Guide to ESG data providers :: ESG Risk Rating

Sustainalytics - ESG Risk Rating

Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Social data
  • Governance data
  • Rankings
  • Ratings
  • Indices/Exchange data
  • Verification/certification data
  • Controversies
  • Product Involvement
  • Carbon Risk Ratings
  • Country Risk Research
  • Screening Services
  • Portfolio Analysis

What data do you provide?

Sustainalytics provides ESG ratings and research for over 12,000 companies. The ESG Risk Ratings are designed to help investors identify and understand financially material ESG risks at the security and portfolio level. It is based on a two-dimensional materiality framework that measures a company’s exposure to industry-specific material risks and how well a company is managing those risks. In addition to the ESG Risk Ratings, Sustainalytics provides data and services in the following areas: carbon risk, country risk, sustainable products, sustainable development, portfolio screening and analytics, weapons research, human rights and controversies. Sustainalytics also provides services to issuers wishing to leverage their ESG performance and rating internally or for commercial benefit (such as for sustainability reporting, sustainability-linked loans, bond issuances, etc). 

Where and how do you source your data?

Sustainalytics uses a variety of sources to assess ESG risk including public corporate reporting and filings, media sources, and respected third-party sources such as specialized providers, industry publications and renowned NGOs. This desktop research and analysis is conducted by over 300 analysts globally. This information feeds into the assessment of companies’ exposure to and management of industry and company-specific ESG Risk. Company feedback on the accuracy of the information captured in the draft report is also sought and considered.

Who are the data users?

Sustainalytics has over 500 clients including most of the world’s largest pension, life Insurers, asset managers, asset owners and banks incorporating ESG and corporate governance data into their investment processes. 

What is the cost for your data offering?

Sustainalytics offers services to both investors and corporates, pricing depends on the services required.