CSRHub - Web Based Tool
CSRHub is a web based tool that provides access to employee, environmental, community and governance ratings on most major companies in North America, Europe and Asia. We are the first company to combine data from nine of the premier socially responsible investment (SRI) analysis firms (also known as Environment, Social, Governance - ESG), and over 265 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, news feeds, social networking groups, smaller for-profit organizations, and publishers. Our proprietary tools combine more than 133 million pieces of data on sustainability and CSR performance into a consistent set of ratings. We then allow users to personalize these ratings, share them, and add their own views on companies. Our site enables users to learn about and compare company sustainability and CSR behavior. We provide some ratings information for free and additional information to fee-paying subscribers. We also sell custom reports from most of our licensed ESG sources.
CSRHub’s sustainability metrics are the best in the business. We use it all the time when comparing companies, benchmarking, and understanding industry trends. I highly recommend CSRHub to anyone in the sustainability space!'
Kevin Wilhelm, CEO, Sustainable Business Consulting
'In building comparable company metrics, I’ve found CSRHub’s method of integrating hundreds of CSR data sources into a single data portal to be invaluable, and is made even more powerful when paired with data from other services.'
Patrick T. Drum MBA, CFA, CFP®, Portfolio Manager & Research Analyst, Saturna Capital
“As the most trusted portal for thousands of CSR-related data elements, CSRHub has been instrumental for working professionals in the sustainability field! We regularly recommend the tool to groups that are interested evaluating peer group and stakeholder perspectives for their reporting efforts.”
Nancy Mancilla, CEO, ISOS Group
'CSRHub has proven to be invaluable in developing novel coursework and in cutting-edge research that has led to discoveries about the relationship between sustainability reporting and corporate reputations and conduct.'
CSRHub Basic Subscription Information
This subscription allows annual basic access to CSRHub data. Subscribers can see ESG/CSR Summary Scorecards including:
- Unlimited search of 17,800+ companies' ESG Overall Consensus rating scores.
- Unlimited search of all companies’ 4 category scores: Environment, Employee, Community, and Governance.
- Description of company and link to its CSR web URL.
This annual subscription is appropriate for small business owners or non-profits needing limited data. Subscribers receive a limited license to share CSRHub information with others in their organization.
Dashboard tools are not included in this subscription.
Annual Subscription with Benchmarking Tools Information
Full access to all of CSRHub’s data. Subscribers can:
- Search, browse, and export data from the CSRHub web site.
- Download and use any of CSRHub’s five easy to use, pre-configured macro-enabled Excel Dashboard templates (Carbon Metrics, Company Diagnostic, Competitor Benchmark, CSR/ESG Research, or Supply Chain Analysis).
This annual subscription is appropriate for corporate managers, professionals, researchers and academics. Subscribers receive a limited license to share CSRHub information with others in their organization. CSRHub data can be used for benchmarking, brand management, communications, employee engagement, competitive analysis, stakeholder and materiality analysis, and supply chain management.
Here is a short description of each of the special issues in our site. By setting your opinion on these issues, you can change and control the ratings on the site. We are always interested in suggestions for additional special issues. We are most interested in areas of interest to a large number of people and that have been well documented with publicly-available sources. However, we will also accept lists of companies from smaller organizations, who want to put them on our site as part of their advocacy work. Please contact us if you are interested in entering your own special issue list.
Companies on this list have a policy of testing the safety of their products on animals. Some may consider this a positive way to ensure that products do not harm humans. Some may consider this a negative, as it causes death an in some cases suffering, for animals. Sources used: Alex's Guide, American Anti-Vivisection Society, Asset4, Better World Companies, Caring Consumer, Ideal Ratings, IW Financial, Understanding Animal Research.
The companies on this list are involved in Burma, either through subsidiaries located in the country or through trade or other commercial arrangements with it. Some consider interaction with Burma to be negative, as it may support the Burmese regime. Others may consider interaction with Burma as positive, as it may increase interaction with Burmese society and improve the welfare of its people. Sources used: Burma Campaign, Global Union, Ideal Ratings, MSCI ESG Controversies.
Companies on this list are involved in the coal industry either via coal mining, production of coal mining-related equipment, coal-based power production, or engineering services. Sources used: American Coal Council, Bloomberg Market Data, Coal Mining Engineer's List, Power Shares Global Coal, Source Watch Carbon, U.S. Energy Information Administration Coal Producers, Van Eck Global Coal, World Coal Association, Yahoo! Coal.
Companies on this list drill for natural gas in shale formations (called “shale plays”) using high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” (sometimes spelled without the k). This drilling technique is controversial, due to the lack of scientific understanding of the environmental risks (such as water contamination) and human health risks related to the emissions released from the drilling process. These are Oil and Gas Extraction companies, otherwise called the 'Exploration & Production' (E&P) business. However, this list also includes companies that provide services related to Exploration & Production in the shale plays, such as gathering, processing transporting and storing natural gas. Sources used: FracFocus, FracFocus.ca, Fracking-Disclosing the Facts, FracTracker, Government of New Brunswick, Marcellus Money, Marcellus Shale Coalition, Mike Benard-founder of Spectra Energy Watch, Ohio Government Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Western Australia Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation.
Companies on this list have implemented policies that respond to the special needs of gay, lesbian, and transgender employees. These policies may include expanded health and family leave policies, explicit rules regarding workplace discrimination, and management training programs. Sources used: IW Financial.
The companies on this list are involved in Iran, either through subsidiaries located in the country or through trade or other commercial arrangements with it. Sources used: AEI IranTracker, California Iran Contracting Act, Ideal Ratings, Protecting Florida’s Investments Act (PFIA), United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI).