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Arabesque S-Ray® Sustainability Scores

Data Feed by Arabesque

Added to Marketplace: Oct. 31, 2019

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the potential reputational risk facing a company. S-Ray is the first to quantify the GC Score based on a normative assessment of the principles of the United Nations Global Compact (Human Rights, Labour Rights, Environment and Anti-Corruption).
  • Identify companies that are better positioned to outperform over the long run. The ESG Score is based on a sector specific analysis of each company’s performance on financially material environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues.
  • Assess how corporations report on greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to global temperature rise through the Temperature™ Score's 2030 and 2050 degree pathway scenarios, complemented by indicators on a trend in decreasing emissions, a target to comply with the Paris Agreement and a scope 3 flag to highlight its disclosure. All three scores can be used with the Preference Filter, flagging business involvement in 13 controversial activities (e.g. Tobacco, Nuclear, Weapons, GMO etc.).
Feed Coverage
Region CountTypeStart Date
Africa 500Entities2005
Asia 14,780Entities2003
Europe 5,580Entities2003
Latin America 630Entities2003
Middle East 950Entities2003
North America 7,540Entities2003
Pacific 1,230Entities2003
Feed Details
The Arabesque S-Ray® data feed provides four lenses for analysis on the sustainability of 8,000 of the world’s largest corporations through the GC Score, ESG Score, Preferences Filter, and Temperature™ Score. The additional Feature layer data feed serves as the building blocks for the GC and ESG scores and provides even more insight into a company’s sustainability performance through scores on 22 well-defined sustainability topics.

Through big data and machine learning, these scores combine over 250 ESG metrics from company reports with daily news signals from over 30,000 sources across 170 countries and NGO campaigns. The Temperature score is built from publicly disclosed greenhouse gas emissions data and covers over 3,100 companies.
Firm Information
Founded in 2013 following a management buyout from Barclays Bank, Arabesque has been built in cooperation with leading academics from universities including Harvard, Stanford, Oxford and Cambridge. Their proprietary technology, Arabesque S-Ray®, allows investors to measure the sustainability of thousands of companies worldwide. The tool applies a quantitative and algorithmic approach to ESG data, empowering all stakeholders to make better decisions for a more sustainable future.