ESG Book: Features Scores

Sustainability performance data for >10,000 companies across a diverse set of 22 ESG topics



ESG Book is a global leader in sustainability data and technology.

Incubated by Arabesque in 2018, ESG Book combines cutting-edge technology and proprietary research. ESG Book’s wide range of cloud-based sustainability products and solutions are used by many of the world’s leading financial organisations.

This personalised listing contains the Feature Scores Layer which investigates public companies on their sustainability performance across 22 topics. These topics cover a wide range of environmental, social, and governance domains.

Samples/tables included:
– Daily historical Feature Scores, from 2003-Present.
– Daily historical Feature Scores sample for S&P500 companies from 2018-01-01 to 2018-07-01 (UK date format)

Meta-data fields included:
– Date
– Asset ID (internal identifier)
– Company name
– Exchange ticker
– Exchange ISO
– Exchange MIC
– Domicile country ISO
– Domicile region
– Exchange country ISO
– Exchange region
– Economic Sector
– Industry

Environment feature fields:
– Emissions: The contribution of business activities to the emission of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants. Inputs into this feature include emissions data as well as reduction initiatives, objectives, policies and monitoring.
– Environmental Stewardship: The impact of business activities on biodiversity and animal welfare. Inputs into this feature include the use and regulation of animal products/testing alongside biodiversity impact initiatives and targets such as Forest Stewardship.
– Resource Use: The efficient use of energy and other natural resources including land and materials. Inputs into this feature include energy use/efficiency and land use reduction initiatives, recycled raw materials, toxic chemicals reduction and resource efficiency policies as well as targets and monitoring.
– Environmental Solutions: The environmental impact of products and services and the contribution towards sustainable consumerism. This feature comprises of inputs including, but not limited to, the development of hybrid vehicles, smart water solutions and sustainable building products as well as offering environmental and renewable/clean energy products. Responsible asset management, the total supply of renewable energy and environmental products targets are also included.
– Waste: The generation of waste and other hazardous output as part of business activities. This includes inputs covering hazardous and general waste generation and reduction policies, recycling practices and oil spill disclosure.
– Water: The efficient and responsible use of water throughout company operations. This includes inputs on water pollution, recycling initiatives and water withdrawal.
– Environmental Management: The mechanisms and policies employed to manage the overall environmental performance of the business. Inputs to this feature relate to environmental lawsuits, investments into resource efficiency and environmental impact reduction as well as the environmental management system of the company.

Social feature fields:
– Diversity: The representation of and equal opportunity for women and minorities in the workforce and on the board. Inputs include board and employee diversity, discrimination lawsuits and commitment to supplier diversity.
– Occupational Health and Safety: Workplace-related health and safety performance. This includes inputs such as the disclosure of accident rates and workplace injuries, employee health and safety training and certification, policies/procedures and targets.
– Training and Development: The opportunities and programmes in place to enable and support learning across employees and the supply chain. This includes inputs such as employee training hours, costs, and policies as well as the monitoring and targeting of these.
– Product Access Providing: Access to products and/or services for disadvantaged communities. Product access is comprised of inputs relating to access to finance, medicine, education, food as well as affordable housing programmes.
– Community Relations: The level of community involvement and public trust. Inputs include customer satisfaction and community relations policies, targets and the monitoring of these as well as a disclosure of employee volunteering hours.
– Product Quality and Safety: The quality and safety of products and services and level of customer satisfaction. This feature is composed of lawsuits, policies, targets and monitoring relating to the product quality management as well as consumer satisfaction and others.
– Human Rights: The promotion of human rights throughout all business activities, including the supply chain. Inputs include suppliers’ human rights consideration, employee human rights training and policy as well as targets and monitoring of these.
– Labour Rights: Compliance to internationally recognised labour standards, both in-house and across the supply chain. This includes inputs relating to the Freedom of Association, Supplier Code Audit and child labour, forced labour and labour rights policies.
– Compensation: The fair and equal compensation of staff and board members. Inputs include average salaries and benefits, board member compensation, pension funding amongst others.
– Employment Quality: Working conditions and employee satisfaction. This includes inputs including employee turnover, work-life balance policy and work time flexibility.

Governance feature fields:
– Business Ethics: Fair business practices as it relates to issues like corruption, political contributions and anti-trust. Inputs include lawsuits relating to these issues and policies in place to monitor and reduce their impact.
– Corporate Governance: The procedures and mechanisms in place that ensure proper long-term control and management of the corporation. Inputs relate to the board and committee as well as policies and targets surrounding governance issues like shareholder rights and insider trading.
– Transparency: The level of transparency and disclosure of critical information about the business. This accounts for disclosures relating to director compensation and articles of association as well reporting standards and external verification.
– Forensic Accounting: The overall earnings quality and the degree to which their reported earnings properly represent the company’s financial health. This is a good proxy for financial governance and a company’s ability to secure future investments.
– Capital Structure: The relative level of leverage and how it might take away from a long-term focus in decision making. Inputs will typically include the debt-to-equity ratio and targets for this.

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About the Provider:

ESG Book is a global leader in sustainability data and technology.

Incubated by Arabesque in 2018, ESG Book combines cutting-edge technology and proprietary research. ESG Book’s wide range of cloud-based sustainability products and solutions are used by many of the world’s leading financial organisations which collectively manage over $120 trillion.

The company has offices in London, Frankfurt, Boston, Singapore, Delhi and Tokyo.

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