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Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data

ESG data

Build sustainability into your investment strategy with our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data and services, covering thousands of companies.

Mitigate risks. Improve returns.

Putting ESG thinking at the heart of your investment process

Designed to help you make sound, sustainable investment decisions, our ESG data covers nearly 80% of global market cap and over 450 metrics.

It helps you assess the risks – and opportunities – posed by companies’ performance in critical areas such as climate change, executive remuneration, and diversity and inclusion.

You can carry out your ESG research with complete confidence because every data point is rigorously quality controlled and verified to ensure that it is standardized, comparable and reliable.

Firms can use our ESG Contributor Tool to upload ESG data to the Refinitiv ESG database to ensure thousands of investors are able to retrieve the full view of a company.

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The Sustainable Leadership Monitor

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Our vision

Our approach to ESG data

With our standardized ESG data points (450+) and analytics (70+) – for nearly 80% of global market cap based on publicly reported company data – we strive to be the industry standard database that reflects official company disclosure on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics.

We believe that company disclosure and standards of reporting on these issues is critical for driving accurate investor information, public discourse, regulatory guidance.

We also believe that transparency is critical to driving positive outcomes at both a financial and social level.

To this end – for the purposes of company scoring – we do not use, create, or collect data that is not disclosed or publicly available.

As such, we can create a complete line of auditability all the way from documents (such as annual reports), to the company data points in our database, to company scores, to fund ratings which are based on robust fund holdings data.

Delivery options

Spot trends and make comparisons

Our ESG data is fully transparent, with access to raw metrics, allowing users to create custom ratings based on their own values or prioritized metrics.​


ESG is a trusted data source

Eikon allows for full transparency into our ESG data, with click to source capabilities throughout the product. Explain scores or provide commentary for internal stakeholders or investors by drilling down to such source documentation as corporate filings and reports, for any ESG-captured data point. 


An industry leading analytical data source that allows you to explore relationships between data series in detail; perform correlation and relationship analysis; test investment and trading ideas; and research countries, regions and industries, with time series available from the 1950s. 

Sustainable Leadership Monitor

The Sustainable Leadership Monitor

Measure and report on sustainable leadership across a deep range of financial, environmental, social and governance criteria.

QA Direct

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Focus more time on research with access to a huge range of pre-integrated, standardized data from one source. QA Direct provides access to a huge range of content ready to use 'out of the box' for quantitative analysis, together with the tools to integrate proprietary data.

Datastream Data Loader

Access ESG data, from as far back as 2002, via Datastream Data Loader.  Our fundamental data extends as far back as the 1950s for G7, 1970s for other major markets, and 1980s for smaller countries. 

Key takeaways

What you get with ESG data

Global ESG data

Access quality environmental, social, and governance data on thousands of companies worldwide for scoring and ranking.

Standardized data points

Compare and benchmark companies with transparent, standardized ESG data points and standardized ESG analytics.

ESG indices

Rapidly measure sustainable investment decisions and support ESG investment applications with our comprehensive ESG indices.

Screening tools

Perform positive and negative screening on criteria such as alcohol, armaments, carbon, and controversies in the media.

Complete transparency

As transparency becomes increasingly important, our ESG data is an invaluable reference tool for research analysts.

Templates and Excel integration

Import raw data straight into Excel effortlessly, and use ready-made templates.