Wharton Research Data Services adds Refinitiv Datastream and ESG data to its offerings

Enhance understanding of economic cycles to develop viewpoints and conduct in-depth assessments of how companies are performing across a range of underlying environmental, social and governance themes.


Philadelphia, PA — BusinesswireWharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the leading data research platform and business intelligence tool for global corporate, academic, and government institutions, is pleased to announce the addition of Refinitiv Datastream and Refinitiv ESG data to its data offerings. A part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, WRDS provides global corporations, universities, and regulatory agencies the thought leadership, data access and insights needed to enable impactful research.

Refinitiv Datastream provides comprehensive financial time series data, including equity, constituent list, equity indices, commodities, futures and exchange rate pricing data, as well as global macroeconomic content. With 70 years of information across a mix of key asset classes, researchers can enhance their understanding of economic cycles, uncover trends and test and generate hypotheses to develop viewpoints.

Refinitiv ESG data facilitates the integration of metrics and scores which indicate sustainability into research. Transparent and comparable ESG data and scores are available for over 10,000 companies. More than 450 active ESG data points enable researchers to conduct in-depth assessments of how companies are performing across a range of underlying environmental, social and governance themes.

“The addition of Datastream will play a key role in discovery, analysis and interpretation of key economic indicators for our global WRDS community, while the inclusion of ESG data comes at a time when sustainability issues are top of mind for the public and political spheres,” said Robert Zarazowski, Managing Director of WRDS. “Refinitiv data continues to be a vital resource for our researchers.”

“The ESG footprint of a company is no longer a niche consideration for investors or indeed wider stakeholders such as academic institutions,” said Leon Saunders Calvert, Head of Research and Portfolio Management at Refinitiv. “As the market around ESG matures, the need to identify the correlation between risk and performance increases, as does the need to measure the social impact of company operations. Over the coming years, the value of academic input into issues of financial materiality will increase. We are delighted to service this audience through our partnership with WRDS.”

Research using Datastream

Common Risk Factors in International Stock Markets, P. Schmidt (University of Zurich), U. von Arx (University of Zurich), A. Schrimpf (Bank for International Settlements (BIS)), A. Wagner (University of Zurich), A. Ziegler (University of Kassel)

Why Does Stock Market Volatility Differ Across Countries? Evidence from Thirty-Seven International Markets, X. Xing (University of Alabama at Huntsville)

Along with best paper awards, research support, and the latest data available, WRDS is a leader in enabling impactful research. Through a first-of-its-kind collaboration with SSRN, WRDS is elevating the visibility of universities and researchers working across an array of fields. The WRDS Research Paper Series is a searchable repository of all papers submitted to SSRN that cite WRDS in their work, which will increase researcher visibility and build a specialized research base that will advance shared knowledge. In addition, the organizations have launched the WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award to honor emerging business schools in North America, Asia-Pacific, and EMEA. Learn more about how WRDS is driving impact.

About Refinitiv
Refinitiv, an LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) business, is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure. With $6.25 billion in revenue, over 40,000 customers and 400,000 end users across 190 countries, Refinitiv is powering participants across the global financial marketplace. We provide information, insights, and technology that enable customers to execute critical investing, trading and risk decisions with confidence. By combining a unique open platform with best-in-class data and expertise, we connect people with choice and opportunity – driving performance, innovation and growth for our customers and partners. For more information visit: www.refinitiv.com.

About WRDS
Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is the leading business intelligence, data analytics, and research platform for global institutions ̶ enabling comprehensive thought leadership, historical analysis, and insight into the latest innovations in academic research.

WRDS democratizes data access so that all disciplines, Accounting, Banking, Economics, ESG, Finance, Healthcare, Insurance, Marketing, and Statistics, can easily search for concepts across the data repository. Partnering with global vendors, WRDS hosts 350+TB of data — the broadest collection of data on the most robust computing infrastructure to give users the power to analyze complex information at speeds of up to 400MB per second.

Flexible data delivery options include a powerful web query method that reduces research time; the WRDS Cloud for executing research and strategy development; and the WRDS client server using SAS, Python, R, Stata, Matlab, and more. Our rigorous data review and validation give users the confidence to tailor research and create a wide range of reliable data models.

WRDS’ unique array of Services include access to a suite of Analytics tools developed by our doctoral-level research team, tutorials, research support, and Learning Pathways by WRDS — online learning and instructor pathways — providing curated, guided, online resources for Researchers, Instructors, and Information Professionals. Through Data, Analytics, Research and Technology, approach your research using real world examples and advance your analysis to answer the most critical questions with your data.

WRDS is a leader in impactful research. Through a partnership with SSRN, WRDS is elevating the visibility of universities and researchers working across an array of fields. The WRDS Research Paper Series is a searchable repository of all papers submitted to SSRN that cite WRDS in their work. In addition, the two organizations have launched the WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award™ to honor emerging business schools in North America, Asia Pacific, and EMEA.

WRDS is more than just a data platform. Supporting over 75,000 commercial, academic, and government users at 500+ institutions in 35+ countries, WRDS is the global gold standard in data management, innovative tools, analytics, and research services — all backed by the credibility and leadership of the Wharton School.

About the Wharton School
Founded in 1881 as the world’s first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is shaping the future of business by incubating ideas, driving insights, and creating leaders who change the world. With a faculty of more than 235 renowned professors, Wharton has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA and doctoral students. Each year 13,000 professionals from around the world advance their careers through Wharton Executive Education’s individual, company-customized, and online programs. More than 99,000 Wharton alumni form a powerful global network of leaders who transform business every day. For more information, visit www.wharton.upenn.edu.

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