ESG Solutions

Access the most comprehensive socially responsible investing data set in the industry.

Stand out among your peers.

More and more investors are starting to use ratings for ESG practices as part ESG practices as part of their investment workflow.

$30.7 trillion

in assets are professionally managed under responsible investment strategies globally.

(Bloomberg, 2019)

$1 of every $4

the amount of money accounting for SRI investing under professional management in the United States.

38%  year-over-year growth

in sustainable assets in the U.S. 2016 to 2018.

(2018 Global Sustainable Investment Review)

Where does your company stack up?

ICS helps you benchmark your responsible investment risk and uncover opportunities to maximize your appeal to investors.

  • Transparent methodology
  • Quantitative and qualitative data informed by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
  • An annual methodology review ensures data continuously stays in step with disclosure standards
  • Data verification online and accessible to issuers year-round

EXPLORE ICS ESG SOLUTIONS

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ICS E&S QUALITYSCORE TOOLS

Understand how investors perceive your sustainability program, prioritize disclosure changes based on what matters to investors, and stay ahead of shifts in sustainability norms.

Get an overview of the E&S QualityScore methodology & summary of key issues.

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Review, verify & provide feedback on the data used to determine QualityScore.

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ONLINE LIBRARY OF INVESTOR ESG POLICIES

Use the only aggregated library of institutional investor ESG policies to better understand how firms use environmental and social disclosures to make voting decisions. Save time by using a tool that pulls policies into one place so you don’t have to research them one-by-one.

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50 largest investment firms included

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Searchable by firm, keywords, and topic

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Link directly to firm policies from the ICS website

ESG Solutions

ESG PROPOSAL BRIEFS

Since 2012, the number of climate change proposals has increased from 1 to 24 and the average support for those proposals has increased by 13 percentage points.

 

The ICS catalogue of 2017 environmental and social proposals allows companies to review short proposal briefs and familiarize themselves with the most popular shareholder proposals.

SEE AN OVERVIEW OF:

  • The proposal itself
  • Shareholder responses/rationale
  • Management responses
  • Highlights from company disclosures
  • Shareholder voting history on each proposal

NORM-BASED RESEARCH REPORTS

Based on global norms as set out in international initiatives and guidelines, Norm-Based Research highlights the most critical environmental and social risks for a given company.

  • Overall assessment results and signals, categorized by degree of verification, severity of impact & company responsiveness
  • Proven methodology, continuous innovation
  • Broad coverage – 24,000+ equity & debt issuers
  • Assesses actual performance in situations where companies face specific risks & challenges
  • Provides qualitative insights into company response to controversies through a dialogue-driven analysis
  • Extensive company & stakeholder dialogue and strict verification ensures objectivity & exhaustiveness
  • Focus on company responsiveness ensures solidity of findings & provides for a forward-looking approach

ADVISORY SERVICES

Stay ahead of investor demands with trusted guidance from ICS experts. We save you time by evaluating and auditing your sustainability policies and proposals, analyzing your shareholders’ preferences, and relating best practices from other companies.

ADVISORS ARE AVAILABLE TO

  • Deliver insight into what institutional investors are looking for
  • Help prioritize opportunities
  • Share examples of best-in-class disclosures
  • Provide proactive sustainability benchmarking
  • Navigate the ISS Environmental & Social data for you, and create custom reports
  • Advisory Services are provided as part of an annual subscription, helping you to reduce your spend with project-based consultants

ESG CORPORATE RATING

  • Benchmark their ratings and performance against industry peers to identify strengths and weaknesses in their sustainability management program.
  • Obtain direct access to the detailed ISS ESG Corporate Ratings for 6,800+ companies.
  • Register for alerts and subscribe to the Alerts Archive, which contains all the reports which ISS ESG sends out monthly.
  • Access downloadable PDF reports for 4,000 companies evaluated by ISS ESG.

CLIMATE ANALYTICS

Practical solutions to uncover and address climate-related risks.

The ICS Climate Analytics module offers unprecedented data and analytics on the climate-related disclosures and performance of thousands of corporate issuers across the globe.

Perform robust custom analytics and generate executive-ready climate performance and peer benchmarking reports on demand, including:

  • The Climate Awareness Scorecard one-page summary
  • TCFD Alignment benchmarking
  • [Coming Soon] Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Transparency, emissions and target ambition level benchmarking

Discover different ESG packages with features based on your needs.

Benchmark environmental & social risk and uncover opportunities to maximize your appeal to investors.

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