ESG Data Guide 2023

ISS ESG - European ESG Template Solution

Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Social data
  • Research data
  • European ESG Template Solution

The data offers solutions for:

Reporting: Other Regulations

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

The European ESG Template, developed by FinDatEx, is a fund-level reporting template for asset managers that distribute funds in the European Union and need to comply with ESG-related regulatory requirements covered in the SFDR, EU Taxonomy, MiFID II, & IDD.

ISS ESG has mapped the European ESG Template requirements to data points covered by its proprietary ESG solutions to assist fund distributors and intermediaries with completing the European ESG Template.

ISS ESG’s SFDR PAI and EU Taxonomy Alignment Solutions can be leveraged to complete the regulatory fields of the European ESG Template. In addition, ISS ESG's European ESG Template screening data set provides relevant data points that cover the sector-based exclusion elements of the European ESG Template and clients can choose which topics within the screening section to complete. The data is accessible via ISS ESG’s proprietary DataDesk platform or via SFTP file delivery to complete the European ESG Template internally. Clients can also work with several partner organizations for European ESG Template completion and dissemination using ISS ESG data.

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 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?

  • Flexibility in delivery. Clients may take SFTP delivery of the SFDR & EU Taxonomy datasets or the EET datasets and use the data in their own EET calculation and production processes
  • High quality data. ISS ESG’s comprehensive methodologies are supported by strict internal quality management systems and are based on recognized value systems that are continuously adapted to the latest developments and insights in the field of sustainability. Additionally, for many data sets, assessments are underpinned by feedback from the evaluated companies, which are given the opportunity to comment on the preliminary results and to provide additional information.
  • Dedicated ESG Regulatory Solution Team where both methodology experts and product managers work together to update and enhance the regulatory suite of products to closely align with latest regulatory updates.


#AssetManagers that distribute funds in the EU leverage ISS ESG’s European ESG Template, developed by FinDatEx, to comply with ESG-related regulatory requirements across the SFDR, EU Taxonomy, MiFID II, & IDD.