ESG Data Guide 2023

ISS ESG - Biodiversity Impact Assessment Tool

Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Governance data
  • Ratings
  • Research data

The data offers solutions for:

  • Environmental impact analysis and insight
  • Investment decisions and portfolio insight
  • Nature-based information
  • Nature-based information: Biodiversity
  • Reporting: CSRD
  • Reporting: Impact

Who are the data users?

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

Brief description of the data offering

The ISS ESG’s Biodiversity Impact Assessment Tool (BIAT) will be launched during Q3 2022. The ISS ESG’s Biodiversity Impact Assessment Tool (BIAT) leverages a bottom-up assessment of a company’s business activities and supply chain to demonstrate the impact of operations on biodiversity. As part of the assessment, two main biodiversity indicators will be provided: 1) Potential Disappeared Fraction of species (PDF); 2) Mean Species Abundance (MSA). The coverage will include 7,400+ companies (ISS ESG’s Corporate Rating Universe).

The full solution will include approximately 600 individual factors (including impact per region and activity) derived from millions of individual datapoints allowing for granular analysis and understanding.

Where and how do you source your data?

The ISS ESG’s Biodiversity Impact Assessment Tool (BIAT) uses a mix of publicly available/open-source external databases as well as proprietary internal databases.

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 considers 10 environmental (LCA) midpoint factors, including: Climate Change, Marine Acidification, Fresh Water Acidification, Terrestrial Acidification, Freshwater Eutrophication, Marine Eutrophication, Freshwater Ecotoxicity, Water Availability, Land Transformation and Land Occupation.