Answered By: Farha Hasan
Last Updated: Aug 07, 2020     Views: 15672

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Companies: social responsibility ratings

Where can I find social responsibility ratings of companies?


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Below are databases  that rate or rank the social responsibility of companies:

  • MSCI GMI Ratings (via WRDS): GMI Ratings, formerly known as Corporate Library, offers annual historical data captures for each proxy year beginning in 2001.
  • Datastream: Provides Asset4 ESG (environment, social and governance) data.
  • KLDHistorical ratings from KLD Socrates (covering 1991-2008) are available to the HBS community in spreadsheet form.


Below are websites rate or rank social responsibility:

 

Websites that give background information on social responsibility issues and companies:

  • Benefit Corp Information Center: Benefit corporations have a corporate purpose to create a material positive impact on society and the environment.  The Information Center maintains a database of benefit corporations.
  • Corpwatch.org: Provide articles, reports and data on violations by multinational corporations to activists, media, the general public and policy makers.
  • Corporate Citizenship Awards : US Chamber of Commerce Foundation honors businesses for their significant positive impacts in communities around the world.