality Assured Research: In 2019, Vigeo Eiris became the first ESG rating agency to be awarded the ISO9001 certification for its methods and processes.


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Corporate Statements

ESG indexes before and after Covid

The Covid pandemic has encouraged ESG index providers to take a broader view of sustainability, Simon Vinatea and Thomas Montagnon of Vigeo Eiris’s index business tell Environmental Finance.

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