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Research Guides: Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)

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ESG Research in FactSet

1. Use the magnifying glass at the top of the page to type in the name of a company, (ex. MGM Resorts international) If you know the ticker symbol you can also type that in.

2. Then Select 'Document Search from the white menu at the top of the page (note if document search isn't in your menu window use the grey arrows to expand the menu further right).

3. Within document search make sure your company is still selected you can type in the name in the text box under smart search, from here select research... the default timeline is for three months but that can be adjusted to include research up to 10 years old. 

4. Look for MSCI ESG Research under the Contributor heading


5. You can read the report once this is highlighted, the report may be restricted to read only (downloading and printing may be disabled). 

6. Next go to Filings and adjust the drop down menu to 10 years

7. Then scroll down and find the ESG window


8. Selecting a headline will bring up a document pertaining to your company's position on a particular ESG issue (ex. Human trafficking). You should be able to print or download this document. 

9. Use the top banner and select Company/Security

10. Select ESG from Overviews submenu under Reports.

11. This will give you an ESG Overview, ESG Summary, Principal Adverse Impact Indicators, Management & Board Diversity, Green, Social & Sustainability Bonds, and more!

12. Example: Click on 'Excel Modeling under the Further Analysis FactSet will then load an ESG report in Excel that analyzes your company against peers and the industry average for ESG rank over time. 

ESG Research in Refinitiv

1. There are multiple ways in Refinitiv to search for ESG information. The simplest is to type in the ticker symbol of the company you would like to find this information about. Select ESG from banner menu. This will bring up a list of ESG indicators with annual scores and a True/False option for each indicator.




2. The other area to look at is the Sustainability Dashboard: this will give you ESG Score Evolution, ESG Scoring Profile, Debt Issuance Flagged Sustainable, News, Emissions, Controversies and More! 




3. You can also go to the Refinitiv 'Applib' and search for ESG

5. You will see the Refinitiv Applications that are ESG Related these are: Environment Social Governance (this is what we have already looked at), Sustainable Leadership Monitor, Emissions & Clean Energy Markets, Sustainable Islamic Finance, and DAVOS. 




6.Sustainable Leadership Monitor




7.Emissions & Clean Energy Markets

ESG Data in Bloomberg

eBooks & Further Reading

Reports & Academic Articles

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