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.
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- Social Ratings: 1991 - 2009
- Data is updated annually
File DescriptionsThe 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.
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.
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: