ESG Data Guide 2024


Data category

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

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: Water
  • Norms-based screening
  • Reporting: CSRD
  • Reporting: ISSB standards
  • Reporting: Impact
  • Reporting: Other Regulations
  • Reporting: SEC climate
  • Reporting: SFDR
  • Reporting: TCFD
  • Reporting: TNFD
  • Social impact analysis and insight
  • Transition plan assessments

Who are the data users?

  • Corporates
  • Financial institutions
  • Government
  • Investors
  • Trustees

Where and how do you source your data?

Data is primarily sourced from publicly available information, including a company’s own disclosure, proxy statements, reputable news, governmental and international institutions, recognised international or local non-governmental organisations, and non-biased subscription databases.

Director and compensation data are driven by publicly disclosed filings and annual reports to ensure consistency.

Voting Analytics Data is primarily sourced from publicly available information, including public filings, press releases and company websites​. Mutual fund voting records are sourced from SEC's N-PX filings (for US mutual funds) and other public sources (for non-US funds).

What is the cost for your data offering?

Pricing for this solution is available upon request.

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

E&S Raw Data

·         Transparent and high-quality data. Each individual datapoint is rigorously validated by our expert ESG analysts and – where applicable – labelled with detailed information on its source.

·         Holistic insight into corporate risk. The E&S Raw Data set offers a 360° view of company disclosures and corporate risk profile based on three decades of expertise across the E and S domains.

·         Flexibility. Rather than a set of pre-defined deliverables, E&S Raw Data offers clients the flexibility to decide what is material and focus on the areas that matter. 


Unique data sets within the raw data offering include:


Director Data

·         By examining the director profile for key experiences, you can determine if directors possess the necessary qualifications for a given company to uncover potential risks and opportunities in your portfolio.


Executive Compensation

·         Executive Compensation Analytics allows investors, as well as ESG and governance professionals, to analyze executive compensation plan design, better understand executive’s incentives & decision making, examine the link between pay and performance, uncover problematic pay practices and more.


Voting Analytics

  • Over 15 years of shareholder vote results data from Annual General Meetings
  • Convenient and efficient solution for gathering and tracking meeting results.
  • Historical meeting results available for select markets, including the United States, Australia, United Kingdom and Canada
  • Meeting results captured in critical client and internal proxy reports.
  • Ability to perform trend analysis of voting decisions and policy recommendations with actual vote outcomes.
  • Meeting results information applicable to regular proxy policy reviews and formulation processes.
  • Integration of meeting results into daily voting workflow

Most recent significant update:

Q2 2023

·         Environmental and Social Raw Data solution launch

ISS ESG launched Environmental and Social Raw Data solution, including more than 1,400 data factors. The solution offers a comprehensive set of environmental, social, and governance data points with no additional assessment or scoring overlay, enabling clients to extract and act on the insights most relevant to them. 

Planned future enhancements:

ISS STOXX will continue investing into widening and deepening the raw data sets and making the data available via multiple channels for all use cases from front- to middle- and back-office applications.

What trends are you seeing in terms of customer demand?

The trend of increasing interest for raw ESG data stems from two developments: Some investors want to take ratings and scores apart to understand drivers but also to create unique methodologies, others are shifting away from catch-all ESG scores and ratings and take a more selective approach focusing on specific themes, such as modern slavery, cyber security, physical risks, director compensation, sanctions, etc. The ISS ESG raw data offering allows clients here to pick topics that are seen as material to investments also by investors without an explicit ESG commitment.


Till Jung
Head of ISS ESG