Sustainability Solutions

The Complete Picture in ESG Disclosure and Performance

Empowering Proactive Management of Sustainability

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.

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FEATURING

The ISS ESG Gateway

Access a range of high-level ISS ESG corporate ratings, scores, and fund ratings.

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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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

Sustainability 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
  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG) disclosure transparency and emissions benchmarking

SDG IMPACT RATING​

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.

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

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