ISS Corporate Solutions – Asia
Access the most comprehensive ESG investing data set in the industry
ISS Corporate Solutions (ICS), a leading provider of environmental, social and governance solutions for corporations globally, offers analytics and advisory for ESG in real-time platform environments. This allows a company’s Sustainability, CSR and Investor Relations professionals to fully understand the drivers of their ESG ratings and assess disclosure practices considered vital by institutional shareholders.
ICS Sustainability Suite
Understanding our ESG Ratings for Taiwan Companies
ICS’ Sustainability Suite is comprised of ISS Environmental & Social (E&S) QualityScore and ISS-oekom Corporate Ratings. This combination unlocks best-practices for E&S disclosures as well as providing comprehensive analysis on ESG practices of corporate issuers globally. The ICS Sustainability Suite includes scores, ratings and analyses for more than 100 Taiwan companies and these rating reports are now available to institutional shareholders and companies.
ISS Environmental & Social QualityScore – Stand Out Among Your Peers
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), the leading global provider of governance and responsible investment solutions for institutional investors worldwide and parent company of ICS, has expanded its global Environmental & Social (E&S) QualityScore ratings to include 30 of the largest companies in Taiwan. This is an impact development for the Corporate Issuer community as institutional investors demand greater insight on the environmental and social disclosures and practices of Taiwan companies.
With global benchmarking across all 24 four-digit GICS industry groups, E&S QualityScore represents a data-driven approach to measuring the quality of corporate disclosures on environmental and social issues, including sustainability governance, and to identify key disclosure omissions. Expectations regarding disclosure practices are defined by industry groupings based on the specific environmental and social risks identified in industry and multi-stakeholder initiatives and reflected in authoritative standards and recommendations from groups such as the Global Reporting Initiative, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.
ICS Governance Analytics platform comprises tools such as Data Verification, Screening, Scenario Analysis and Goal Seek which allows companies to ensure E&S QualityScore ratings’ accuracy and helps create disclosure models that quickly highlight strategies to potentially improve a company’s standing compared with their GICS industry peers. When changes are made to company disclosures and verified by ISS’ data team, a new E&S QualityScore report is generated and made available to institutional investors without waiting for the next publishing cycle, as can be the case with other global sustainability reports.
ISS-oekom ORBIT – Instantaneous Access to Research, Ratings and Analyses
Originally founded in 1993, Oekom created one of the world’s leading ESG rating systems for sustainable investments. Acquired by ISS in March 2018, the ISS oekom Responsibility Benchmarking & Information Tool ORBIT, provides quick access to information, ratings and analyses. The ORBIT Companies online database enables direct access to the detailed information contained in the oekom Corporate Ratings of over 4,200 companies. These companies are analyzed and evaluated against up to 100 environmental, social and governance-related criteria. ORBIT Companies enables direct comparison of the corporate responsibility performance of companies at all levels of the rating and companies can also be arranged into benchmark groups to suit individual requirements. Corporate sustainability and strategy departments can use ORBIT Companies to compare their companies directly with others in their particular peer group. This type of strengths and weaknesses analysis provides companies with a basis for the successful further development of their sustainability management systems.
ICS Sustainability Suite – Impact Solutions
- Access to E&S QualityScore Reports, ratings and analyses
- Access to ISS-oekom ORBIT Reports, ratings and analyses
- Customized strategy consulting
- Analyze and benchmark environmental and social disclosures against peers
- Generate summary snapshot reports to share with directors, executives, and team members
- Risk Analysis – Controversy Monitor (OCM)
ICS Specialty Solutions
- Carbon Services – Carbon Risk Rating, Fossil Fuel Screening and Carbon Data
- Green Bond Services – Sustainability Bond Rating
Corporate Issuers are encouraged to contact ICS to learn more about the existing E&S QualityScore ratings as well as to receive complimentary access to ISS-oekom ORBIT reports for their company.