S&P Dow Jones Indices - ESG Scores
Brief description of the data offering
S&P DJI ESG Scores – which are governed by S&P DJI and determined by the results of the annual S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (‘CSA’) - provide a robust measure of company sustainability performance to help investors manage their exposure to material ESG issues. The data is available as a headline score, individual E, S & G dimensions, and up to a further possible 20 industry-specific criteria, for a fully transparent and flexible methodology to suit investor needs. The data has been carefully honed by the CSA Research team to account for the most financially material and relevant ESG signals within specific industries, rather than simply a theoretical approach to ESG. Though most datasets reward companies that disclose sustainability issues - irrespective of how well a company manages them – S&P DJI ESG Scores critically account for both transparency and performance on these matters.
The data offers solutions for:
Investment decisions and portfolio insight
Where and how do you source your data?
Based on a methodology defined by S&P DJI, the scores are calculated using data gathered through the annual CSA, which is widely regarded as one of the most comprehensive surveys of corporate sustainability performance in the world. It focuses primarily on the most financially material ESG signals for determining the future viability of business models within specific industries, based on two decades of investment decision making experience. Where possible, the CSA relies on primary data provided directly by companies. For companies that do not respond, an expert team of analysts collects public information and fills out the CSA on their behalf to produce a continuous dataset for reliable portfolio construction through a tried and tested framework. Company controversies are also incorporated in real time through ongoing monitoring of media and stakeholder analysis.
Who are the data users?
- Financial institutions
What is the cost for your data offering?
Pricing varies depending on use cases.
What are the key attributes that differentiates the data you offer?
The S&P DJI ESG Scores are an adjusted form of S&P Global ESG Scores, and they embody the same key strengths and attributes. This includes comprehensive coverage & detailed data granularity, precise & transparent score construction, thorough research governance and product oversight – including over 20+ years of audits, a performance-oriented assessment methodology that captures a wider range of ESG factors than other assessments, a credible determination of materiality – determined through statistical analysis – that underlies the scoring process, clear alignment with other reporting frameworks, and trend-setting introduction of sustainability topics that is consistently ahead of the reporting curve.