Answered By: IESE Library Last Updated: Aug 03, 2021 Views: 18
Datastream provides access to ASSET4 ESG company-level data on more than 9,000 public companies worldwide. For an overview of the content look here
Datatypes – ESG: More than 450 datatypes / data points are available under the following categories:
- ESG Scores
In 2019 new Thomson Reuters ESG Scores have been added to Datastream. The ESG Scores are calculated and available for all companies and fiscal periods. For more information look in to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Scores from Refinitiv (April 2020)
List of the 16 ESG Scores (from Datastream):
- How to access ASSET4 ESG via the Datastream Excel Add-in
Your data will now appear in the Excel spreadsheet. Note that coverage varies depending on the companies and variables you have selected. Some variables are not available for all years for all companies. Not all companies are included in ASSET4 ESG.
- Search example: Find companies with ESG Data.
If you want to localize the companies with ESG data, use the constituent lists in from Datastream.
Type Asset4 on the Search box and you will see the entire constituent list with Asset4 ESG Data available.
You can add keywords to your Asset4 search in order to locate a specific constituent list. For example if you type “Asset4 Spain”, “Asset4 chemicals” or “asset4 active” in the search box, you will be able to locate the following constituent lists and their mnemonics codes:
LA4CTYES gives the constituents of companies from Spain with Asset4 ESG data;
LA4GLACT gives all the active companies with ESG data;
LA43GLC3 gives the constituents of companies in the chemicals industry.
Then, select Datatypes and choose the variables you wish. Select the dates and frequency and Submit.
In this example:
Find Series: LA4CTYES (Spanish listed companies with ESG data)
Datatypes: ENERDP018 (Emission Reduction Target Year); ENERDP091 (Environmental Expenditures)
Date: remember to define the date range and choose Yearly as Frequency.
- Support resources: From top menu bar, select Help menu item.
Also, Refinitiv offers a series of Datasteam training videos.
You can access the Help/Training Menu under the EIKON Menu