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Categories More than 250 indicators (calculated from data point values) Indicators ESG Data and Framework Overall performance Company overview Link to public data sources (Raw Data) DataPoints More than 750 data points 4
Integrating ASSET4 Data into Thomson Reuters Products Thomson Reuters CreditViews on Eikon Ability to access ESG scores and integrate into credit analysis ESG Datafeeds Core feed of 23 levels of scoring Premium feed of 1000+ data items ESG in Datastream (Feb. 2011) Core package (120 items) on Datastream premium Upgrade with access to all data items Complete ESG data integration into Eikon (2011) 5
ESG: a Proxy for Management Quality 9 According to an Issue of The McKinsey Quarterly: 80% of CFOs and CIOs believe that ESG information can serve as a proxy for the quality of a company’s management. Source: The McKinsey Quarterly, Feb. 2009
Average ESG Scores andCredit Downgrades/Upgrades
Examination of ESG performance and CDS spreads CDS Spreads measure the cost of ensuring against default and the riskiness of a bond Examined the relationship between CDS spreads and ESG scores Segregated ESG performers into 4 quartile groupings 2005-2007 2008-present Hypothesis: Higher ESG performers should have lower CDS spreads