New dataset – KLD via WRDS

Effective today, the University of British Columbia has access to the KLD (STATS) dataset from MSCI, via WRDS. 

STATS, originally created by KLD Research, is a time series database of ESG ratings covering over two dozen datapoints. It has been updated annually since 1991 and is delivered to clients in Excel format. Company coverage initially included the S&P 500, but now encompasses the top 3000 US-based public companies.  

Our access to STATS is via the Wharton Research Data Services platform. To access WRDS, or to request a new account, please visit