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Corporate Governance

Data Sources

Corporate data on environmental, social and governance issues


ASSET4, a Thomson Reuters business, provides objective, relevant and systematic environmental, social and governance (ESG) information based on 250+ key performance indicators (KPIs) and 750+ individual data points along with their original data sources.

Professional investors use this 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 corporation-focused solution 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, making access to an objective and comparable database and analysis tools important. (Source: Thomson Reuters)

Accessing ASSET4 ESG Data

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MSCI (formerly KLD Research & Analytics, Inc.), accessible via UBC Library's subscription to the Wharton Research Data Services, is an authority on social research for institutional investors. To meet the needs of social investors, KLD provides research, benchmarks, compliance, and consulting services analogous to those provided by financial research service firms.

KMPG Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting

The KPMG Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting provides a snapshot of current global trends in corporate responsibility reporting. The survey covers 4,100 companies in 41 countries and a deep-dive into the quality of reporting among the world’s largest 250 companies.

This online tool allows you to compare a) the rate of CR reporting by country, region and sector b) the rate of assurance of CR reports by country and region c) the average quality score of the CR reports of the world’s largest 250 companies by sector.