We subscribe to a number of ESG research services including Sustainalytics, MSCI Governance research and Reprisk. Raw ESG data is also available through Bloomberg. We have integrated these external ESG research providers ratings with Bloomberg to provide efficient access for analysts.
In addition to these sources we have access to sell side research, NGO, academic, multilateral, development organisation and government research sources.
For example for sovereign issuers we use sources like: the Corruption Perception Index (Transparency International) Human Development Index (United Nations Development Program) Ease of Doing Business (World Bank) Fragile State Index (Fund For Peace) Government Effectiveness Index (World Bank) Energy Sustainability Index (World Energy Council) among others.
The responsible investment team also distribute research reports and other information to the investment teams, however the primary responsibility for sourcing information rests with each team.
We have found company level information easier to source but not always relevant at the fixed income security level.