Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. - Carbon Footprint Report

Data category

Environmental data

What data do you provide?

ISS ESG’s Carbon Footprint Report provides a holistic analysis of the quantities and sources of greenhouse gas emissions of clients’ public equity holdings against their custom benchmark. The client’s portfolio will be analysed for its fossil fuel exposure based on ISS ESG’s comprehensive data base of GHG emissions including more than 25,000 companies and more than 80,000 securities across asset classes. The data base includes both reported emissions data and modelled estimations for non-disclosed emissions, estimated using a sophisticated emissions modelling system, which includes over 800 climate-relevant sector and subsector-specific models. The modelling system was developed over the course of three years in partnership with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). Reporting is available for equity and fixed income strategies.

ISS ESG’s Carbon Footprint Report is designed to support investors that want to comply with key disclosure frameworks and guidelines, such as the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), the Montreal Pledge and the Swedish AP Funds.

In addition to direct and indirect emissions and emissions intensity metrics, the Carbon Footprint Report includes extensive benchmark comparisons, sector analysis, attribution analysis and a breakdown of the largest contributors. The PDF report is accompanied by a data spreadsheet containing key metrics, data source and a metric on the quality of the self-reported data and the model used.

Where and how do you source your data?

For scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions, ISS ESG collects self-reported GHG emissions data from publicly available sources, including corporate social responsibility reports, CDP, investor relations communications, websites and others. This data is assigned with a trust metric to indicate the quality of self-reported data.

For non-reporting companies, or those who report with a low trust metric, ISS ESG uses in-house emissions modelling methodology, allowing ISS ESG to calculate GHG emissions of companies based on those criteria most relevant to their line of business.

For scope 3 emissions data, ISS ESG uses in-house modelling system, which conceptually differentiates between emissions from upstream/downstream supply chains and emissions from the “use phase” of a company’s product or service.

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. 

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

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. 

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Contacts

marija.kramer@iss-esg.com

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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