ESG Data Guide 2023

Impact Institute - Global Impact Database

Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Social data
  • Impact data

The data offers solutions for:

  • Carbon footprinting
  • Environmental impact analysis and insight
  • Investment decisions and portfolio insight
  • Nature-based information
  • Nature-based information: Biodiversity
  • Nature-based information: Land use
  • Nature-based information: Water
  • Reporting: Impact
  • Reporting: SFDR
  • Reporting: UN SDGs
  • Social impact analysis and insight

Who are the data users?

  • Corporates
  • Financial institutions
  • Government
  • Investors
  • Asset managers; Wealth managers; Asset owners; Media; Academic Institutions

Brief description of the data offering

The Global Impact Database (GID) is a quantitative impact database, built on 10 years of experience in impact measurement and valuation. It is used by organisations to understand, report and act on the impact of their portfolios. GID includes positive and negative metrics for impact themes such as biodiversity, climate change, human health, human rights, and more. It covers companies’ own operations, upstream and downstream value chain, without double counting, thanks to an innovative attribution approach in line with the Impact-Weighted Accounts Framework. Impact estimates are available in monetary units to facilitate comparison across impact themes. It is applicable for multiple asset classes. The current database provides impact metrics for 3500 listed companies and 9100 sectors, covering the global economy.

Where and how do you source your data?

The Global Impact Database is built on publicly available and purchased data sources. Data is sourced from leading academic institutions and private data suppliers. The main data sources used include company reported data, trade data, economic data, environmental and social impact indicators, and impact valuation factors.

What is the cost for your data offering?

Data is available on an annual license fee basis; license fees start from €3.5k.

Fees depend on the amount of data purchased. Pricing per data point reduces as the amount of data purchased increases.

Should you have any questions about pricing, feel free to contact us.


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