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ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance are the top level criteria by which investors judge how well a company is behaving. Here is a list of our key sources.
For more detail see our specific ESG research guide.


Bloomberg has Sustainalytics data with ESG data with 10+ years of history for more than 11,800+ companies in 100+ countries, organized into 2000 fields.

To find ESG data for a company, enter FA ESG <GO> to access the Financial Analysis function. The overall ESG Disclosure Score is listed at the top of the page. Select the sub-tabs to see additional ESG metrics.

To compare ESG data for multiple companies, enter RV ESG <GO> the Relative Valuation function.
For information on ESG data and functionality, including EQS and Excel templates, enter BESG <GO> 
Please not Bloomberg includes current MSCI ESG Scores but not their historical data.

Bloomberg now offers an ESG certification programme that shows learners how to implement ESG strategies and prepare ESG reports for regulators through the lens of a fictitious buy-side asset management firm. On the terminal see function BCER <GO> for details - or contact the library team. 

S&P Capital IQ Pro
You can access the ESG news and research and view ESG top performers by GICS sector and average emissions by sector. 
Eikon (including Datastream)

Refinitive ESG (formerly Asset4 ) measures a company's relative ESG performance, commitment and effectiveness across 10 main themes (emissions, environmental, product innovation, human rights, shareholders, etc.) based on publicly reported data. It has data on over 11,000 companies, active and inactive covering 80% of global market cap across 76 countries. In Datastream Excel add-in find go to: Time Series Request > Data typesAvailable yearly from 2002.

LBS staff and students find out more about Eikon access. LBS Faculty and PhD students see this page for Eikon access.

registration required

We have very limited data from Sustainalytics - only a current snapshot. No historical data under our subscription. To access the ESG report: 
Choose the Company/Security tab in your FactSet workspace and search and select the security.
Expand the Overviews section, and then select "ESG" from the left pane. Go to help - top right to understand the metrics.
Mergent Online Mergent has FTSE Russell ESG reports quarterly. Find your company and click on the ESG tab. It provide a 3-page report looking at: Environment, Social, and Governance with industry averages and peer group comparisons. Patchy coverage.

registration required

MSCI ESG KLD - you need to register for access to the WRDS platformGo to your account (top right) > products and find: kld_histall

The dataset was created by KLD Research & Analytics, Inc. in 1991 and was acquired by MSCI in 2010. It is an annual data set of positive and negative environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance indicators applied to a universe of publicly traded companies. Initiated in 1991 it is one of the longest continuous ESG time series available. Here you can view their methodology.