Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: CB-075-001-1-1-United States-KLD-1991

Subject Area: Economic Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: KLD STATS, 1991-2005.  [machine-readable data file] / KLD Research & Analytics  [principal investigator(s)] / KLD Research & Analytics  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: KLDStats

Date Accessioned: 4/21/2006

Number of Files Received: 17

Comments: Data is stored as 15 Microsoft Excel spreadsheet files. Each lists annual KLD Statistical Tool for Analyzing Trends in Social & Environmental Performance (STATS) ratings for US corporations. For more information about KLD STATS, visit KLD STATS site.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison

Date Ordered: 3/30/2006

Documentation: One KLD STATS academic ratings data FAQs and KLD STATS ratings definitions are both in PDF format. For a list of KLD indictors, check out this page.

Abstract: This dataset consists of 15 Microsoft Excel files produced annually by KLD Research and Analytics (KLD) for 1991 through 2005. KLD evaluates corporations in the United States for their performance and behavior using environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. These factors are examined with a KLD's own proprietary ratings system which is a binary system. "1" indicates the presence of that rating while "0" indicates the absence of the rating. In the KLD STATS academic rating data a statistical tool is used to analyze the trends in social and environmental performance. From 1991 to 2000 companies in Standard an Poor's 500 Index and Domini 400 Social Index are covered. The Russell 1000 Index companies were not covered until 2001. Company name, ticker and CUSIP are used as identifiers in these Excel files. SIC or NAICS codes are not available in these files. KLD STATS ratings cover I. environmental issues like alternative energy, climate change, liabilities, management systems, and regulatory Problems; II. Social issues such as community relations, diversity, employee relations, human rights, and product; III. Governance issues like accounting, compensation, ownership, political accountability, and transparency; and IV. Controversial Business Issues like alcohol, gambling, nuclear power, firearms, military and tobacco. KLD STATS does not cover non-US companies unless the company is a member of S&P 500.

Media/File Reports:

7072 (CD-ROM)
7073 (CD-ROM)
7075 (CD-ROM)
7088 (CD-ROM)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)