Sustainalytics' Academic Program


Sustainalytics' Academic Program

Sustainalytics’ Academic Program aims to support responsible investment research as well as meet increasing demand for ESG insights from academia. Through its program, Sustainalytics is offering a range of ESG data to support studies, and is seeking to partner with leading academic institutions to produce responsible investment research. There are three main pillars of the program to suit varying academic needs.
  • Academic institutions, mainly university libraries, who wish to subscribe to our data can email us at
  • Single ESG data requests by students, individual academics or university departments should be submitted through our online research portal below.
  • Full-time academics interested in developing strategic partnerships with Sustainalytics through joint research projects and/or co-branded events should email

Academic Partners

Professor Jean-Pascal Gond, Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility, Cass Business School; Head of the ETHOS Research Centre
O'Sullivan, N. and Gond, J. (2016), "Engagement: Unlocking the black box of value creation."
Press release (June 30, 2016): Responsible Engagement Report Reveals Managing the Environmental and Social Impacts of Engagement Requires Greater Attention

Dr. Benjamin Auer, Associate Professor, Finance Department, Leipzig University, Germany
Auer, B. and Schuhmacher, F. (2016), “Do Socially (Ir)responsible Investments Pay? New Evidence From International ESG Data,” Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 59, pp. 51-62. 
Auer, B. (2014), “Do Socially Responsible Investment Policies Add or Destroy European Stock Portfolio Value?” Journal of Business Ethics, online version: 

Academic Research Leveraging Sustainalytics ESG Data

NN Investment Partners & The European Centre for Corporate Engagement (2016), "The materiality of ESG Factors for equity investment decision: academic evidence," accessed at
Kim, M., Surroca, J. and Tribó, J. (2014), “Impact of ethical behavior on syndicated loan rates,” Journal of Banking & Finance, Vol. 38, pp. 122–144
Surroca, J., Tribó, J. and Zahra, S. (2013), “Stakeholder Pressure on MNEs and the Transfer of Socially Irresponsible Practices to Subsidiaries,” Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 56 No. 2, pp. 549-572
Torres, A., Bijmolt, T., Tribó, J., Verhoef, P. (2012), “Generating global brand equity through corporate social responsibility to key stakeholders”, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Vol. 29, Issue 1, pp. 13–24