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The ISS ESG Corporate Rating provides a highly relevant, material, sector-specific and forward-looking assessment of a company’s environmental, social and governance performance. The methodology has been established and refined for more than 25 years to deliver high-quality and in-depth research on public and private companies' sustainability performances. The Prime Status label is awarded to companies that meet specific minimum standards in successfully managing sustainability-related risks and opportunities and achieve the best ESG scores among their sector peers.
The ISS ESG Governance QualityScore is an objective, point-in-time, data-driven tool that helps investment professionals measure and identify areas of corporate risk in Board Structure, Compensation programs, Shareholder Rights, and Audit & Risk Oversight. Company-level scores provide an indication of relative governance quality based on an evaluation of approximately 100 of 230 total factors that are most relevant to a given country or region.
Leverage comprehensive compensation data for CEO and NEO (named executive officer), including salary, bonus, stock-based incentive awards, option grants, non-equity incentive plan payouts, deferred compensation payouts, and other components of total compensation. Access more than 100 compensation factors for 9,000 companies globally. Detailed pay data is available on 32,000 executives in U.S., Canada, U.K., Europe, and Australia.
The ISS ESG Sustainability (SDG) Solutions Assessment enables investors to assess the positive or negative impact that a company's product and service portfolio has towards achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Sustainability Solutions Score provides an aggregated assessment of each company's product portfolio, taking into account a company's most distinct impacts.
The ISS ESG Carbon & Climate Impact data feed is a comprehensive product incorporating carbon footprint data, an overall Carbon Risk Rating and Potential Avoided Emissions (PAE). The feed covers companies’ scope 1 (direct) & scope 2 (indirect) GHG emissions and intensity, scope 3 (other indirect emissions), and transitional and physical climate risks for 22,000+ global companies. The Carbon Risk Rating assesses the climate-related performance of 5,300+ companies, taking into account not only industry-specific challenges and risk profiles, but also a company’s positive impact. The PAE data measure the emissions for 250+ utility companies that are saved by a company’s products or services.
Environmental & Social Disclosure QualityScore is a data-driven scoring and screening solution designed to measure and identify areas of environmental and social risk through company disclosure. The methodology focuses on material aspects of disclosure practices, including global disclosure standards and key industry initiatives, such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
ISS Director Data enables investors to uncover potential opportunities, identify investment risks and generate unique ideas through a deep dive of corporate director attributes. Gain a complete picture of the Board responsible for management oversight with 150 board and director data points to evaluate board independence, skills, diversity, key committee positions, attendance, ownership, compensation, meeting attendance and more.
ISS ESG Norm-Based Research identifies situations in which companies fail to prevent or address, social or environmental controversies in line with established expectations for Responsible Business Conduct. Discover the most critical environmental and social risks for a given company in the key areas of Human Rights, Labour Rights, Environmental Protection, and Anti-Corruption, as defined by the UN Global Compact. Individual assessments are aggregated into an overall assessment and score to easily identify companies with significant concerns.