ESG scores are primarily generated by research companies like OWL Analytics. We create proprietary ESG scores that cover the majority of public companies. Most ESG research firms employ a team of analysts that comb through sources (including company filings, voluntary corporate social responsibility disclosures, consultants, news media, NGOs, watchdog groups, and other public information sources) to rate how companies are managing their ESG issues.

These issues have been developed and proposed by standards boards, public interest groups who research how industries and businesses interact with their stakeholders and the planet.

Related: The natural history of ESG,  Five steps to become an E-S-Genius

Why is ESG important?