In a complex environment of evolving sustainability practices, a multitude of ESG ratings, shareholder pressures, and regulatory requirements, ISS Corporate Solutions supports companies across industries in developing strategic and targeted approaches to sustainability management and reporting.
ICS helps you benchmark your responsible investment risk and uncover opportunities to maximize your appeal to investors.
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
ESG CORPORATE RATING
Benchmark ratings and performance against peers to identify industry best practices and improvement opportunities for sustainability management program.
Derive actionable insights on opportunities to improve sustainability performance and associated disclosures based on indicator evaluation approaches and analyst assessments.
Build a business case for internal support on priority initiatives leveraging powerful benchmarking comparisons and executive- and board-ready automated reporting capabilities.
Access unprecedented ESG performance data for more than 7,500 companies in the coverage universe
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.
50 largest investment firms included
Searchable by firm, keywords, and topic
Link directly to firm policies from the ICS website
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
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
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
Practical solutions to uncover and address climate-related risks
The ICS Climate Analytics application 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
Greenhouse Gas (GHG) disclosure transparency and emissions benchmarking
Institutional investors use the SDG Impact Rating to assess companies with a holistic metric of impact using the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a reference framework. The rating measures the extent to which companies are managing negative externalities in their operations across the entire value chain to minimize negative impacts, while at the same time making use of existing and emerging opportunities in their products and services to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
With ICS’ SDG Impact Rating application, our corporate clients can view a variety of associated data on thousands of companies globally, including:
Concise overview of a company’s overall SDG impact and across all 17 SDGs
Pillar scores within each goal-level rating for: Operations, Controversies, and Products & Services
Explanatory notes providing additional context for each pillar score
Score benchmarking for customizable peer groups
Discover different ESG packages with features based on your needs.
Helping companies design and manage their ESG programs to align with company goals, reduce risk, and manage the needs of diverse stakeholders by delivering expert advisory, data, and software solutions.