Guide to ESG data providers :: Sustainability Solutions Assessment

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. - Sustainability Solutions Assessment

Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Social data
  • Ratings

What data do you provide?

ISS ESG’s Sustainability Solutions Assessment provides investors with qualitative analysis and quantitative scores and revenue data regarding the impact of a company’s product and service portfolio towards 15 environmental and social objectives closely aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

Social objectives and corresponding UN Sustainable Development Goals include:

  • Alleviating poverty
  • Combating hunger/malnutrition
  • Ensuring health
  • Delivering education
  • Attain gender equality
  • Providing basic services
  • Safeguarding peace

Environmental objectives and corresponding UN Sustainable Development Goals include:

  • Achieving sustainable agriculture/forestry
  • Conserving water
  • Contributing to sustainable energy use
  • Promoting sustainable buildings
  • Optimising material use
  • Mitigating climate change
  • Preserving marine ecosystems
  • Preserving terrestrial ecosystems

Where and how do you source your data?

The analysis is based on the percentage of revenues generated by a company from material products and services, using the following assessment of publicly available information:

  • Reported sales revenue: Exact value of net sales generated with relevant products and/or services reported by the company. 
  • Proxy-based estimated sales revenue: Share of net sales generated with relevant products and/or services estimated with "high" or "medium" certainty. 
  • Industry knowledge-based estimations: No information disclosed regarding the share of revenue derived from products and/or services within the portfolio, and no concrete evidence available that would allow for an estimation with a higher certainty level.

Contacts

marija.kramer@iss-esg.com