KLD Research and Analytics

Description     Issues or Changes     Access & Installation     Documentation 


Description

KLD is available through WRDS. For more information on WRDS account and accessibility information, please click here

KLD Reserach and Analytics Inc. is the leading authority on social research and indexes for institutional investors. It provides research, benchmarks, compliance and consulting services to meet the needs of social investors. KLD has been providing research products and services since 1988. 

For detailed data information, go to KLD website. 

Data Year

  • Social Ratings: 1991 - 2009
       

Update Schedule

  • Data is updated annually
      

File Descriptions

The following are available on WRDS:
  • Social Ratings (2007) from 1991 - 2007
  • Social Ratings (Full) from 1991 - 2009

Social Ratings (2007) is a subset of Social Ratings (Full). Full has a few more variables then available in 2007 datasets.

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Issues or Changes

KLD STATS (Statistical Tool for Analyzing Trends in Social and Environmental Performance) is a dataset with annual snap-shots of the environmental, social and governance performance of companies rated by KLD research & Analytics Inc. 

Beginning with 1991, KLD STATS provides a data table with collection of about 650 companies comprising the Domini 400 Social Index and S&P 500 with one record per company and columns indicating their membership index. Beginning in 2001, the coverage was expanded to include all companies on Russell 1000. In 2003, KLD added full coverage of Russell 3000.

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Access & Installation 

KLD data is available only through WRDS. For more information on WRDS account and accessibility information, please click here

WRDS datasets can be accessed directly through SAS programs. Access to sample programs is available with WRDS account. Directory information on KLD datasets is given below: 

/wrds/kld/sasdata

  • history
  • ds400
  • kldnames
  • labels
  • original
  • indices
  • history2007  
       

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(Last update 06/10/2010)     (back to top)

KLD Research and Analytics