Sovereign ESG Data Portal
Who’s behind it? – World Bank, Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)
How can it help? – The Sovereign ESG Data Portal, an online platform that provides sovereign-level environmental, social and governance (ESG) data. The framework incorporates 67 indicators that address all 17 SDGs. Data is available for all World Bank countries.
The Portal is part of World Bank efforts to provide governments and investors with information and tools that improve their understanding of sustainability criteria, including through natural capital accounting. It was developed as part of a research program with Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) and aims to support growing efforts by the financial sector to improve the sustainability of their investments, including in emerging markets and developing countries, by better aligning ESG analysis with key sustainable development policy indicators. The Portal highlights that better ESG data can also help channel financial flows to more sustainable activities that are better aligned with the SDGs.