ESG Data Guide 2022

Corporate Knights - Corporate Knights ESG Data and Ratings

Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Social data
  • Governance data
  • Rankings
  • Ratings
  • Verification/certification data
  • Clean economy data - A measure of clean revenues and clean investments (capex, R&D, and acquisitions) that align with the definitions set out in the Corporate Knights Clean Taxonomy

Brief description of the data offering

  • Raw data, scores, and ratios on up to 24 Key Performance Indicators covering resource management, employee management, financial management, clean revenue & clean investment, and supplier performance
  • Gold standard Clean Economy data based on the Corporate Knights Clean Taxonomy to enable corporate transformations
  • Optional 21 ESG Red Flags (exclusions) based on misconduct and products, such as thermal coal, blocking climate policy, and extreme deforestation. 
  • Coverage universe is 8000+ global publicly traded companies with $1B+ annual revenue [private companies to be rated in the future]

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: Oceans
  • Nature-based information: Water
  • Reporting: EU Regulations
  • Reporting: UN SDGs

Where and how do you source your data?

  • Direct disclosure from companies on Corporate Knights data portal
  • Government and regulatory sources
  • Complimented by data feeds from non-profit, NGO’s, pension fund cohorts
  • Analyst collection

Who are the data users?

  • Financial institutions
  • Asset managers
  • Asset owners
  • Investment advisors
  • Investment industry consultants
  • Financial service providers

What is the cost for your data offering?

Annual dataset subscriptions [delivered monthly] start at $15,000 (plus applicable taxes).