ESG Data Guide 2024

HIP Investor - Climate, Impact, ESG & SDG Issuer Benchmarking & Reporting

Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Governance data
  • Indices/Exchange data
  • Rankings
  • Ratings
  • Research data
  • Social data
  • Verification/Certification/External opinion

The data offers solutions for:

  • Carbon footprinting
  • Climate scenario analysis
  • Environmental impact analysis and insight
  • Geospatial/location data
  • 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
  • Norms-based screening
  • Physical risk
  • Reporting: CSRD
  • Reporting: EU Regulations
  • Reporting: ISSB standards
  • Reporting: Impact
  • Reporting: Other Regulations
  • Reporting: SEC climate
  • Reporting: SFDR
  • Reporting: TCFD
  • Reporting: TNFD
  • Reporting: UN SDGs
  • Social impact analysis and insight
  • Temperature alignment
  • Transition plan assessments

Who are the data users?

  • Corporates
  • Financial institutions
  • Government
  • Investors
  • Trustees

Brief description of the data offering

HIP provides issuers with Impact Reports and ESG Ratings.

  • Executive Summary style reports can be 1-2 pages.
  • In-depth, comprehensive reports of approximately 16 pages can be useful for investor due dilligence, annual reporting, and security new issuances.

Where and how do you source your data?

The data used to generate HIP Ratings is collected through publicly available resources, as well as through non-public subscription databases. To be considered for inclusion in a sector's scorecard, a data source must meet the following three requirements:

  1. Values must be a quantitative metric of an issuer's impact on people, planet or trust.
  2. There must be a direct relationship between the data point and the future risk potential of a bond issuer at any point across the full duration of the bond.
  3. Data set must deliver significant coverage across the peer universe, providing a performance range and appropriate context for data verification and comparison.

In sourcing data, HIP strives to acquire the most quantitative, comparable, and comprehensive metrics according to these criteria that apply to each given sector.

HIP sources data from dozens of sources, including:

  • Issuers and obligors of muni bonds
  • Government databases
  • Non-profit datasets
  • For-profit databases
  • Academic research

HIP sources, cleans, quality-checks, and tests the distributions of the results. As HIP produces, published, and licenses Ratings, our analysts are very attentive to quality, accuracy, and analytical rigor.

What is the cost for your data offering?

Prices for Issuer HIP Impact, ESG, and SDG Ratings and Benchmarking start at $10,000 and can be benchmarked to your peers, covering 14,000 corporations globally across 92 nations, or 126,000 municipal entities.