Dun & Bradstreet widens ESG rankings coverage


Dun & Bradstreet, a provider of business decisioning data and analytics, has expanded its ESG Rankings coverage from 42 million to 75 million.

The firm said this expansion reflects a recent update regarding the materiality weighting assigned to the company’s ESG Rankings to better align with the Sustainability Accounting Board Standards (SASB).

SASB Standards are designed to help companies around the world communicate to investors how sustainability issues are driving long-term growth and promote transparency and accountability in corporate sustainability reporting.

Dun & Bradstreet said its ESG Rankings help companies strengthen their ESG goals, manage supply chain disruption risks, and perform marketing segmentation.

Some current Dun & Bradstreet ESG customers will see an increase in the coverage of their portfolios, with approximately 68% of evaluated companies seeing their rankings change on the ESG levels.

Dun & Bradstreet chief data and analytics officer Gary Kotovets said, “This expansion increases the depth and breadth of our ESG data coverage, and further strengthens Dun & Bradstreet’s position in the ESG space as organizations seek to make sustainable decisions with confidence.”

Workiva, a cloud platform for assured integrated reporting, has integrated disclosure system CDP into its platform.

CDP is widely regarded as the leading disclosure system for measuring envirionmental impacts.

According to Workiva, this latest innovation leverages its ESG Program and ESG Explorer to streamline customer responses to CDP questionnaires, empowering companies to manage their sustainability data more efficiently and effectively, and drive positive environmental impact and business outcomes.

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