The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board has launched a Data Provider Partner Program, giving investors access to high-quality information on corporate sustainability performance.
The SASB, a nonprofit organization that provides sustainability accounting standards for use by publicly listed U.S. corporations, will license its framework to members of the program, to be used in their platforms so they can access data on material factors that correlate to SASB standards.
With this data, investors can analyze a company’s sustainability performance compared to peers and industry benchmarks. SASB identifies the ESG data likely to drive financial performance, varying by industry.
The first partner in the program is B Labs, which will provide its B Analytics tool so investors in the partnership can directly request that companies disclose on certain SASB metrics. A data platform for measuring, benchmarking and reporting on impact, B Analytics will enable investors to benchmark their portfolio’s impact performance against third-party metric sets.
"We hear again and again that investors want to use sustainability information, but that the data available is overwhelming and not investment-grade," stated. Jean Rogers, founder and CEO of SASB. "By incorporating SASB's framework into third-party platforms, the Data Provider Partner Program is the next step in improving the quality, focus, comparability, and accessibility of the information available to investors."
To request more information on the Data Provider Partner Program, contact Eli.Reisman@sasb.org.
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