Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Social data
  • Governance data
  • Ratings

What data do you provide?

Beyond Ratings is a highly regarded provider of smart data and analytics that enable Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) integration into fixed income, complementing traditional credit analysis. Founded in 2014 and based in Paris, France, Beyond Ratings provides innovative services to assist the financial sector in the transition towards a sustainable economy. We provide standard research and tailored services, leveraging in-house research, advanced quantitative analytics and risk scoring for over 175 countries and 10,000 companies.

Beyond Ratings offers proprietary specialist sustainability risk models and data across FI securities including sovereign bonds. Our datasets cover ESG-augmented credit risk, ESG performance assessment, and advanced climate-related KPIs.

Where and how do you source your data?

Most of our ESG data relies on public sources, such as the World Bank, IMF, and NGOs. A limited number of indicators are developed from data that is privately sourced (e.g. for energy, and/or financial information). 

For our ESG-augmented credit assessment model, the data selection process is as follows: first, we retrieve all variables deemed important and / or that impact sovereign risk through academic literature and what could be done by the financial rating industry. We then test all these variables in our econometric framework in order to better capture the explanatory power and additional information of each variable. We then retain the variables / indicators that have the most explanatory power considering our endogenous variable.

Who are the data users?

Our ESG and climate-related data is used by asset owners and asset managers globally.

What is the cost for your data offering?

Please contact Beyond Ratings or a FTSE Russell or LSEG sales professional for information on licensing our sustainable investment data. 

What are the key attributes that differentiates the data you offer?

Beyond Ratings’ data features the following advantages:

  • Focus on materiality: our econometric models offer an ‘agnostic’ approach that highlight the materiality (economic & financial) of ESG. 
  • Transparency: our quantitative approach offers transparent frameworks for assessing ESG/climate performance at the country and company level.
  • A unique, top-down approach: we provide robust and coherent metrics to assess the ESG / climate-related risks and opportunities for the sovereign asset class, including forward-looking metrics such as 2° alignment.
  • Flexibility/customization: our data models are open for customization to suit client needs and ESG priorities

Contacts

hnorris@lseg.com

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