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A Major New Source Starts Contributing to CSRHub’s Consensus Ratings

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 19, 2021 10:09:20 AM / by Bahar Gidwani

CSRHub recently added Covalence’s ESG ratings to its ESG data aggregation system. Covalence contributed ratings on more than 9,200 companies.

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Founded in 2001 in Geneva, Switzerland, Covalence helps investors integrate ESG factors while controlling greenwashing with its AI-powered scoring system and data feeds. The Covalence approach is based on a diversity of sources of information and relies on web monitoring and artificial intelligence together with human analysis. They compare ESG data publicly reported by companies to online narrative content reflecting the perceptions of stakeholders such as the media and NGOs. This approach allows users to track inconsistencies, monitor changes and benefit from timely alternative data.

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The Effect of Legal Violations on Perceived Sustainability Performance

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 26, 2021 10:33:27 AM / by Bahar Gidwani

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Hundreds of companies violate US federal, state, and local laws each year. Do these transgressions affect how these companies are rated by ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) experts? Using an excellent data set called Violation Tracker from Good Jobs First, we show there is a 52% correlation between the change in number of violations over a 15 month period and the change in our Leadership Ethics rating. This result suggests that corporate ESG managers need to keep an eye on their company’s legal problems. It may also indicate that those who use ESG ratings in their investment process could predict future changes in some areas of ESG ratings, based on violation patterns.

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How Does Corporate Behavior Relate to a Nation’s Soft Power

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 18, 2020 9:30:47 AM / by Bahar Gidwani

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Does Corporate Behavior Relate to a Nation’s Soft Power?

We have compared data on nations’ soft power from Brand Finance’s Global Soft Power Index with their ESG (environment, social, governance) ratings from CSRHub. A number of soft power indicators correlate well with the views of the other sources available to CSRHub. We also compared the soft power scores with the aggregate ratings of the perceived ESG performance of companies in these countries. The correlation here was poor. We share several reasons why corporate sustainability ratings may relate to a nation’s soft power score.

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Using ESG to Reduce the Risk in Your Supply Chain

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 17, 2020 10:07:44 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

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This is the second of a series of articles about the connection of supply chain and ESG, written by Sean Harley CEO and co-founder, LUPR Inc., and Bahar Gidwani CTO and co-founder CSRHub. Republished with permission from Lupr's website.

Are organizations responsible for the actions of their suppliers? While some executives might say no, in 2010 BP CEO Tony Hayward discovered that the courts—as well as the court of public opinion—say otherwise. The rig that famously exploded, killing 11 people and ultimately pouring millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, was actually operated by one of BP’s suppliers. But no one was impressed when Hayward tried to shift the blame to BP’s suppliers.

 
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Why ESG Needs to be on Supply Chain Managers’ Radar

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 10, 2020 9:48:24 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

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This is the first of a series of articles about the connection of supply chain and ESG, written by Sean Harley CEO and co-founder, LUPR Inc., and Bahar Gidwani CTO and co-founder CSRHub. Originally published on Lupr's website.

There was a time when all shareholders really cared about was returns. Was it doing a good job serving its markets? Likewise, consumers had a narrow focus as well. Were they getting the best product for the price?

In recent years, though, shareholders, consumers and much of the rest of the public have begun to recognize that how a company operates is also vitally important. Is the organization harming the environment? Do they treat their employees well? Are they ethical and transparent? And so forth.

That movement led to focusing the effort on operations and inspecting the suppliers as well. And thus, these issues need to be on supply chain managers’ radars, too…and ESG addresses them.

 
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CSRHub Announces Integration of Arabesque S-Ray Data into its Consensus Ratings

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

CSRHub is pleased to announce that it is now integrating data from Arabesque S-Rayâ into its consensus ratings. Using quantitative data techniques and a rules-based approach, Arabesque S-Ray provides technology that is used by some of the world’s largest investors, corporations and consultancies to assess the sustainability performance of listed companies globally. S-Ray data will now directly contribute to CSRHub’s sustainability analysis of more than 7,000 companies, and will enhance the ratings for all 36,000 companies that CSRHub covers.

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CSRHub and Craft Launch Supply Chain Partnership

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 25, 2020 9:07:59 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

The Partnership Will Use CSRHub’s Data To Integrate ESG Into Supply Chain Analysis

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CSRHub and Intrinio Announce Partnership

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 24, 2020 9:51:55 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

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CSRHub, a leading provider of ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) consensus ratings, is pleased to announce it has partnered with Intrinio, a financial data marketplace that provides fintech data and applications for developers and investors. ESG data is becoming an important component of investment decision processes. Intrinio has partnered with CSRHub to help combine signals about corporate ESG / sustainability performance with the many other data sets it has curated for its system.

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CSRHub Metrics Included in Harvard Business Review Top CEO’s List 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 22, 2019 12:35:41 PM / by CSRHub Blogging

The Harvard Business Review (HBR) just released its prestigious ranking of the 100 best-performing CEOs in the world. The top CEO in the S&P Global 1200 is Jensen Huang, CEO of the U.S. technology company NVIDIA. The top ten CEOs are from companies including Nvidia, Salesforce.com, Kering, Texas Instruments, Iberdrola, Adobe, Mastercard, KBC, Microsoft and LVMH. You can see the full list here. 

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