Immediate changes to Refinitiv ESG

Version 2 has been released and version 1 to be removed Sept 1, 2023

WRDS has released Version 2 of Refinitiv ESG. Version 1 will be removed at the end of August. All current ESG Version 1 subscribers will have access to Version 2 without a change in price.

Why are we making this change?
Version 1 is based on Asset 4, a company Refinitiv acquired several years ago. As the data and collection processes were integrated into Refinitiv, the methodology was updated with enhancements reflected in version 2. Refinitiv platforms, Workspace and Eikon, exclusively offer version 2 data.

User’s benefit:
We want to give you advanced notice to prepare for this change and a clear data path to avoid any confusion—these two versions have been difficult to reconcile.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns.


The WRDS Team