Global Investors for Sustainable Development Alliance

ESG Book adopts GISD sector-specific metrics

Jul 20, 2022

ESG Book has incorporated recommendations made by the GISD Alliance for sector-specific, SDG-related metrics in its digital platform, facilitating the adoption of these metrics by the 25,000+ companies covered by the platform.

Incubated by Arabesque in 2018, ESG Book aims to create ESG data as a public good by making these data freely available to all stakeholders. It connects investors and companies, and enables companies to provide sustainability data directly to their stakeholders. 

Companies using ESG Book can already report on different sustainability reporting frameworks, which are mainly sector-agnostic or not directly linked to the SDGs. 

With the inclusion of GISD’s metrics, they can now digitally report on their performance against key sector-specific metrics of SDG performance. Investors and other stakeholders can use the resulting data to align their investment strategies and decisions with the SDGs.

GISD’s metrics come in two different sets: five ‘core metrics’ that are considered minimum disclosure and more ‘expanded metrics’ that cover additional impact themes and supplementary metrics.