Guide to ESG data providers :: Custom Ratings

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. - Custom Ratings

Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Social data
  • Governance data
  • Ratings

What data do you provide?

ISS ESG’s Custom Ratings tool allows users to develop comprehensive custom ESG scoring models based on near-time content, providing analysis based on a broad range of responsible investment principles and user-defined criteria. Users have control over model customization, including weights and scoring, content inclusion and creating groupings from a range of factors. 

Ratings can be used to compare a company to other companies in its industry, or to a broader set of companies, allowing investors to understand how a company performs in general and discern more subtle differences within a particular industry or group. This Custom Ratings tool further enables ISS ESG to work with clients to develop bespoke and holistic models of risk choosing from multiple factors and databases. 

Where and how do you source your data?

Data is collected based on the sources and methodology used by each ISS ESG solution. ISS ESG data is typically derived from company filings, as well as ongoing event-driven data updates as reflected in public disclosure, press releases and company web sites.