ESG Data Guide 2024

Minerva Analytics - ESG Data

Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Governance data
  • Ratings
  • Research data
  • Social data

The data offers solutions for:

  • Carbon footprinting
  • Climate scenario analysis
  • Environmental impact analysis and insight
  • Reporting: TCFD
  • Reporting: TNFD
  • Reporting: UN SDGs

Who are the data users?

  • Financial institutions
  • Government
  • Investors
  • Trustees
  • Institutional investors including asset managers, asset owners, banks and universities.

Brief description of the data offering

Sustainability Stewardship and ESG Integration

For over a decade, Minerva has pioneered the integration of sustainability governance factors (which includes environmental and social issues) in its research. Minerva is fully self-supporting in its analysis of climate change, ESG and sustainability factors. As a specialist ESG research and data provider in our own right, we have direct access to in-house quality data. In addition to the governance database which supports our proxy voting services, our ESG datasets also encompass:              

  • Sustainability governance: understanding how companies manage financially material sustainability issues including climate change, health and safety, board competence, reporting quality; 
  • Controversial business activities: companies deriving revenues from tobacco, thermal coal extraction/generations, civilian firearms and controversial weapons; 
  • Climate change: are companies explicitly managing their carbon footprint with Paris-aligned targets and objectives; and  
  • ESG controversies: companies which have breached UN Global Compact norms with material ESG impacts. 

The content of the above datasets includes the following:  

  • Products data: Alcohol, Adult Entertainment, Controversial Weapons, Conventional Weapons, Farm Animal Welfare, Fossil Fuels (Coal and Oil Sands), Gambling, Recreational Cannabis, Tobacco.
  • ESG and Climate data: Bribery and Corruption, Climate Risk, Environmental Damage, GHG Emissions, Human Rights, Labour rights, SDG Integration, other ethical controversies.
  • Minerva Ratings: Governance, Remuneration, Sustainability.

Companies are analysed to identify their most material ESG issues and gaps in ESG management, primarily based on external data from a range of high-quality sources, supplemented by other partnering organisations (e.g. TPI, TCFD), desk research and review of the company’s disclosures.

Where and how do you source your data?

Minerva uses publicly disclosed information provided by the companies as part of their regulatory obligations, e.g., Listing Rules. These sources include:  

-          Annual reports and accounts

-          Proxy statements 

-          Company websites 

-          Regulatory news announcements 

-          Sustainability/integrated reports

What is the cost for your data offering?

Pricing for this solution is available upon request.