ESG screening

The SIGWATCH data set, comprised of a catalogue of campaign materials from thousands of NGOs and updated in real time, is a uniquely powerful tool for enhancing ESG screening, providing information that is reliable, accurate, and up to date.

Activism data overcomes the current reliance on corporate self-reporting in ESG screening, with NGOs providing the only continuous source of independent and informed commentary with which investors can counter-balance corporate spin.

SIGWATCH data also records instances of NGO praise for corporates or industries, enabling discerning investors to pick out the ESG winners, as well as screen out the laggards.


• NGO criticism and praise for each corporate entity and parent is calculated for each NGO action as a rating score, using a proprietary scoring system.
• Scores accumulated over time reveal companies attracting more or less criticism or praise than their peers.
• Scores are also calculated by issue, so a company can be rated not only on its total score but also on any one of up to 1,000 issues, which can be clustered according to standard categories such as SDGs or the customer’s preferred ESG taxonomy.
• Corporate ESG scores and associated data can be supplied in bulk though FTP or API transfer arrangements.



“In our experience, SIGWATCH is one of the few sources of ESG data we can absolutely trust to be reliable.”