ESG Data Guide 2023

ISS ESG - Water Risk Rating

Data category

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

The data offers solutions for:

  • Environmental impact analysis and insight
  • Nature-based information
  • Nature-based information: Water
  • Reporting: EU Regulations
  • Reporting: Impact

Who are the data users?

  • Corporates
  • Financial institutions
  • Government
  • Investors
  • Trustees
  • Index providers

Brief description of the data offering

The ISS ESG Water Risk Rating provides an aggregated score of a company’s overall management of freshwater-related risks based on the following complementary pillars:

  • Water Risk Exposure Classification: A classification of a company’s individual exposure to freshwater-related risks based on its industry assignment, the geographical footprint of its own operations, and its industry classification regarding supply chain risks.
  • Water Risk Management: A metric for a company’s current water-related operational performance, taking into account its risk management practices along the value chain, as well as its potential involvement in controversies.

The ISS ESG Water Risk Rating runs on a scale from 0 to 100, ranging from significant unaddressed risks to negligible and/or well-managed risks.

Where and how do you source your data?

The product is supported by ISS ESG’s Corporate Rating, Norm-Based Research, and SDG Solutions Assessment, as well as data on baseline water stress from the World Resources Institute (WRI) Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas and covers approximately 7,400 issuers as of March 2022.

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?

ISS ESG’s Water Risk Rating helps investors mitigate freshwater-related risks across investment portfolios by identifying industries and companies that depend on or greatly impact freshwater resources. The ISS ESG Water Risk Rating enables investors to address water risks in their portfolios by providing a holistic and granular assessment of a company’s overall exposure to freshwater-related risk comprised of 11 distinct data points per company.

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Contacts

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