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ISS ESG Corporate Rating

Data Feed by Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS)

Added as Candidate: July 11, 2019

Candidate Product
Candidate Definition
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  • Assess companies’ sustainability performance on an absolute best-in-class basis. Using a sector specific and materiality focused approach, key issues are identified to represent the most material sustainability issues for a given industry and companies are compared to their peers on how they address these key issues.
  • Identify correlations between sustainability and financial performance with over 35 ESG rating scores and underlying categories, including Prime ratings, performance scores, areas of concern, and more.
  • Seamlessly incorporate model outputs into risk management, portfolio construction, engagement, and proxy voting strategies. Rely on a proven granular and rule-based methodology that provides a high level of detail and transparency.
Feed Coverage
Region CountTypeStart Date
Global 5,200Entites2006
Asia 1,050Entites2006
Europe & South Africa 1,750Entites2006
North America 2,000Entites2006
Pacific 330Entites2006
South America 100Entites2006
Feed Details
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.
Firm Information
ISS is the world's leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment (RI) solutions for asset owners, asset managers, and hedge funds. ISS' solutions include: objective governance research and recommendations; RI data, analytics, and research; end-to-end proxy voting solutions; turnkey securities class actions claims management; and reliable global governance data and modeling tools. Clients rely on ISS' expertise to help them make informed corporate governance decisions.