Answered By: Becky Smith, STEM Entrepreneurship & Business Last Updated: Sep 15, 2022 Views: 18
ESG stands for Environmental Social Governance, which according to Investopedia.com , are criteria are a set of standards for a company’s behavior used by socially conscious investors to screen potential investments. Environmental criteria consider how a company safeguards the environment, including corporate policies addressing climate change, for example. Social criteria examine how it manages relationships with employees, suppliers, customers, and the communities where it operates. Governance deals with a company’s leadership, executive pay, audits, internal controls, and shareholder rights.
Bloomberg (located at the Market Information Lab) collects data on specific companies and allows you to screen for companies meeting specific ESG criteria. To see all ESG factors regarding a specific company:
- Type your company's ticker.
- Then, hit the yellow EQUITY key.
- Type FA ESG and hit the green <GO> key.
To screen for a list of companies:
- Type EQS and hit the green <GO> key.
- Click on the Fields button.
- Then, expand the menu for Fundamentals, then Bloomberg Fundamentals, then ESG to see a list of available variables.
Bloomberg also has a number of analytical templates available by entering ESG and the green <GO> key.
Refinitiv Workspace has scores for the companies individually. Must sign up for an individual account.
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