ESG Data Guide 2023

HIP Investor - Municipal Bond Data and Ratings

Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Social data
  • Governance data
  • Rankings
  • Ratings
  • Research data

The data offers solutions for:

  • Climate scenario analysis
  • Environmental impact analysis and insight
  • Investment decisions and portfolio insight
  • Reporting: Impact
  • Reporting: UN SDGs
  • Social impact analysis and insight

Who are the data users?

  • Corporates
  • Trustees
  • Investors
  • Government
  • Financial institutions

Brief description of the data offering

HIP’s muni bond ratings and data includ 480 ESG related fields across 10 municipal subsectors (Cities, Counties, States, Housing Authorities, Electric Utilities, Water Utilities, Hospitals, Higher Education, Transportation Districts, K-12 School Districts). This data is aggregated from dozens of sources, cleaned, quality assured, and mapped to municipal entities.

HIP provides comprehensive and clean data sets.  HIP is responsive and flexible, able to add issuances by request. HIP also rates weekly New Issuances in muni fixed income.

Specifically HIP competitive strengths are:

  • Comprehensive coverage of 200,000 muni bonds
  • Wide scope of 480 Impact, ESG and SDG metrics and pillars
  • Integration of ESG factors into their own investment processes

Where and how do you source your data?

HIP sources data from dozens of sources, including:

  • Issuers and obligors of muni bonds
  • Government databases
  • Non-profit datasets
  • For-profit databases
  • Academic research

HIP sources, cleans, quality-checks, and tests the distributions of the results. As HIP produces, published, and licenses Ratings, our analysts are very attentive to quality, accuracy, and analytical rigor.

What is the cost for your data offering?

Prices for Municipal HIP Ratings start at $5,000 per month covering 120,000 municipal entities; additional fees for HIP Pillars and HIP Metrics.  HIP Structured Data starts at $10,000 per month, covering 4 million data points annually.  Special pricing for SDGs, Climate, and Opportunity Zone datapoints.