Hidden in the Letter “S” The abbreviation “ESG Data” is widely used these days. It refers to information on the Environment, Social, and Governance performance of companies. However, most people don’t know that there are really two Social scores hidden in the letter “S.”
Over the past fourteen years, we have ingested data from 800 expert ESG sources. We've freely shared the rankings we've derived from the 400 million data points we've ingested with hundreds of thousands of site visitors around the world. However, we keep hearing a misperception that big companies automatically get better ratings than little ones.
We were recently granted the opportunity to include data on hundreds of companies from one of the leading Chinese ESG analysis firms—SynTao Green Finance (STGF). We had known of this firm’s work since around 2010 and have looked forward to having its help to better understand Chinese company behavior.
We recently added a new source into CSRHub’s consensus ESG ratings. It is SIGWATCH, a UK-based group that observes how environmental, human and animal rights, and consumer activists are driving current and emerging issues and their impact on individual corporations and brands. This source touches more than 4,000 of the companies CSRHub tracks.