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Data Linking

Connect essential sustainability intelligence with fundamental and alternative datasets to build a more complete picture.

Power your workflow with our extensive linking capabilities.

To help you streamline your workflows, our extensive global Cross Reference Services and Kensho Solutions help you seamlessly link data by company, sector, and instrument — so you can focus on analyzing data instead of curating data.

GICRS – Global Instrument Linking

Access a deep database of global security identifiers cross referencing 65M+ instruments for reliable linking capabilities.

  • Easily link a security to its ISIN, CUSIP/CINS, SEDOL, local ID issued by NNAs, Bloomberg FIGI, Barra, Markit LoanX, and more.
  • Streamline your operations and create customized data mapping systems for securities and trading items such as equity, debt (notes and bonds), municipals, commercials paper, indices, mutual funds, and floating rate notes.
  • Keep up with the expanding markets and rapid growth of new securities by using this automated service to assist in the effort of linking securities to issuers.

BECRS – Business Entity Linking

Get immediate cross-reference capabilities for millions of public and private entities using standardized and proprietary identifiers. Timely and accurate data mapping systematically updates and maintains the multifaceted relationships with in a corporate hierarchy, avoiding the time consuming and costly endeavor of manually maintaining your own linkages for mapping entities to issuers.

This dataset includes:

  • Global Tax IDs, Vat, and Registration IDs
  • Rating IDs from S&P Global, Moody's and Fitch
  • D&B Duns ID, Legal Entity Identifier (LEI), Markit Red Codes
  • Internal Entity IDs: GVkey, SNL Institutional ID, CUSIP
  • Ultimate Parent ID for companies with greater than 50% ownership
  • Domicile Codes for Headquarters and Country of Registration

ISCRS – Industry Sector Linking

Leverage extensive industry sector classification linking at the company level for:

  • GICS
  • ETF Style Classification
  • S&P Global Ratings
  • Standard Industrial Classification (SIC)
  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
  • Nomenclature des Activites Economiques dans la Communaute Europeenne (NACE)
  • Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC)
  • ICB Sector Classification (ICB)

Kensho Link

Connect your "messy" company data ― which might have incomplete company names, aliases, abbreviations, spelling errors, partial addresses, etc. ― to S&P Global Capital IQ IDs allowing for increased flexibility than traditional matching methods.

Layers of Cross Reference Services

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Why S&P Global?

Accelerate Your Sustainability Journey

Gain unparalleled insight into critical topics like ESG performance, net zero, energy transition, sustainable financing, regulatory compliance and more.

Discover End-to-End Market Perspectives

Leverage intelligence that is tried-and-tested throughout the global value chain, applying deep knowledge of corporate sustainability assessments that scales analytics for asset owners, investment managers and banks.

Connect Your Workflows

Link sustainability data with financial data and market intelligence, and dig deep with screening tools, real time updates, data visualizations and customized dashboards.

Increase Your Productivity

Access data when and how you want it with flexible delivery options that include a leading desktop solution, APIs, data feeds and cloud access, underpinned by robust data linking, AI and machine-learning technologies.

Rely on a Deep Heritage of Innovation

Put 20+ years of experience behind your sustainability strategy, getting ahead of disclosure trends with active corporate engagement and granular data modelling, and delivering enhanced solutions recognized by numerous industry awards.

Enjoy Superior Customer Service

Know you have 24x7x365 backup and specialist assistance from ESG specialists and research analysts across our global offices.