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Governance & Sustainability: Inside, not just beside the business

To sustain our future and continue having a prosperous economy for this and future generations, new business models are required.

It is encouraging to see that more corporate executives are starting to integrate sustainability inside, not just beside the business.

Organizations are delivering financial outperformance as a result of these structural changes and the alignment of corporate purpose alongside profits. New business leaders are making genuine, fundamental commitments to all stakeholders.

Refinitiv, in Partnership with Professor Andreas Hoepner and his financial data science colleague Gabija Zdanceviciute, take a deeper look into Refinitiv ESG data to analyse whether corporate boards and structures are indeed changing and if such changes have an impact on companies’ environmental and social performance. 

Analysis in the report includes: 

  • A deep look into corporate governance data 
  • ESG data analysis through regression models and machine learning algorithms.

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Transformation starts from the top. We are witnessing more corporate leaders improving their governance practices to enhance stakeholder relations. But are these transformations truly happening or is it more talk? This question inspired this ESG report – Governance & Sustainability: inside, not just beside the business.

Key content

Accurate ESG data

The report is built on Refinitiv’s ESG data which are rigorously quality controlled and cover 70% of global market cap.

Governance metrics

Refinitiv covers over 400 ESG metrics, 126 of which are governance. The report draws on the governance metrics to highlight areas of improvement and concern.

Global coverage

The report looks at environmental metrics across the globe, covering all regions.