Answered By: IESE Library Last Updated: May 31, 2019 Views: 40
Bloomberg (available in the Financial Room of Barcelona IESE Library. Ask staff for password) collects data on Environmental, Social, and Governance Factors (what Bloomberg refers to as ESG):
- To screen for a list of companies by environmental, social, and governance variables, type EQS and hit the green GO key. Click on the Fields button. Now, expand the menu for Fundamentals, then Bloomberg Fundamentals. Now, click on ESG to see a list of available variables. Choose a variable of interest and input any metrics you'd like to narrow by. Click on Update, and then hit 1 and the GO key to see your results.
- To see all environmental, social, and governance factors regarding a specific company, type your company's ticker, then hit the yellow EQUITY key, then type FA and hit the green GO key. For example, to see Exxon Mobil's ESG variables, type XOM [EQUITY] FA [GO]. Once you've opened up this financial analysis page, click on ESG Variables to see a spreadsheet of data.
- For a broader menu of Environmental, Social, and Governance data available in Bloomberg, type ESGX and hit the green GO key. The Corporate Governance Ratings are from the Corporate Library, Governance Metrics International, and Institutional Shareholder Services. Type a company's ticker symbol, hit the EQUITY key, type "CGOV," and hit the GO key. For example: IBM [EQUITY] CGOV [GO].
Datastream (available in the Financial Room of IESE’s Barcelona Library as well as at the Madrid Library, through Eikon). Provides Asset4 ESG (environment, social and governance) data.
Here are some resources that rate or rank the social responsibility of companies:
- Fortune Change the World: Ranks companies that aim to make a profit while making a difference in the world.
- Global 100: Most Sustainable Corporations in the World
Sites that give background information on social responsibility issues and companies, but don't specifically rate or rank companies include:
- Benefit Corp Information Center - Benefit corporations have a corporate purpose to create a material positive impact on society and the environment. Many but not all states have specific benefit corporation requirements. The Information Center maintains a database of benefit corporations.
- Corpwatch.org monitors companies actions in light of social responsibility.
- Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes companies on social responsibility credentials.
- Corporate Citizenship Awards - US Chamber of Commerce Foundation honors businesses for their significant positive impacts in communities around the world.
- Data Center Impact for Social Justice produces reports and lists other web sites that monitor corporations actions.
- FTSE4Good Index Series "Measures performance of companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards".
- See 100 Best Companies to Work For from Fortune Magazine.