Business and financial markets information service provider Bloomberg announced today that it is now offering Sustainalytics’ ESG Research and Ratings via the Bloomberg Terminal.
Sustainalytics is one of the leading ESG research, ratings, and data providers for investors. The company’s ESG Risk Ratings aim to enable investors to utilize material ESG insights for security selection, portfolio management activities, ESG integration, and engagement and voting activities. The firm uses quantitative rating, which is expressed across a risk spectrum of severe, high, medium, low or negligible.
Patricia Torres, Global Head of Sustainable Finance Solutions at Bloomberg, said:
“The demand for ESG data is skyrocketing as today’s investors need a holistic picture of potential material ESG issues facing their portfolio companies to fulfill regulatory requirements, meet client demand, and mitigate portfolio risk. We’re pleased to expand our ESG data coverage and offer Sustainalytics’ ESG data via the Bloomberg Terminal giving users access to additional high-quality research and data.”
Sustainalytics’ Controversies Research reports and data on nearly 18,000 companies are also available on the terminal, helping investors identify companies involved in ESG-related incidents. Bloomberg Terminal subscribers will also have access to Sustainalytics’ Controversial Weapons Radar Research, which shows companies’ involvement with controversial weapons.
Shila Wattamwar, Executive Director of ESG Product Strategy at Sustainalytics, said:
“Sustainalytics is delighted to provide our ESG research and ratings to Bloomberg Terminal users. By taking a material ESG issue focus with our ratings, Sustainalytics offers Bloomberg Terminal users a forward-looking view of companies’ ESG risks as well as a lens into how well they manage these risks. Our consistent and transparent risk-based approach can fulfill their users’ increasingly diverse needs for ESG research and data, enabling them to make more informed investment decisions.”
The offering of Sustainalytics’ ESG Research and Ratings adds to Bloomberg’s suite of ESG tools available for users of the company’s service, including ESG news and research content, ESG indices, and analytics and research workflows built specifically for investors around ESG. Last year, Bloomberg announced the launch of its own proprietary ESG Rating service, comprised of Environmental and Social (ES) scores.