Disclosure of sustainability practices has become an expectation for institutional investors. What used to be a “nice to have” is now a “must have”, as $23 trillion in assets are professionally managed under responsible investment strategies.
Companies can use E&S QualityScore to understand how investors perceive their sustainability program, prioritize disclosure changes based on what matters to investors, and stay ahead of shifts in sustainability norms.
This document provides an overview of the methodology and summary of key issues.
Review, verify, and provide feedback on the data used to determine the ISS Governance QualityScore.
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.
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.
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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.
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We save you time by evaluating and auditing your sustainability policies and proposals, analyzing your shareholders’ preferences, and relating best practices from other companies.
Bonds are an important tool for financing climate protection and environmental conservation projects.
Second-party opinions (SPOs)1 provide bond issuers with an independent review of the sustainability quality of their bonds. Those that meet ISS-oekom’s rigorous global standards give investors security that the projects they fund aren’t “greenwashed.”
In fact, in 2016 ISS-oekom received the distinguished Global Capital SRI Award for Second Party Opinions due to the thoroughness and rigor of their SPOs.
1While SPOs are sold and distributed by ISS Corporate Solutions, the analytical work to prepare and issue SPOs is performed by a dedicated ISS-ESG team and is based on the ISS-oekom methodology.
Originally founded in 1993, oekom created one of the world’s leading ESG rating systems for sustainable investments. Acquired by ISS in March 2018, the ISS ESG database is now positioned to lead the investment world in disclosure, transparency, and performance ratings.