Uber Technologies & Lyft: How will ESG considerations impact 2019 Uber and Lyft IPO valuations?

Blog March 25, 2019

Truvalue Labs, which provides timely ESG data drawn from a variety of sources, also demonstrates ESG integration strategies for investment professionals in research briefs.

This brief considers the IPO valuations of Uber and Lyft in early 2019.  Both companies compare to platform applications, with intrinsic value embedded in user data and network effects—this underscores importance of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board  (SASB)‘s human and social capital topic.

On the downside, both have exposure to the auto value chain, which carries other material risks and considerations.

This ESG Research brief considers factors including:

  • What are critical ESG issues for ride-service companies?
  • What impact do ride-hailing services have on carbon emissions?
  • How does social capital relate to market share trends?

     To download the research brief and see the full analysis, click here.