The primary focus of ISS ESG Muni QualityScore is the aggregation of data from numerous non-subjective sources, and creating from that data a unique ESG Scoring and Ranking system that is not currently available from other vendors. Each City/Town, County, and School District in the United States is ranked using a proprietary methodology that analyzes census data, crime data, environmental data, personal infrastructure data and climate change data.
What experience does the ISS ESG Muni QualityScore team have?
The team has over three decades of experience and excellence in designing leading Fixed Income Analytics, Pricing models, and Trade analysis . In addition the team has previously been issued two patents, and has five other patent applications pending. The team brings a unique skill set to the analysis and risk assessment of the cities/towns, school districts, and counties within each State, as well across the United States.
How is ISS ESG Muni QualityScore Different?
Started in 2015 ACRe (now ISS ESG Muni QualityScore) has become the largest provider of ESG Scoring for the U.S. Municipal marketplace. ISS ESG Municipal Ratings is also the largest provider of Alternative Data for the U.S. Muni market, as clients can license ESG Scoring, Ranking data, and all underlying data utilized in the calculation of ESG Scoring and rankings.
By consolidating data from numerous sources, as well as linking data not previously utilized, ISS ESG is able to build a unique data set that has not previously existed. In today’s marketplace, vendors offer snapshots of data, or views of municipal issuers (including counties), but no vendor links the social, economic and environmental data into one view that ISS ESG now offers.
Furthermore, ISS ESG utilizes data to identify trends as well as relative values, whereas the majority of vendors look only at absolute values.
ESG Scoring, Ranking Data, and underlying data can be licensed through Bloomberg (BEAP), Open:FactSet, or directly from ISS ESG.
29,500 Cities and Towns across America
Superfund sites for
3,141 Counties across America