Presenter: Jonathan Legrand from Refinitiv

Length: 6 mins

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data is difficult to come by. It is also becoming critical for effective investment analysis. 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. But a definite lack of transparency and standardization in such reporting presents major challenges for investors.

This article attempts to lay a framework to allow any investor/agent to collect, analyse and gather insight into countries' ESG metrics at granular and macro-levels. It reflects the DataStream Sustainable Development Goals Country Scores Excel capability.The file 'ESG-DS.csv' will be needed to collect individual country series codes from our ESG database.