Guide to ESG data providers :: Global Sanctions Screening

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. - Global Sanctions Screening

Data category

Global sanctions

What data do you provide?

ISS ESG’s Global Sanctions Screening identifies issuers with certain business ties to countries subject to US state-level divestment mandates or designated under national or multi-lateral sanctions regimes. Issuers linked to sanctioned nations are comprehensively evaluated to determine the nature of their business activities and whether these activities are permissible or scrutinized under sanctions mandates. Customized screens can be created to take into account exempting factors such as humanitarian activities, ongoing withdrawal, authorized business activities, and related exemptions, as well as screening in support of specific US state-level mandates.  

ISS has one of the largest global sanction services and monitors more than 50 regimes facing sanctions. A full of regimes is available upon request.

Where and how do you source your data?

Global Sanctions Screening assesses companies with ties to countries of concern and/or countries under UN, EU or US sanctions.  Assessments include a profile note on the company’s relevant activities, and in some cases the research will include an indication as to what share of revenue a company derives from these activities (more or less than 10%) or what amount a company has invested in certain sectors in these countries.