The ‘S’ in ESG – where to find the data
Relative to governance and environmental dimensions, investors find social factors the most difficult to incorporate into ESG analysis. Difficulty in defining social factors, their qualitative nature and the lack of corporate reporting on social issues are barriers to integrating these factors into investment decisions. Alt data sources, however, can offer investors ways to quantify qualitative social factors that need not rely on corporate disclosure information. In this report, we outline where to find datasets that measure social factors and how they can be integrated into an ESG strategy.