ISS ESG, the responsible investment arm of ISS, is now offering its ESG data on FactSet’s Open:FactSet Marketplace. ISS ESG is the umbrella entity that consists of ISS-ethix, which focuses on responsible investment issues and related screens, ISS-climate, which provides climate data, analytics and services to financial market participants and ISS-oekom, which provides ESG research and ratings, including ISS’s Governance QualityScore and E&S Disclosure QualityScore. Open:FactSet Marketplace is a platform offering aggregated data and analytics from various data providers to provide a single point of access for asset managers and other investment professionals. FactSet, which owns Open:FactSet, reportedly has approximately 100,000 users, but it is unclear how many of these subscribe to its Open:FactSet Marketplace offering.
ISS states that this collaboration will allow the institutional investor community to access its comprehensive ESG data, analytics and ratings to assist them in identifying best-in-class performers. ISS’s headline Governance QualityScore is currently available on Yahoo! Finance for many companies.
ISS notes that FactSet will add additional data sets in the coming months covering corporate director data, executive pay metrics, shareholder voting results, carbon and climate impacts, carbon ratings, corporate and thematic ratings and materiality indicators.
A full overview of ISS ESG data sets that are and will be offered on Open:FactSet Marketplace is available here.