Guide to ESG data providers :: Carbon Risk Rating

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. - Carbon Risk Rating

Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Ratings

What data do you provide?

ISS ESG’s Carbon Risk Rating provides a comprehensive assessment of the carbon-related performance of a portfolio’s underlying companies, based on over 100 industry-specific indicators and a carbon risk classification at the industry and sub-industry levels. 

The rating comes from two components:

  • The Carbon Risk Classification: a classification of the respective industry's climate change-related risks on a scale from one (very high risk) to four (low risk)
  • The Carbon Performance Score: based on a selection of climate change-specific indicators and demonstrates how the company tackles climate change along the value chain. 

These results allow the investor to see in a forward-looking way which companies are best equipped to reduce their direct and indirect carbon emissions effectively. 

Where and how do you source your data?

Data underlying the Carbon Risk Rating is collected from a range of sources, including:

  • Public information, including annual reports; and sustainable development reports; United Nations Global Compact Participant Communication on Progress; Principles for Responsible Investment Signatory Reporting, etc.
  • Subscription databases, including data from the Factiva and CDP.
  • Company correspondence, additional (written) information provided directly by the issuers during the rating process.