ESG Data Guide 2023

ISS ESG - Energy & Extractives Screening

Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Research data

The data offers solutions for:

  • Environmental impact analysis and insight
  • Investment decisions and portfolio insight
  • Reporting: CSRD
  • Reporting: Impact
  • Compliance with divestment mandates or strategies

Who are the data users?

  • Corporates
  • Trustees
  • Investors
  • Government
  • Financial institutions
  • Index providers; Institutional investors; Asset managers; Asset owners; Fund managers; Banks; Universities; Research firms

Brief description of the data offering

As the topic of climate change is gaining momentum in the financial industry, investors require access to high-quality, reliable and relevant data to support the transition to a low-carbon economy. ISS ESG’s Energy & Extractives Screening provides detailed analyses on companies’ involvement in the extraction of fossil fuels, and the generation of power from fossil fuel, nuclear and renewable sources for a comprehensive climate risk assessment.

ISS ESG’s Energy & Extractives Screening includes approximately 240 data factors covering the following topics:


Energy & Extractives Screening data covers both direct operations as well as operations that are ≥20% owned by the company, e.g. subsidiaries, joint ventures, associates and affiliates. Revenue shares are attributed in proportion to ownership.

Where and how do you source your data?

Companies within risk sectors are actively screened to determine the involvement in the energy & extractives industry. Screening data and estimates are based on the most recent annual report and/or financial filings, published company information, expert sources and non-governmental organisations reports. Further, ISS ESG conducts a fact-finding dialogue with the company when further clarification is needed.

Third-party information such as government sources, industry databases and reputable newspapers are cross-referenced as supplemental to company disclosures. To ensure transparency, ISS ESG clearly indicates when revenue data is company disclosed and when it is estimated/calculated.

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?

  • High quality data. ISS ESG’s comprehensive Energy & Extractives methodology, supported by strict internal quality management systems, is based on recognized value systems that are continuously adapted to the latest developments and insights in the field of sustainability. Additionally, ISS ESG’s data is underpinned by feedback from the evaluated companies, which are given the opportunity to comment on the preliminary results and to provide additional information.
  • Insights from industry specialists. ISS ESG employs a dedicated team of Energy & Extractives specialists with a depth of experience assessing corporate involvement in activities related to the global energy industry.
  • International expertise and local support. Exceptional client service is a hallmark of the ISS ESG business model with local research, consultants and operational support represented in a dedicated service team. The client support team builds the bridge for clients to the highly experienced team of analysts to help ensure that clients are supported by knowledgeable, skilled professionals to support business objectives.
  • An integrated environmental, social and governance solution. The service combination of the various governance and responsible investment related services offered by ISS allows investors to address ESG challenges with one common approach and rely on global account management and research teams able to offer coherent and unified answers and solutions to their ESG needs. ISS ESG is a true one-stop shop, able to support investors across all ESG related topics.
  • Workflow benefits from technological innovation. Through its proprietary online platform, DataDesk, clients have access to more than 10,000 data points across ESG/financial themes, allowing investors to view and screen data across companies, to search and view detailed profiles by company, or to monitor portfolios and watchlists.


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