CSRHub provides access to corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information on 17,268+ companies from 134 industries in 141 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 186 million detailed data points from our 618 data sources. Our data comes from 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.
CSRHub's mission 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 186 million data points from over 618 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.
CSRHub is the only company to aggregate ESG datasets from these leading analysts: Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), MSCI (ESG Intangible Value Assessment, ESG Impact Monitor, and ESG Carbon Metrics), Trucost and Vigeo EIRIS. 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 17,268 companies in 134 industries in 141 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.
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.
See What Incredible People Are Saying About Our Tool
"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."
Adam J. Sulkowski, Associate Professor, Babson College
Cynthia Figge – Cofounder, CEO
Cynthia Figge is a forerunner and thought leader in the corporate sustainability movement who co-founded EKOS International in 1996, one of the first consultancies integrating sustainability and corporate strategy. Cynthia has worked with major organizations including BNSF, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Dow Jones, and REI to help craft sustainability strategy integrated with business. Cynthia is a national speaker on trends in environment, social and governance (ESG), and business intelligence. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur in CSR/ESG, she was an Officer of LIN Broadcasting/ McCaw Cellular leading new services development. Cynthia serves as an Advisor to media and technology companies, and is Chair of Compassionate Action Network (CAN). Cynthia has an MBA from Harvard Business School. Cynthia is based in the Seattle area.
|Bahar Gidwani – Cofounder, CTO
Bahar Gidwani has built and run large technology-based businesses for many years. Bahar holds a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and was one of the first people to receive the FSA (Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting) designation from SASB. Bahar worked on Wall Street with Kidder, Peabody, and with McKinsey & Co. He has founded several technology-based companies and is a co-founder of CSRHub, the world’s broadest source of corporate social responsibility information. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in physics and astronomy. He plays bridge, races sailboats, and is based in New York City.
See where Co-Founders Bahar Gidwani and Cynthia Figge will be speaking or attending next in CSR Events.
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.
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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