Financial markets data and infrastructure provider Refinitiv announced today the launch of free company ESG scores on its website, Refinitiv.com. The company also stated that it will provide access to Refinitiv ESG data through the Refinitiv ESG Voice App.
According to the company, the announcement builds on Refinitiv’s commitment to drive positive change through its data and insight, and reduces opacity around ESG information.
Leon Saunders Calvert, Head of Sustainable Investing, Lipper and I&A Insights, Refinitiv, said:
“The ESG footprint of a company is no longer a niche consideration for investors or indeed wider stakeholders such as employees, regulators, consumers, policy makers, and society at large. Improvements will come to the transparency of ESG reporting by companies and the financial community and Refinitiv believes that we can play a role in supporting the disclosure process through making our company ESG scores freely available, both promoting open access to information and encouraging further information submission by companies who want to demonstrate their progress on sustainability issues.”
Refinitiv’s ESG company scores are derived from its database of over 450 company-level ESG measures. The ESG Voice App is designed to equip users with voice access through Alexa or Google-enabled smart speakers, to ask their voice assistant for the ESG score of any company in the Refinitiv ESG database.
Refinitiv stated that its ESG data is designed to help investors make sound, sustainable investment decisions, ESG data covering 80% of global market cap.