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CSRHub provides access to corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information on 8,900+ companies from 135 industries in 103 countries. Managers, researchers and activists use CSRHub to benchmark company performance, learn how stakeholders evaluate company CSR practices and seek ways to change the world.
CSRHub rates 12 indicators of employee, environment, community and governance performance and flags many special issues. We offer subscribers immediate access to 49 million detailed data points from our 323-plus data sources. Our data comes from nine socially responsible investing research firms, well-known indexes, publications, “best of” or “worst of” lists, NGOs, crowd sources and government agencies. By aggregating and normalizing the information from these sources, CSRHub has created a broad, consistent rating system and a searchable database that links each rating point back to its source. The rapidly expanding CSRHub dataset principally adheres to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3.1 guidelines.
CSRHub's goal is to foster access to sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) information. We aim to be an engine of transparency that encourages more consistent and actionable disclosure from all types of organizations.
CSRHub is a B Corporation, an Organizational Stakeholder (OS) with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a silver partner with Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a founding member of The Alliance of Trustworthy Business Experts (ATBE) and supports both the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) and the International Integrated Reporting Committee (IIRC). See our B Corporation page to learn more.
CSRHub and CSR Ratings Today
Today, many companies publicly share and prioritize their environmental, employee, community and governance actions and performance. Yet, this information is not always formally reported, and even if it is, it isn’t codified. Of the Fortune 1000, about 70 percent talk about CSR on their website, but only an estimated 27 percent provide a CSR report. The percentage of smaller companies reporting their CSR behavior is even lower.
Dedicated activist groups, socially responsible investment (SRI) and environment, social and governance (ESG) firms, publishers, bloggers and government agencies review and analyze the behavior of thousands of companies. However, this data can be limited, difficult to access, very expensive or does not exist. Furthermore, it can be difficult to compare without a common framework to compile sources into a single consistent rating system.
CSRHub’s patent-pending system aggregates and normalizes 49 million data points from over 323 data sources—including private sources that cost $20,000 to $100,000 per year. We provide powerful search and analysis tools and link transparently to our data sources. Users can customize our ratings to match their personal preferences and share both their ratings information and preferences with others.
Our sources include nine leading research firms: Asset4/Thomson Reuters, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), EIRIS, GovernanceMetrics International/Corporate Library, IW Financial, MSCI (ESG Intangible Value Assessment and ESG Impact Monitor), RepRisk, Trucost and Vigeo. These ESG/SRI sources have never previously allowed an outside group to combine their data into a single product. We add and harmonize data inputs from government, NGOs, publications and crowd- and social network-based sources.
CSRHub is the world’s largest and most comprehensive databases of CSR and sustainability-related information.
How is CSRHub Data Being Used?
Marketing managers compare company CSR ratings with competitors and industry peers. See our Benchmarking use case to learn more.
Sustainability managers learn how stakeholders and analysts view their CSR efforts. See our Stakeholder Analysis use case to learn more.
Companies check if they rank among the top 10 for their industry—and see who is above and below them.
Corporate managers can determine which CSR areas need improvement. See our Sustainability Brand Watch use case to learn more.
Companies screen their suppliers' sustainability performance by tracking ratings of over 8,900 companies in 135 industries in 103 countries. See our Supply Chain Tracking use case to learn more.
Consumers discover and compare socially responsible companies. See our Decision Support use case to learn more.
Faculty and graduate students perform research on the CSR performance of companies. See our University Research use case to learn more.
We believe that providing these corporate social ratings will increase the transparency of CSR progress and performance, and more openly encourage critical discussions of how companies treat their employees, impact the environment, adjust their carbon footprint, act in their community, provide innovative products and services for sustainable development and govern themselves. We hope that this site is part of a broad change that relates company marketplace performance to their environmental, social and governance performance.
What People are Saying about CSRHub
“I’m delighted that CSRHub is joining HuffPost Money in our mission to make sense of the big financial stories of our time. CSRHub’s core values of transparency and corporate responsibility are a perfect fit for HuffPost Money and our community of readers, who look to us as a go-to resource for all things money-related.” - Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group.
“At TriplePundit.com, we've been talking about CSR and sustainability for a long time. One of our top challenges has always been figuring out how to use objective analysis in our evaluation of companies - how to compare apples to apples. CSRHub's research and insight has given us an invaluable tool to make that happen - something we refer our writers to on a daily basis.” - Nick Aster, Publisher and CTO, Triple Pundit and Sustainable Industries.
“From casual consumers to institutional investors, CSRHub is the quintessential clearinghouse of corporate social responsibility information. By aggregating multiple sources of data into one easy-to-use platform, CSRHub brings clarity to an industry on the move.” - Mike Bellamente, Director, ClimateCounts.org
“CSRHub is a valuable tool for both our clients and GRI training attendees. We utilize its comprehensive repository of information about and consolidation of the continually increasing sustainability ratings and rankings landscape. CSRHub is an easily accessible, user-friendly resource for finding and comparing company or industry ratings information. And, as the Hub grows increasingly robust, we believe it will play a key role in helping advance sustainability in the United States.” - Margie Flynn, Principal & Co-Owner; Cora Lee Mooney, Lead Trainer, BrownFlynn Ltd.
“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 Service Plans
See where Co-Founders Bahar Gidwani and Cynthia Figge will be speaking or attending next in CSR Events.
Read more about how we generate our ratings in Ratings Methodology.
Read more about how we aggregate our data in Data Schema.
Feedback and Future Development
Our site is still under development and we apologize for any bugs you may encounter. We welcome your reactions, suggestions, and questions. We would also appreciate referrals to additional sources of information for our database. In our next version, we plan to incorporate user-sourced opinions into our ratings schema and will also provide an opportunity for companies to contribute their reaction to our ratings.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you find any problems or bugs you may encounter or information on our site that you believe is inaccurate.
There are currently almost no mandatory sustainability reporting regulations. The reporting requirements for corporate governance issues vary by jurisdiction, as do regulations on labor and community issues. We assume that our rating sources are only using publicly disclosed information in their evaluations of the CSR performance of the companies they cover and that they have taken reasonable steps to ensure that their information is accurate. However, it is possible that our ratings may contain information that has been improperly disclosed or that is inaccurate.
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