OWL ESG Consensus Scores

Most ESG scores rely on non-standard, self-reported, and unregulated data. Inconsistencies across scores are unavoidable because each rating firm selects its own data sources, decides how to combine data into factors, and weights those factors to rate companies in E, S, and G categories. OWL overcomes these challenges by analyzing, integrating and optimizing the largest ESG dataset in the industry. Our “wisdom of the crowd” approach…

We combine inputs from a wide range of vendors to create robust, unbiased, timely, ESG consensus scores for 25,000+ public companies worldwide. Learn more about our ESG consensus services today.

Provides a broad-based, unbiased consensus view of the importance of various E, S and G metrics, by industry.

Leverages hundreds of inputs across numerous sources representing a wide range of perspectives, combining the world’s leading ESG data and research firms’ insights.

Constructs 12 Key Performance Indicators from hundreds of metrics related to ESG behaviors and financial performance.

Employs a hybrid human/technology approach to gather 100 million data elements from over 500 sources – ESG research firms, news and media outlets, NGOs, government databases, unions, activist groups, and more.


OWL’s big data based consensus ratings and fundamental insights allow us to enhance our ESG investment solutions and ESG research.
Shoichiro Aoyama
Fund Manager, Index Solution Group
Asset Management One Co.,Ltd.
OWL’s partnership approach to making ESG ratings available for our wealth management customers is truly unique. OWL has understood the unique needs of our customers and helped to deliver the ratings across individual equities and pooled funds which makes the data accessible to our customers.
Marshall Smith, CIPM
Chief Operating Officer
Low correlations across leading ESG data providers make OWL’s ‘wisdom of the crowd’ approach essential for normalized ESG factor identification. OWL’s approach, combined with their proven data efficacy and demonstrated ability to execute on their roadmap, drove us to select them as our ESG data partner. Combining OWL’s ESG ratings with our Fiduciary Score® helps advisors meet their fiduciary responsibilities when selecting ESG investments.
John Faustino, AIFA®, PPC®
Head of Broadridge Fi360 Solutions
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
The momentum for ESG & impact investing shows the need for transparency and analytics around this investing trend. OWL ESG is a natural fit, pairing a leading ESG data provider with our solutions to deliver wealth and asset managers timely and actionable ESG analysis on multiple investment vehicles including SMAs. OWL’s ESG metrics compliment Zephyr’s core features and competencies to help clients make better-informed investment decisions.
Chris Volpe
Head of Informa Financial Intelligence
WisdomTree leverages OWL’s data as part of its ESG investment process in seeking to provide ESG ETFs that are truly impactful and sustainable. The dynamic, consensus-based approach to company ratings provided by OWL provides a level of objectivity that can serve as a true differentiator in this fast-changing space.
Ben Wallach
​Head of Product Development & Management
WisdomTree Asset Management
OWL’s unique approach to aggregating ESG data results in quality, robust data. This gives us excellent coverage on the global securities in our database and allows us to develop quality ESG products.
Reid Baker CERA, ASA
Vice President, Analytics & Data

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We work with all types of investment firms, corporations and fintech platforms around the world. Find out how OWL can meet your need for ESG data and analytics today.


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