ESG Data Guide 2023

ISS ESG - ESG Index Solutions

Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Social data
  • Governance data
  • Indices/Exchange data
  • Research Data

The data offers solutions for:

  • Investment decisions and portfolio insight
  • Reporting: Impact
  • Social impact analysis and insight

Who are the data users?

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

Brief description of the data offering

With over 25 years of experience of working with asset managers and asset owners, ISS ESG is a leading source for sustainable and responsible investment solutions. ISS ESG collaborates with index providers globally to develop innovative index solutions based on high quality, reliable, and relevant ESG data.

ISS ESG’s index solutions allow investors to identify, benchmark, and track portfolio companies with superior ESG performance while successfully realizing their own index strategies. The ESG Index Solutions offering consists of turnkey and custom index solutions.

  • Turnkey index solutions: Used to support benchmark series as well as thematic indices. Investors can license turnkey indices from global index providers, powered by comprehensive and high-quality ISS ESG data, enabling investors to benchmark and track the performance of their portfolio or create index-linked investment products.
  • Custom index solutions: Allows investors to combine ISS ESG’s proprietary data with an index provider of their choice. Investors can promote unique ESG strategies with broad insight and exclusive customized indices to meet individual investors’ objectives.

Where and how do you source your data?

Data is collected based on the sources and methodology used by each ISS ESG solution. ISS ESG data is typically derived from company filings, as well as ongoing event-driven data updates as reflected in public disclosure, press releases and company web sites.  

What is the cost for your data offering?

Pricing for this solution is available upon request.

What are the key attributes that differentiates the data you offer?

  • Comprehensive and high quality data. ISS ESG’s comprehensive methodologies, supported by strict internal quality management systems, are 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.
  • Consultative development process with a wide range of index providers. ISS ESG has partnerships with a variety of index providers such as Solactive, STOXX, SIX, Nasdaq and the Hanover Stock Exchange.
  • 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.


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