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CSRHub and Intrinio Announce Partnership

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

CSRHub Intrinio

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.

Both CSRHub and Intrinio are committed to making financial and ESG data affordable and easy to access so investors and analysts can save money and time building meaningful outcomes.

Investors and researchers increasingly want to integrate their financial data with ESG data for more efficient and impactful analysis. CSRHub data can be used to benchmark ESG performance, increase corporate market value, uncover portfolio opportunities and risks, back-test theories about ESG behavior, and integrate ESG trends into other Business Intelligence data sets.

Using a patented algorithm that aggregates and harmonizes disparate data from 690+ ESG sources, CSRHub generates a consensus score for the ESG performance of 19,000 companies from 134 industries in 143 countries. With many disparate sources of ESG information available, centralizing and interpreting ESG metrics has become burdensome for many firms. CSRHub streamlines ESG data and makes it useful and powerful.

“Partnering with Intrinio to deliver both their analytics and CSRHub’s ESG data to clients will enable investors to leverage powerful insights and enhance their decision-making processes,” said Cynthia Figge, CEO of CSRHub.

“Many of our customers see us as their dedicated data partner and one-stop shop for a variety of financial data feeds. Joining forces with CSRHub to offer their innovative data is a crucial step for us when it comes to serving our clients as they develop cutting-edge apps, algorithms, platforms, and websites,” said Rachel Carpenter, CEO of Intrinio.

For more information, see https://intrinio.com/products/csrhub-esg-ratings.

 

About CSRHub

CSRHub offers one of the world’s broadest and most consistent set of Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) ratings, covering 19,000 companies. Its Big Data algorithm combines millions of data points on ESG performance from hundreds of sources, including leading ESG analyst raters, to produce consensus scores on all aspects of corporate social responsibility and sustainability. CSRHub ratings can be used to drive corporate, investor and consumer decisions. For more information, visit www.CSRHub.com. CSRHub is a B Corporation.

About Intrinio

Intrinio is a financial data partner powering innovation by providing high-quality data, cutting-edge tools, and world-class support to quant funds, fintech companies, and academic institutions. Intrinio’s powerful application programming interface (API) is designed for the needs of engineers and developers and supported by more than 200 financial data feeds that can be easily integrated into applications, websites, algorithms, and other financial tools. Learn more at https://intrinio.com.

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First Live Broadcast of the Changing ESG Landscape by Quarterly Analyst Calls

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 16, 2012 5:30:00 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

By Karen Dam

 

This year’s first of the Quarterly Analyst Calls (QAC) – which is also the first one to be broadcasted live – continues the QAC’s goal to establish communication between businesses and the investment community on the issues of corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and socially responsible investment (SRI).

 

Independent analyst firms identified key ESG reporting trends from the investor’s point of view:

 

  • An 18 percent increase in the number of companies conducting materiality analyses, plus a 64 percent increase in the number of companies applying their materiality analysis in their sustainability reports.
  • A 30 percent increase in the number of companies applying CSR into their 10-Ks.
  • An increase in the number of proxy votes in favor of ESG strategies (such as voting in favor of disclosing political contributions).
  • A greater evolution in social performance metrics.
  • Companies are moving away from the “low hanging fruit” towards the innovation-side through R&D investing.
  • A recognition of employees as under-utilized assets. In many cases companies have dampened their employees’ desire or drive to be sustainable and work in an environmentally responsible workplace.

 

At CSRHub, we are also keeping close track of reporting trends, thanks in part to our partnerships with organizations such as the Carbon Disclosure Project, the Governance and Accountability Institute, and GRI (CSRHub is an organizational stakeholder of GRI). Through our blog posts and ratings, CSRHub provides the data and the information that is foundational in establishing communication between the investment community and businesses and even consumers. Improving available information makes this dialogue more informed and more able to address and change the issues surrounding CSR, ESG, and SRI.

 


 

Karen Dam is a Data Analyst at CSRHub. Karen completed her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph, and a Master of Environmental Science at the University of Toronto Scarborough. She has enthusiastically filled research roles in the public sector. Karen has experiences in project management and research, including data collection and data management, analysis and synthesis. Karen actively volunteers with NGOs, including conservation authorities, to contribute to ecosystem protection, advocate environmental sustainability and of science literacy. Her hobbies include cycling, reading, and painting. 

 

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