ESG Data Overview

Overview of ESG Datasets at WRDS - Large

The best way to understand Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data is to become familiar with some of the individual factors commonly measured for each of the three categories of data. The first slide deck provides a basic introduction to ESG information, focusing on some of the factors commonly measured for each of the three “pillars” of the data. Many challenges associated with ESG data are also covered.

Building upon the first slide deck, the second one presents an overview of the five different ESG data providers at WRDS. A sample summary of ESG ratings for six companies is presented for each dataset. Be sure to note the different approaches the data providers use to aggregate ESG data. This overview is designed to help you better understand the wide range of providers in the current marketplace of ESG data.

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