Data is a fundamental input to any successful ESG strategy to inform discovery, value creation and risk resilience. But not all data is alike. Whether you are a bank, corporation, asset owner, asset manager or regulator, having access to comprehensive, reliable, connected, forward looking, insightful and relevant data is essential to inform your journey to a low-carbon, sustainable future.
With heightened awareness of intensifying climate change impacts and natural resource constraints comes increasing demand for transparency on corporate environmental performance. While asset owners, investment managers and banks are seeking comprehensive insight on the environmental risks and opportunities of the companies they invest in, companies need to uncover environmental liabilities embedded in globally-dispersed operations and supply chain tiers.
This blog series asks, ‘just how comprehensive is today’s environmental performance disclosure?’ and explores how a granular approach to completing data gaps can address the quality imperative to provide a complete picture of environmental performance across the global value chain.
Just How Comprehensive is Today’s Environmental Performance Data?
Completing Data Gaps in Environmental Performance Disclosure
While different approaches may be used to complete data gaps in environmental performance disclosure, we believe it is essential to apply a detailed methodology that can capture a company’s diversified business activities. Our experience shows that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions could be wide of the mark if a simple high-level sector average was used.
Corporate environmental performance disclosure is not always accurate or complete. Discover an approach that engages directly with companies to correct disclosure errors.
Checking and Cleaning Environmental Data to Correct Disclosure Errors
We engage with all companies in our data universe to confirm the accuracy of the environmental analysis, and frequently work with companies to improve the accuracy and clarity of their environmental reporting.
Connect essential sustainability data intelligence with more data to build a bigger picture.
Expand Data Connections with a Comprehensive Data Linking Solution
Our Business Entity Cross Reference Service (BECRS), Global Instrument Cross Reference Service (GICRS), Industry Sector Cross Reference Service (ISCRS) and Company Relationship data come together to provide the solution.
ESG Data Signals showcases a range of approaches to achieve differentiated ESG portfolios, leveraging the complex web of market frameworks that are emerging to drive the transition to a sustainable future, while delivering economic growth.
Aligning Portfolios with the EU Taxonomy
Tracking Progress on Meeting the Paris Agreement Goals
Financing Sustainable Development
Our analysis shows that investors can potentially align their portfolios with the EU Taxonomy while maintaining their portfolio's return profile, and target outperformance by identifying companies with a higher proportion of green revenues.
The 2016 Paris Agreement committed to net zero emissions globally by the second half of this century but, to date, progress has been worryingly slow. Fortunately, a combination of groundbreaking new datasets and index innovation is emerging, providing mission critical tools to help financial institutions to align their investment strategies with the goals of the Paris Agreement.
In this blog series, learn about the S&P PACT Indices and how they provide a holistic perspective aligned with TCFD recommendations; new ways for assessing physical risk exposure; the role of our Paris Alignment Dataset in tracking firm-level progress towards net zero; and, the importance of measuring Scope 3.
Journey to Net-Zero with the S&P PACT™ Indices
“Let’s Get Physical” With S&P Trucost’s Physical Climate Risk Data
A Declaration of Importance: Climate Risk Is Real, but Paris Alignment Data Can Help Us Solve It
It’s All Within Scope, With S&P Global Scope 3 Data
Cutting-edge developments in S&P Global Trucost’s Paris Alignment, Physical Risk and Scope 3 Emissions data – as well as the pioneering S&P PACT Indices built upon them – provide investors with a choice: to align their portfolios with a scenario that may mitigate the most catastrophic climate impacts and, at once, embark on their journeys towards a net zero economy.
Many of our clients faced challenges as they began to consider the risks and opportunities associated with a transition to a low-carbon economy and how best to prepare for the journey. They needed unique data sets and analytical tools to begin to explore a wide range of new areas to meet regulatory requirements and the growing demands of stakeholders for green strategies. Our Case Study series describes some of these challenges and the solutions we provided to help guide our clients’ thinking.