Data Sources

Sustainability Disclosure Database

Open database from the Global Social Reporting Initiative. Covers all types of sustainability reports, whether GRI-based or otherwise, and relevant information related to the reporting organizations.

World DataBank

Central repository of data from the World Bank and sub-organizations.

Tip: Includes social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators.

ESG Data Sources

This section of the Business and the Environment guide provides selected ESG databases available at Baker Library.

Tip: The link takes you to the middle of the section. Must scroll up to see the beginning of the section.

Current Awareness

News Sources

Sustainable Resources for MBAs by HBS Business and Environment Initiative and Katie Kross

Harvard Business School News Room

Provide news and updates related to sustainability

Responsible-Investor.com

News service reporting on responsible investment, ESG (environmental, social, and governance), and sustainable finance.

Elsevier Connect

News, information and features on topic of sustainability.

 

Conferences/Events

Harvard Center for the Environment: Events

The Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE) encourages research and education about the environment and its many interactions with human society.

Materials Research Society

Annual conference is in Boston. Provides cutting edge inventions, new discoveries and applications in materials science.

SEMI

Major global industry association for electronics, manufacturing and design supply chain. Navigate the site for upcoming events.

Now and Next of Sustainability

HBS Business and the Environment

Provides articles about HBS faculty  initiative in sustainability.

ABI/ProQuest

Articles from over 1,000 academic management, marketing, and general business journals. Alumni version available via eBaker. 

Tip: Business models, industry trends and all aspects of management in sustainability space.   

EMIS (Emerging Markets Information System)

Country and company information on Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Tip: Covers all aspects of sustainability and environmental issues and challenges in emerging markets. Including, news articles and market reports. 

Frost & Sullivan

Reports and market trends encompassing various technology-, energy-, and manufacturing-related fields.

Tip: Leading technological development in sustainability and environment (use with Technavio).

Technavio

Reports on a variety of global industries including technology, healthcare, retail, energy, aerospace, and automotive. 

Tip: Leading technological development in sustainability and environment (use with Frost & Sullivan).

Company and Peer Analysis

Company Databases

Capital IQ

Data on public and private companies, investment firms, capital transactions, and people. 

Tip: Allows screening for clean tech companies, using a combination of search criteria. 

Pitchbook

 Information on companies, deals, funds, investors and service providers across the private investment lifecycle.

Tip:    Allows screening by Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability, and other verticals such as clean tech.

Preqin

Preqin provides access to information on private equity and venture capital companies, funds, and deals.

Tip:  Allows filtering by ESG/Ethos criteria.

Refinitiv Workspace

This database replaces ThomsonONE. Workspace features market quotes, earnings estimates, financial fundamentals, press releases, transaction data, corporate filings, ownership profiles and analyst research.

Tip: Look for  company ESG report and analyst report.

ESG Ratings

Bloomberg

Current and historical financial information on individual equities, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, and futures for both international and domestic markets.

Tip: News and data related to sustainability.

Morningstar Direct

Multi-currency research platform that provides performance and holdings analyses of investments.

Tip: Identify investment firms in any green space.

MSCI ESG Research

A suite of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) research and analysis products from MSCI.

Governance and Regulation

MSCI GMI Ratings

Annual historical data beginning in 2001, including corporate governance and ownership, board structure, audit fees, takeover defenses, and executive and director compensation information. (Formerly called Corporate Library.)

Nexis Uni

Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis. HBS Alumni version available via eBaker.  

Tip: Search for legal news and business cases related to environment and sustainability.  

PAIS index

Literature of economics, environmental studies, international relations, law, and political science.

Career Development

MBA Career & Professional Development (CPD)

Career resources for HBS MBA students.

Vault Online Career Library

In-depth industry guides including internship information, career advice and user-generated content on companies and career issues. HBS alumni version available via eBaker. 

Google Jobs

Google brings together job postings from across the web.

Environment Jobs

Lists UK and international green jobs.

Idealist Careers

Includes paid jobs and international internship.

United Nations Development Programme: Jobs

Fields include climate and disaster resilience, sustainable development & poverty reduction, management, etc.