ESG Data Guide 2024

Iceberg Data Lab - Positive Contribution Climate

Data category

Environmental data

The data offers solutions for:

  • Environmental impact analysis and insight
  • Investment decisions and portfolio insight

Who are the data users?

  • Corporates
  • Financial institutions
  • Investors

Brief description of the data offering

The Positive contribution metric measures companies’ contribution to transition regarding climate. It is made up of three pillars which measure and quantify positive impacts on climate due to improved performance and compensation actions carried out by companies. These indicators quantify the positive impact that these management decisions have on climate.

Impact calculation lies in its unparalleled granularity of data, allowing Iceberg Data Lab to provide a detailed, robust, and accurate assessment of a company's environmental and social contribution. IDL's comprehensive consideration of Scope 3 emissions enables a more holistic evaluation of a company's sustainability efforts and its impact on the broader ecosystem.

Reduce: Compare a company's impact over time between the current year and a baseline year. This helps us identify the progress a company has made in reducing its environmental footprint.

Avoid: Compare a company's products and services to a market benchmark. This allows us to gauge how well a corporation's offerings align with industry standards and contribute positively to society.

IDL's data can be used in all the following ways:

·         To identify companies that have a better environmental performance than their peers.

·         As a driver of investment strategies for thematic funds or indices. To set quantitative targets for positive impact loans.

·         As a diversification driver to combine climate in impact funds

Where and how do you source your data?

IDL only uses public information to source data. Company information is updated once a year.

What is the cost for your data offering?

Pricing depends on coverage requirements, and can be provided upon request at

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

Iceberg Data Lab’s metrics are based on a robust scientific methodology constantly improved by a research team and reviewed by a scientific committee. As we do not have any business or advisory relationships with issuers, there will be no conflict of interests. Besides, the model is unified for climate and biodiversity to align with the regulator’s demands.

The model reports a full coverage of scopes 1, 2, 3, upstream and downstream. Covering all scopes is important as it can be misleading to only report on a companies’ direct emissions. For example, in some cases, scope 3 downstream can represent 90% of a companies’ total emissions. A data quality level is also reported to show the level of modelled and reported data.

We have an unbeatable granularity level covering all sectors and over 2,300 products and services. Additionally, we enable to appraise different products and services in the same sector and, therefore, identifying contributors to transition. Our model is also scalable to other environmental impact measures (i.e. waste, water, impact on human health) and can easily be derived to produce new indicators.