ESG investing at DEGIRO

We offer free ESG scores on our platform to help you choose companies to invest in that match your values.

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Impact investing with ESG scores

Investing is not just about money; you can also invest to help create a better world. At DEGIRO, we offer free sustainability rankings that can help you choose companies that match your values. So-called ESG scores show you how companies or investments score on Environmental, Social and Governance policies. These scores help you assess the risks – and opportunities – posed by companies’ performances in critical areas such as climate change, executive remuneration and diversity and inclusion.

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What is ESG?

ESG ratings take into account environmental, social and governance factors alongside financial factors when making investment decisions. It falls under the ‘sustainable investing’ umbrella. Below is a breakdown of factors relating to a company’s impact on the environment and society and the way a company is governed:

  • Environmental (E) – climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, recycling practices, water usage, usage of renewable energy, raw material sourcing, etc.
  • Social (S) – employee health and safety, fair wages, employee training and development, ethical supply chain sourcing, privacy and data security, etc.
  • Governance (G) – board diversity, executive pay, business ethics, transparency, political contributions, etc.
LSEG Data & Analytics

LSEG Data & Analytics ESG scores

An ESG score is a measurement of how a company is rated based on many ESG metrics. These scores are given by different rating agencies. At DEGIRO, we provide ESG scores from LSEG Data & Analytics. LSEG Data & Analytics is a part of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) and is one of the biggest providers of financial data and infrastructure. It has over 40,000 customers and 400,000 end-users across 190 countries.

LSEG Data & Analytics’s ESG database covers 70% of the global market cap, across 450+ ESG metrics. Based on the data LSEG Data & Analytics collects, companies are given a score, which translates to a letter grade, with A+ being the highest possible letter grade and D- being the lowest.

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LSEG Data & Analytics’s methodology

LSEG Data & Analytics has a team of over 150 content research analysts who manually collect ESG data for each company in their ESG universe, which is around 9,000. The data is updated continually and refreshed on products every week. LSEG Data & Analytics’s model is made up of two scores:

ESG score

measures a company’s ESG performance based on verifiable reported data

ESGC score

measures a company’s ESG performance taking ESG controversies into account

  • ESG score

    measures a company’s ESG performance based on verifiable reported data

  • ESGC score

    measures a company’s ESG performance taking ESG controversies into account

On our platform, you can see a company’s ESG score, its ESGC score and its ESG controversies score by itself. You can also see the metrics that help make up these scores in a detailed list below the overview. For more details on LSEG Data & Analytics’s full methodology, please refer to their website.

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We continually strive to improve our platform and make investing as seamless as possible; while providing you with information to help you make as informed investment decisions as possible.

The ESG Risk Ratings on our platform are brought to you by LSEG Data & Analytics, as well as other information on our platform, such as Analyst Views, Financials, Company Profiles and more. This information is for your personal use and benefit and does not constitute a recommendation by DEGIRO.

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