Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Insights into the actions taken and the goals set by the world’s public companies towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) developed by the United Nations.

Overview

This dataset is part of Datacie’s global ESG collection. Discover how the world’s companies are acting to address each of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, helping you understand, measure, and make informed decisions about ESG-related risks, corporate engagements and impact investing.

Company Coverage

Company coverage

6'500+ Companies

Geographical Coverage

Coverage

Worldwide

Data History

History

Back to 2016

As reported / Standardized

Reporting type

As Reported

Most-Recent / As Reported

View

Include both views

Data Frequency

Frequency

Annual

Reporting Lag

Lag

Monthly

Delivery Format

Delivery status

Excel, API, FTP, Datafeed

Use Cases & Benefits

Asset managers -create unique and differentiated SDG-driven portfolio strategies that align with your investors’ preferences and your firm’s positioning while generating better returns.

Financial Advisors & Consultants -comply with client mandates on the SDGs.

Corporates -benchmark your company against your peers in terms of actions towards the SDGs and understand the data that your investors use to build a fair view of your business.

Financial product managers -develop SDG-themed investment products.

Institutional managers -measure and report on the degree of SDG alignment in portfolios and provide confidence to your clients that require greater transparency around sustainability.

Engaged investors -build persuasive arguments to engage effectively with corporates to raise awareness about their insufficient level of disclosures or inaction towards the SDGs.

Sample data

Free sample data is available to all Datacie’s users. The sample includes the most-recently reported annual data for Microsoft Corporation and showcases the top 3 goals set and actions taken by Microsoft the 17 SDGs, according to Datacie’s similarity score that appraises the semantic correlation between each of the 17 goals and the sentences captured from Microsoft’s public disclosures:
SDG 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
SDG 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
SDG 3: Ensure healthy live and promote well-being for all at all age
SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
SDG 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
SDG 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
SDG 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
SDG 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
SDG 13 : Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
SDG 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
SDG 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
SDG 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
SDG 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Column definition

company name

Official name of the company.
Ex: Microsoft

isin

International Securities Identification Number of the company’s most traded share classes, notes or bonds.

ticker

Ticker or trading symbols.
Ex: MSFT

country

Country (ISO code) in which the securities are listed.
Ex: US

exchange

Name of the exchange in which the securities are listed.
Ex: NASDAQ

reporting date

Date for which the information has been publicly available in official disclosures.
Ex: 09.2020

sdg 1

Textual content extracted from the reporting companies’ disclosures in regards to their actions/objectives towards SDG 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

sdg 2

Textual content extracted from the reporting companies’ disclosures in regards to their actions/objectives towards SDG 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

sdg 3

Textual content extracted from the reporting companies’ disclosures in regards to their actions/objectives towards SDG 3: Ensure healthy live and promote well-being for all at all age.

sdg 4

Textual content extracted from the reporting companies’ disclosures in regards to their actions/objectives towards SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

sdg 5

Textual content extracted from the reporting companies’ disclosures in regards to their actions/objectives towards SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

sdg 6

Textual content extracted from the reporting companies’ disclosures in regards to their actions/objectives towards SDG 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

sdg 7

Textual content extracted from the reporting companies’ disclosures in regards to their actions/objectives towards SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

sdg 8

Textual content extracted from the reporting companies’ disclosures in regards to their actions/objectives towards SDG 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

sdg 9

Textual content extracted from the reporting companies’ disclosures in regards to their actions/objectives towards SDG 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

sdg 10

Textual content extracted from the reporting companies’ disclosures in regards to their actions/objectives towards SDG 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries.

sdg 11

Textual content extracted from the reporting companies’ disclosures in regards to their actions/objectives towards SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

sdg 12

Textual content extracted from the reporting companies’ disclosures in regards to their actions/objectives towards SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

sdg 13

Textual content extracted from the reporting companies’ disclosures in regards to their actions/objectives towards SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

sdg 14

Textual content extracted from the reporting companies’ disclosures in regards to their actions/objectives towards SDG 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

sdg 15

Textual content extracted from the reporting companies’ disclosures in regards to their actions/objectives towards SDG 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

sdg 16

Textual content extracted from the reporting companies’ disclosures in regards to their actions/objectives towards SDG 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

sdg 17

Textual content extracted from the reporting companies’ disclosures in regards to their actions/objectives towards SDG 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

Methodology

Unlike traditional SDG alignment tools that provide no explainability into the “whys” and the “hows” a given company receives a score for each of the 17 global goals, Datacie’s Sustainable Development Goals data solution is a unique compilation of textual insights that provide financial market participants with the neutrality needed to arbitrate on the reported actions and goals.
This dataset is built from all available data sources that contain ESG information on publicly listed companies, including self-reported filings, CSR reports, press releases, corporate websites & other corporate disclosures.
As a trusted data partner, Datacie is committed to delivering competitive and error-free data products to its clients. To this end, we have designed an unrivaled NLP-powered methodology that reads, understands, and captures all the sentences from unstructured sources (websites, documents, media releases...) that contain a goal or an action towards one of the 17 SDGs, regardless of the companies self-declared alignment with the goals.
In a first pass, our technology exploits the semantic decomposition and the grammatical structure of a sentence to determine whether it contains ESG-related goals (forward-looking) or actions (present). In a second pass, the NLP models classifies each sentence into one of the 17 goals introduced by the United Nations. By construction, our technology also predicts diverse quality and confidence indicators for each sentence captured; our ESG experts then review these quality indicators and carry thorough qualitative investigations of the extracted information, guaranteeing that the SDG-related goals and actions are fully accurate and that no crucial items are missed.
After inception, the entire dataset is audited and evaluated for trustworthiness. Every data entry passes through hundreds of quality checks that automatically identify outliers and potentially misreported observations. Additional manual checks are performed on low-confident sentences, ensuring that the final data product is free from poor-quality observations.

Status & Delivery

The Sustainable Development Goals dataset is currently being compiled and prepared for our clients’ preferred usage; additional coverage (temporal and company-wise) and existing/new columns can be modified/added on demand. Contact us and be among the first to benefit from this data solution to inform your sustainability decisions with the highest quality, cost-effective data of the market.

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