Research Brief – An ESG key to racial justice: Trends for investors and stakeholders

June 20, 2020

Environmental, Social, and Governance factors are intertwined with issues of racial justice, and Truvalue Labs data demonstrates the link between ESG and recent events.  This brief examines a trend of spiking volume in ESG data defined by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) since the killing of George Floyd by a police officer on May 25.

  • Six ESG categories capture the majority of discussions around companies and racial justice issues
  • Racial justice-related data is concentrated in a selected group of industries since protests began
  • Engagement crib notes: What investors can ask companies about racial justice and equity
Apparel Accessories and Footwear
Household & Personal Consumption
Internet Media and Services
real estate
Real Estate Owners
Software & IT Services

Material Categories
Access and Affordability
Employee engagement diversity and inclusion
Employee Health and Wellbeing
Fair Labor Practices
Labor Practices
Labor Relations