After five years of finding the right data, sourcing the data, cleaning the data, normalizing the data, and outright fixing the data, we have learned a considerable amount about the U.S. Municipal Bond market.
Are we experts? No - but we are getting there - as we continue to find new datasets that provide further insight into the socioeconomic issues that local governments across America face
Currently ISS ESG utilizes seventy-two (72) measurements in its calculation of both Rankings, and ESG scores.
Data utilized ranges from the standard: Climate change risks (air, water, sea level & heat index), to the unique: Incinerators, Cost of Crime, Coal Ash pits, to the critical: Obesity, Diabetes, Cancer, Superfund sites, & Crime.
We believe the key to strong and intuitive ESG scoring is transparency, and the use of non-interpretive data.
With ISS ESG, clients can license ESG scoring, ranking data, and / or all underlying data utilized in the calculation of both.
Currently ISS ESG provides ESG Scoring and Ranking data for 18,500 cities and towns across America. We expect to continue to fill in our coverage toward the Universe of 29,000 cities / towns.
ISS ESG provides ESG Scoring and Ranking data on all 3,141 Counties in America.
ISS ESG provides ESG Scoring and Ranking data on all 50 States as well as the District of Columbia.
ISS ESG currently provides ESG Scoring and Ranking data on 10,000 of the 13,500 School Districts across America. This includes Elementary, High, and Unified School Districts
ISS ESG provides ESG Peer Scoring which is the utilization of the Ranking data for each entity when measured against all other similar entities. For example - City vs all other Cities both within the respective State as well as across the Nation.
ISS ESG also provide ESG Dynamic Scoring, where a Standard Deviation is utilized to determine the bucketing of scores (not rankings) into the respective ESG Score. This is done for each geographic type. i.e. Cities vs all other Cities.
ISS ESG Muni QualityScore Methodology for calculation of Ranking data, and ESG Scores as of Q4 2020 (pdf)Download
ACRe Data Inc. Methodology for calculation of Ranking data, and ESG Scores Q3 2020 (pdf)Download
ACRe Data Inc. Methodology for calculation of Ranking data, and ESG Scores Q2 2020 (pdf)Download