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How can I use the dataset ?

The data can be used to for a range of applications, including to analyze the alignment of companies with a low carbon transition, to screen or optimize portfolios, engage with companies, and to report to stakeholders.

How is the data accessed ?

An annual data subscription offers clients access to an Excel data file containing company-level
emissions data including forward looking indicators of future emissions and emissions intensity, and summary indicators of climate scenario alignment. The data shows whether a particular company is overperforming or under-performing in regards to the necessary emissions pathway and the budget for the 2°C target, as well as against a number of other available scenario outcomes.

The data covers large- and mid-capitalization companies in developed and emerging markets for which sufficient data is available for assessment. Key updates to the file are made on an annual basis, with smaller updates made on a more frequent basis.

Our 2°C portfolio footprinting service offers clients a PDF report, produced by Trucost’s in-house ESG Analytics and Client Delivery team, examining your portfolio’s alignment with a 2°C carbon budget.

What data source does Trucost use for the data?

Transition pathways incorporate both historical and forward-looking data in order to provide an
assessment that has a medium to long term outlook. Forward-looking data, which captures a six year future time horizon, is incorporated based on an established data hierarchy made up of the following sources:
  •  Disclosed emissions reduction targets, or if not available then;
  • Asset-level data sources that provide signals of potential future changes in production from high emitting sources, or if not available then;
  • Company-specific historical emissions trends for companies assessed on the basis of homogeneous business activities, or if not available then;
  • GICS sub-industry average historical emissions trends, or if not available then;
  • No change in emissions intensity.