In today’s world of globalization and interdependence and in times of financial crisis, issues such as climate change, biodiversity, human rights, “licence to operate,” business ethics and corporate governance are at the forefront of public and political attention.
How companies respond to these issues is becoming as important as traditional financial metrics when evaluating corporate performance, therefore playing a more central role in investors’ decision-making efforts to identify long-term opportunities and risks for companies. Now for the first time, environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors can be easily integrated into portfolio analysis, equity research, screening or quantitative analysis.
The information is manually collected and audited by our ESG specialists based on publicly available sources such as company websites, annual reports and corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports.
Features and Benefits
Thomson Reuters provides ESG data on over to 5,000 public companies.
400+ ESG data points and 100+ ESG analytics going back to 2002.
Over 17 years of history provided for Officers and Directors content covering public as well as private companies
Identify companies that demonstrate an active, positive contribution to sustainable development
Incorporate ESG issues into your financial analysis
Find and invest in companies with active corporate governance
Screen and avoid companies not meeting socially responsible criteria
Additional Content Info
Thomson Reuters provides ESG data on over 5,000 listed companies including many of the primary, global and some regional indices like MSCI World, MSCI Europe, STOXX 600, NASDAQ 100, Russell 1000, S&P 500, FTSE 100, ASX 300 and MSCI Emerging Market.
In addition, Thomson Reuters offers takeover defense profiles on 10,000+ public companies with nearly 12,000 Poison Pill “Events”.
Depth and History
Thomson Reuters has in-depth coverage across 400+ ESG data points and 100+ ESG analytics back to 2002. We also provide 17+ years of history on over 1.8 million officers and director for over 80,000 public companies and over 1.1 million officers and directors for 135,000 private companies.
Timeliness and Quality
Our processes are designed to ensure the highest data quality levels with stringent quality control and methodology. Every company update goes through different levels of manual validations. In parallel, all data goes through automatic checks – looking for logical relationships between the data points, consistency across years and expected ranges of the quantitative data.
Standardized and As Reported Data
Thomson Reuters offers standardized and comparable ESG data thus solving one of the greatest challenges in using this information. Our data analysts capture the data as reported by the companies together with the link back to source and then standardize the values in common units across all companies. Full detailed transparency is provided by detailed information links to each data point.
Value Add Across Workflows
Professional investors use ESG data to define a wide range of responsible investment strategies and integrate it into their traditional investment analysis. Corporate executives (e.g. CSR and IR managers) use the content to benchmark their own performance against peers and track relevant news. Quantitative analysts use the ESG data within the Quantitative Analytics solution to identify a new range of signals. Issues such as climate change, executive remuneration and employee rights are becoming as important as traditional metrics for companies and investors, that is why having access to an objective and comparable database and analysis tools is so important.
Professional investors can:
- Implement a full range of responsible investment strategies, including negative screening, best-in-class analysis, compliance and risk monitoring, engagement and integration.
- Drive down research costs by delivering systematic, verified and integrated information.
- Increase revenue by enhancing investment research capabilities and empowering new, innovative financial products incorporating ESG aspects
Corporate Services Executives can:
- Reduce risk by tracking, managing and benchmarking of ESG policies and practices.
- Enhance corporate governance with access to objective and transparent information.
- Stay current on industry changes or issues by monitoring ESG-related news.
- Expand accountability, transparency and trust to increase liquidity and achieve a fair share price.
Thomson Reuters Corporate Responsibility Indices (TRCRI)
Track the performance of companies with superior ratings for environmental, social and governance practices.
Developed jointly with S-Network Global Indexes, and leveraging the Thomson Reuters ESG database, the Thomson Reuters Corporate Responsibility Indices (TRCRI) offer an objective and transparent, rules-based benchmarking solution for measuring ESG performance.
Unlike the majority of ESG indices, the indices mirror the performance of major global benchmarks via companies that have substantially higher than average ESG ratings.
The indices represent a comprehensive benchmarking system for CSR investors. The full transparency of both index and associated ratings methodologies, together with broad-based distribution of index data, make the indices understandable and accessible to all types of users.
ESG Metrics Covering all Sustainability Themes
|Sample Environmental Measures||Sample Social Measures||Sample Corporate Governance Measures|
|Biodiversity Impact Reduction||Improvement Tools Business Ethics||Board Member Affiliations|
|Targets Emissions||Customer Satisfaction||Policy Board Size|
|CO2 Equivalents Emission Total||Employee Satisfaction||Policy Board Independence|
|Estimated CO2 Equivalents Emission Total||Quality Management Systems (ISO 9000)||Policy Board Diversity|
|Carbon Offsets/Credits||Policy Child Labor||Policy Board Experience|
|Waste Total||Supply Chain Health & Safety Training||Board Meeting Attendance Average|
|Non Hazardous Waste||Trade Union Representation||Board Cultural Diversity|
|Hazardous Waste||Turnover of Employees||Female on Board|
|Waste Recycling Ratio||Health & Safety Policy||Highest Remuneration Package|
|Water Pollutant Emissions||Total Injury Rate||Board Member Compensation|
|e-Waste Reduction||Lost Time Injury Rate||Audit Committee Independence|
|Environmental Expenditures||Employee/Contractor Fatalities||Global Compact|
|Policy Energy Efficiency||Lost Working Days||CEO-Chairman Separation|
|Energy Use Total||HIV/AIDS Program||Compensation Committee Independence|
|Renewable Energy Use||Accidents Total||Anti-Takeover Devices|
|Green Buildings||Average Training Hours||Policy Equal Voting Right|
|Policy Water Efficiency||Training Costs Total||Voting Cap Percentage|
|Water Withdrawal Total||Management Training||Shareholders Vote on Executive Pay|
|Water Recycled||Policy Diversity and Opportunity||Veto Power or Golden Share|
|Environmental Supply Chain Management||Women Employees||Classified Board Structure|
|Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14000)||Women Managers||Staggered Board Structure|
|Environmental Products||Flexible Working Schemes||CSR Sustainability Committee|
|Environmental R&D Expenditures||Day Care Services||CSR Sustainability Report Global Activities|
|Eco-Design Products||Human Rights Policy||CSR Sustainability External Audit|
|Water Technologies||Donations Total||GRI Report Guidelines|
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