ESG Data Guide 2023

ISS ESG - Bespoke Research & Advisory Solutions

Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Social data
  • Research data; Bespoke Research & Advisory Solutions

The data offers solutions for:

  • Carbon footprinting
  • Environmental impact analysis and insight
  • Investment decisions and portfolio insight
  • Nature-based information: Biodiversity
  • Nature-based information: Land use
  • Nature-based information: Oceans
  • Nature-based information: Water
  • Reporting: CSRD
  • Reporting: EU Regulations
  • Reporting: Impact
  • Reporting: SFDR
  • Reporting: TCFD
  • Reporting: UN SDGs

Who are the data users?

  • Trustees
  • Investors
  • Government
  • Financial institutions
  • institutional investors, asset managers; Asset owners; Fund managers; Banks; Universities; Research firms

Brief description of the data offering

To bolster its Bespoke Research & Advisory Solutions, ISS ESG recently formed a dedicated team covering custom analytics, expanded ratings solutions and bespoke ESG solutions for the alternate asset space. The team is focused on developing unique tools and solutions for evaluating credit and private equity, infrastructure and real estate, commodities and US municipal issuers.

ISS ESG’s in-house Bespoke Research & Advisory solutions team has the capability to create ESG research and assessments on additional asset classes, such as real estate, infrastructure, private equity and private debt through various customizable scorecarding tools. Real estate solutions comprise ESG performance and risk assessment as well as carbon footrpinting.

Theoretically, these ESG assessments can also be aggregated for indirect investments through funds, given the information is available.

Utilizing its Bespoke Research & Advisory Solutions, ISS ESG can undertake a custom project to evaluate specific structured finance deals. This may include an assessment of the potential positive or negative impacts on the environment from the transaction, considering topics such as climate change, energy consumption, water use, biodiversity and waste management. The evaluation may further address social impacts encompassing factors such as diversity and inclusion, community relations, human rights, labour standards, and data and privacy. Further, governance impacts may be weighed to ensure that  checks and balances are structured into the transaction, particularly regarding conflicts of interests, moral hazards and transparency.

The above are only examples for illustrative purposes and should not be treated as exclusive or all encompassing.

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. ISS ESG’s Bespoke Research & Advisory Solutions may use additional public sources of data, depending on the project.

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?

  • Flexibility: Through its Bespoke Research & Advisory Solutions team, ISS ESG has dedicated resources to undertake custom projects for its clients.
  • Expertise: ISS ESG’s Bespoke Research & Advisory Solutions team

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Contacts

sales@iss-esg.com