Answered By: Andrea Schulman
Last Updated: Jul 31, 2015     Views: 355

Innovating for Sustainability: New Valuation Models
Where do I start research on New Valuation Models?


Resource Type

Suggested Resources

Company Financials

Thomson ONE
Features market quotes, earnings estimates, financial fundamentals, press releases, transaction data, corporate filings, ownership profiles and research from Thomson Financial. 

Capital IQ
Data on public and private companies, industry, investment, and financial overviews, investment firms, capital transactions, and people. Note: You must request a Capital IQ account, see link above for more information. 

Bloomberg (In Library Use Only)
Current and historical financial information on individual equities, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, and futures for both international and domestic markets. ESG specific data by company is available, using the FA ESG command once you are on the main page for the equity. 

ESG Information
& Methodology

See ESG information above. For an overview of their ESG methodology just type ESG <GO> 

MSCI iRatings

A suite of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) research and analysis products from MSCI. This includes the following resources:

  • Intangible Value Assessment (IVA) -- analysis of the key ESG issues facing companies and industries, with a focus on financial implications. IVA includes company profiles, industry reports, and thematic research. Browse the "Industry Index" tab to find industry overviews and reports on the underlying companies. MSCI provides an annual report looking at ESG issues facing specific industries. 

  • ESG Impact Monitor -- assessment of ESG controversies consistent with international norms represented in numerous, widely accepted, global conventions, including the UN Declaration of Human Rights, the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and the UN Global Compact.

Resources including materiality maps, industry classifications lookups and more.

Thomson ONE
Find ESG reports (including information on methodology).  Once in the database, go to Screening & Analysis (on the left hand side menu).  Next click Research.  Scroll down to More Options Enter Keywords, pull down menu and select Text, keyword search for ESG.  You can also select the number of report pages (I recommend reports greater than 15 pages) expand the date range to one year.  You will see quite a few reports which include information on methodology.  Alternatively, you can search by specific analyst or contributor.  

Articles and Research
News service reporting on responsible investment, ESG and sustainable finance. 
Find information on best practices, and business models in terms of ESG. Includes news and analysis targeted to institutional investors globally.

More company and industry news, use keywords in the free text search. Includes news in twenty-two languages from thousands of news, business, and trade publications, newswires, and transcripts. Also search articles by industry, geographic location, and publication type. 

Business Source Complete
Find articles and reports using keywords specific to your topic and company.

Google Scholar
Simple way to search academic literature with direct links to Harvard resources.


Baker Library Research Guides

Financial Markets  

Company, Industry Career Research Guide  Look to the "Analyze Companies" tab