FTSE Russell an LSEG business - Green Revenues Data

Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Indices/Exchange data

Brief description of the data offering

FTSE Russell has been a leader in sustainable investment indexes since the launch in 2001 of the FTSE4Good Index Series - marking 20 years of innovation as one of the longest running global ESG index series. FTSE Russell maintains two core sustainable investment data models:

  1. The ESG Ratings and data model assesses listed companies on their operational ESG risks and performance
  2. The Green Revenues data model classifies and measures company revenue exposure to products that deliver environmental solutions

By splitting our data model into these two dimensions users can determine more specifically whether to target ESG issues related to (operational) risk or (product) opportunities.

FTSE Russell’s enhanced Green Revenues 2.0 data model brings the world a closer look at the green economy; defining what it is and determining the companies and activities that compose it. The data set was designed to ensure broad global coverage, comprehensive classification of business revenues, and granularity in the data provided. 

The data offers solutions for:

  • Environmental impact analysis and insight
  • Investment decisions and portfolio insight
  • Reporting: CSRD
  • Reporting: EU Regulations
  • Reporting: Impact
  • Reporting: SFDR
  • Reporting: TCFD
  • Reporting: UN SDGs

Where and how do you source your data?

FTSE Russell's Green Revenues data relies upon publicly disclosed information. Our primary sources of data are reports and other disclosures from companies. However, we will also use data from other sources such as governments and NGOs etc. All companies are then analyzed and classified using FTSE Russell’s Green Revenues Classification System (GRCS).

As most will know, company disclosure around sustainability is evolving. While year over year companies do become more transparent, there continue to be gaps; even where we know green activity is taking place. We quantify these known but undisclosed exposures and employ a proprietary estimation process to leverage as much available information while filling these gaps.

Who are the data users?

  • Corporates
  • Trustees
  • Investors
  • Financial institutions
  • Individual companies
  • Asset managers
  • Asset owners
  • Investment consultants
  • Academic institutions

What is the cost for your data offering?

Please contact FTSE Russell for information on licensing our sustainable investment data and indexes.

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

FTSE Russell’s Green Revenues data has a number of unique benefits, including:

Broad coverage

The Green Revenues data model is applied to nearly 99% of total global market capitalization, capturing over 16,000 public companies across 48 developed and emerging markets from micro cap to mega cap. This ensures coverage of FTSE Russell’s broadest equity indexes, including the full range of indexes in the FTSE Global Equity Index Series and the Russell US Indexes.


The Green Revenues Classification System (GRCS) is a taxonomy used to define and measure the industrial transition to a Green Economy. FTSE Russell’s Green Revenues methodology comprehensively assesses all companies with revenue exposure to the green business activities defined by the Green Revenues Classification System. The classification system covers 133 microsector categories. To provide further insight, the data model also makes a distinction in the value, or greenness, of any activity by assigning each microsector to a three-level tiering system.

EU Taxonomy aligned

The Green Revenues data model supports alignment with the EU Taxonomy supporting upcoming EU regulations by allowing organizations to quantify their exposure to the green economy.

Industry leading

The Green Revenues data model has over 10 years of history available, putting FTSE Russell at the forefront of this green economy data availability. As an innovator in green activities datasets, our model has evolved alongside the green investment landscape.


Being green isn’t a matter of opinion. @FTSERussell Green Revenues data model has the framework, coverage and depth to give investors the facts about climate and environmental exposure. https://refini.tv/3mj7xuA



Corporate Statements

Changing conversations around sustainable finance

As climate change and the green economy become central concerns for investors, it is incumbent on sustainable investment solutions providers such as LSEG’s FTSE Russell and Refinitiv businesses to cut through the complexity, say Sylvain Chateau, global head of sustainable investment product management at LSEG, and Elena Philipova, director, sustainable finance and investment at LSEG 

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