ESG Data Guide 2023

S&P Global - ESG, Climate & Nature

Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Governance data
  • Indices/Exchange data
  • Rankings
  • Ratings
  • Research data
  • Social data
  • Verification/certification data
  • Climate data Nature; Biodiversity data

The data offers solutions for:

  • Carbon footprinting
  • Climate scenario analysis
  • 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: Water
  • Norms-based screening
  • Reporting: CSRD
  • Reporting: EU Regulations
  • Reporting: Impact
  • Reporting: Other Regulations
  • Reporting: SFDR
  • Reporting: TCFD
  • Reporting: TNFD
  • Reporting: UN SDGs
  • Social impact analysis and insight
  • Temperature alignment

Who are the data users?

  • Corporates
  • Financial institutions
  • Government
  • Investors
  • Trustees
  • Corporates; Asset Managers; Asset Owners; Consultants/Advisors; Banks; Insurance Wealth Managers

Brief description of the data offering

S&P Global Sustainable1 curates sustainability data, analytics, indices, opinions, and workflow tools from across S&P Global’s business divisions to meet the distinct needs of clients on their unique sustainability journey.

  • ESG and climate insights for over 28,000 public and private companies and 225 countries/regions
  • Nature & Biodiversity Risk data with 130+ metrics covering impact & dependencies for over 17,000 public and private companies with 1.6million+ assets mapped to corporate owners, built on an open source methodology jointly published by UN Environment Programme and S&P Global
  • Climate change tools including environmental impact assessment, transition risk analysis, physical risk assessments, clean technology market and commodity data, fossil fuel screens, and more
  • Physical risk data encompassing eight climate change hazards (coastal flood, fluvial flood, extreme heat, extreme cold, tropical cyclone, wildfire, water stress, and drought) with proprietary impact functions model the vulnerability of >250 unique asset types to the financial consequences of climate change hazards built on a proprietary database of over 3.1 million asset locations linked to corporate entities and ultimate parent entities with coverage of more than 20,000 companies representing over 98% of global market capitalization
  • SFDR indicators and EU Taxonomy metrics covering over 20,000 companies and 464 business activities
  • 300+ families of equity and fixed income ESG and climate indices
  • 500+ S&P Global Sustainable1 specialists covering global regions and industries to provide actionable insights
  • S&P Global’s partner RepRisk screens, on a daily basis, over 100,000 public sources and stakeholders in 23 languages to systematically identify any company or project associated with an ESG risk incident, per RepRisk’s research scope.



Where and how do you source your data?

  • S&P Global ESG Scores include extensive access to up to 1,000 transparently disclosed ESG datapoints checked against reliable public sources for every company that is assessed in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment; an annual evaluation of companies’ sustainability practices covering over 10,000 companies and focused on sustainability criteria that are both industry-specific and financially material since 1999.
  • S&P Global Trucost Environmental datasets are built on the S&P Global Trucost Environmental Register informed by a variety of sources, including company annual reports, direct disclosures, scientific literature, and an array of national, international, and industry databases, industry “top-down” data, as well as sector-specific “bottom-up” data.
  • S&P Global Nature & Biodiversity Risk data is built on the open-source Nature Risk profile methodology jointly launched by UN Environment Program and S&P Global, built around using powerful, science-based impact and dependency measurement tools, including the Exploring Natural Capital Opportunities, Risks and Exposure database and the Ecosystem Integrity Index.

What is the cost for your data offering?

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

  • Leverage intelligence that is tried-and-tested throughout the global value chain, applying deep knowledge of corporate sustainability assessments that scales analytics for asset owners, investment managers and banks
  • Link sustainability data with financial data and market intelligence, and dig deep with screening tools, real time updates, data visualizations and customized dashboards.
  • Access data when and how you want it with flexible delivery options that include a leading desktop solution, APIs, data feeds and cloud access, underpinned by robust data linking, AI and machine-learning technologies.
  • Put 20+ years of experience behind your sustainability strategy, getting ahead of disclosure trends with active corporate engagement and granular data modelling, and delivering enhanced solutions recognized by numerous industry awards.
  • Know you have 24x7x365 backup and specialist assistance from ESG specialists and research analysts across our global offices.
  • Gain unparalleled insight into critical topics like ESG performance, net zero, energy transition, sustainable financing, regulatory compliance and more.



Sustainability can have many different questions. It can be about risk. It can be about opportunity. It can be about creating positive environmental social impacts. @S&PGlobalSustainable1 offers a holistic lens on sustainability. Because every question deserves an answer.