As concerns over climate change continue to grow, so do concerns over carbon asset risk. With the goal of promoting ESG transparency, S&P Dow Jones Indices offers four carbon exposure metrics for our global indices to help market participants understand, measure, and manage carbon risk.
S&P Dow Jones Indices calculates these metrics using S&P Global Trucost data and analysis to determine the carbon exposure of the companies in our indices. The S&P Global Trucost analysis covers 14,000 companies, representing 99% of global market capitalization.
In the absence of company disclosure, estimations are provided using S&P Global Trucost’s granular, multi-sector assessment of company business activities and proprietary environmentally extended input-output model. The result is a complete environmental performance profile, encompassing company operations and supply chain tiers back to raw materials extraction.
Learn more about how these metrics are calculated.
S&P Global Trucost's Research Process
S&P Global Trucost sheds light on companies’ environmental performance using a four-step research process.
About S&P Global Trucost
S&P Global Trucost is a leader in carbon and environmental data and risk analysis. S&P Global Trucost assesses risks relating to climate change, natural resource constraints, and broader environmental, social, and governance factors. More details on S&P Global Trucost’s methodology are available here.