Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic a number of our clients have requested support in understanding how ESG assessments can bring additional insight into their risk and opportunities assessment processes. Specifically, many have requested help to identify ESG factors that are indicative of resilience to the long-term operational impacts of the pandemic.
In that context, Vigeo Eiris has produced a COVID-19 ESG Risk and Opportunities Dataset(C-19 Dataset). The data can be used as a lens to view the extent to which a company is fundamentally prepared to manage the risks and opportunities that the pandemic presents over the medium and long term.
The C-19 Dataset takes a multi-dimensional approach:
Analyzing corporates’ management approaches on 13ESG criteria of interest in the context of the pandemic. This includes analyzing their exposure to and management of controversies.
And analyzing their contribution to 5 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of particular interest in the context of the pandemic. This includes an assessment of the products and services produced by the company.
The C-19 Dataset can be used to facilitate:
Risk and opportunity assessments,
Good practice identification,
For reporting and communications.
For VE Clients: Using the C-19 Dataset
We have made this data available to all of our clients on the VE DataLab platform. There are two ways to do this:
Heading to the Data Hub where you are able to view and export the C-19 dataset:
Please open the “Data Hub Settings”
Please open the “Load Saved View” function
Please select the “C-19 Dataset view”
The data will populate on the screen first
You are able to export this to excel formats using the Data Hub settings.
Heading to the Strategies section where you can then go a step further to develop a bespoke approach to scoring and weighting the different datapoints that we have outlined. You are also able to remove data points that you do not consider material. In conducting this kind of approach, our client relationship managers are available to support you in this process.
Please select from the list of strategies “C-19 Dataset”.
It is the place to find reliable and up to date ESG research.
On VE DataLab, you can access Vigeo Eiris’ exhaustive ESG research (Corporate & Sovereign ratings, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Climate Risk Assessment, Impact indicators…).
On VE DataLab, you can consult dynamic company profiles, create tailor-made sustainable investment strategies, follow the performance of your portfolios over time, and receive regular updates on any events impacting them.
Any questions or request to get a trial access, please contact: