ESG Data Guide 2023

ISS ESG - SFDR Principle Adverse Impacts Solution

Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Social data
  • Governance data
  • Research data; SFDR Principle Adverse Impacts Solution

The data offers solutions for:

  • Carbon footprinting
  • Environmental impact analysis and insight
  • Investment decisions and portfolio insight
  • Nature-based information
  • Nature-based information: Biodiversity
  • Reporting: CSRD
  • Reporting: EU Regulations
  • Reporting: Impact
  • Reporting: SFDR
  • Social impact analysis and insight

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

The European Union’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) introduces new mandatory and additional reporting requirements against a set of prescribed Principal Adverse Impact indicators on an entity and product level. The regulation aims to improve the level of disclosure regarding responsible investing in the EU, redirecting flows of capital to a more sustainable economy.

In order to assist clients in meeting the requirements of the SFDR, ISS ESG has reviewed the regulation and developed a dedicated off-the-shelf data feed covering the Principle Adverse Impacts indicators. This solution includes a mapping of both the mandatory and additional indicators to its ESG solutions, leveraging justifiable proxies in the absence of reported and disclosed data, and commencing further data collection, enabling Financial Market Participants to measure the performance of their investments against the regulatory defined indicators and metrics in order to comply with the new disclosure obligations.

The ISS ESG SFDR Principal Adverse Impact Solution covers all 16 mandatory indicators for corporates and sovereigns. The solution further covers 20 of the 41 additional indicators for corporates and sovereigns (participants must report on at least one additional environmental and one additional social indicator). ISS ESG’s solution does not currently cover real estate assets.

ISS ESG continues to follow developments in the regulation requirements and intends to report on all SFDR indicators throughout future iterations of the product.

Where and how do you source your data?

Data is primarily sourced from publicly available information, including a company’s own disclosure and reporting, proxy statements, reputable news, governmental and international institutions, recognised international or local non-governmental organizations, and non-biased subscription databases such as the CDP.

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?

  • Comprehensive Coverage.

ISS ESG’s SFDR Principle Adverse Impact Solution leverages data and insights from a broad range of its proprietary research products. Thus, coverage varies from factor to factor.

  • Powered by proprietary data and insights.

The SFDR Principle Adverse Impact Solution leverages a broad range of high-quality research products within the ISS ESG universe.



Measure your investments against regulatory defined Principal Adverse Impact indicators and metrics & report the results with @ISSESG's SFDR Principal Adverse Impact Solution.

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