ESG Data Guide 2023

ISS ESG - ESG Newsroom

The data offers solutions for:

  • Environmental impact analysis and insight
  • Investment decisions and portfolio insight
  • Nature-based information
  • Nature-based information: Biodiversity
  • Nature-based information: Land use
  • Nature-based information: Oceans
  • Nature-based information: Water
  • Social impact analysis and insight
  • Norms-based screening

Who are the data users?

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

Brief description of the data offering

ESG Newsroom is an AI-supported news monitoring service that allows users to search, monitor, and filter through thousands of news articles related to ESG themes. ESG news is parsed in near real-time with media information harvested from tens of thousands of traditional media, social media, and stakeholder publications globally and provided to investors via a searchable news database.

Leveraging ISS ESG’s Norm-Based Research thematic taxonomy, ESG Newsroom can help investors access news categorized  across more than 100 ESG themes related to human rights,  labor rights, and environmental and business malpractice.

ESG Newsroom leverages the seamless interaction of AI and specialized analysts, providing clearly categorized and filtered results. This assists users in identifying trends, reputational risk exposure of portfolio companies, or focusing on specific ESG thematic areas.

The following statistics illustrate the interaction between AI and human analysis under ISS ESG's ESG Newsroom AI-supported news monitoring service:

  • Around 750,000 articles are ingested daily
  • AI/ML filter identifies around 1,500 articles with potential ESG content
  • Analysts review all articles identified through the AI/ML filter, confirming and classifying ESG content for around 150-200 articles daily

Coverage for ESG Newsroom includes over 17,000 issuers.

Where and how do you source your data?

ESG Newsroom covers some 36,000 news sources, including more than 4,000 publications.

Around 750,000 articles are ingested daily. AI/ML filter identifies around 1,500 articles with potential ESG content. Analysts review all articles identified through the AI/ML filter, confirming and classifying ESG content for around 150-200 articles daily.

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?

  • Data Model. The ESG Newsroom's strength lies in its data harvesting model which leverages the interaction of AI to screen and pre-filter news articles, and analysts as humans-in-the-loop who vet all filtered news.
  • Expertise. All articles are vetted by ISS ESG’s team of research analysts with deep thematic expertise. News from stakeholder sources, which include authoritative bodies and governmental and intergovernmental agencies, that is not easily captured by using artificial intelligence is sourced and vetted by ISS ESG analysts to ensure accuracy.
  • Data. Analyst validated data is clearly categorized using more than 100 ESG themes related to human rights, labor rights, and environmental and business malpractice.
  • Integration. News data from the ESG Newsroom can be integrated with other ISS ESG solutions such as Norm-Based Research.

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ESG Newsroom is ISS ESG’s AI-supported news monitoring service that lets users search, monitor & filter through thousands of news articles related to #ESG themes. ESG news is parsed in near-real time from tens of thousands of news sources and provided to #investors via a searchable database. 

Contacts

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