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Trucost

Trucost provides comprehensive data on corporate environmental impacts, including carbon and greenhouse gases, water, waste, metals and chemicals. Environmental profiles are produced for 5400 global companies starting in 2004. Trucost standardizes company environmental impact data into quantities (i.e. tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Cubic Meters of Water Used, tons of waste disposed), and then applies a damage cost to each resource and emission to generate an external environmental cost profile for each company. The external cost of using an environmental resource, such as water, or emitting a pollutant, such as carbon dioxide, is the cost that is borne by society through the degradation of the environment but which is not borne by the firm that uses the resource or emits the pollutant. Truscost data is utilized by Newsweek for it "Green Rankings": environmental performance ranking of the 500 largest companies in America, and underpins numberous funds including the S&P US Carbon Efficient Index, Deutsche Bank's CROCI Carbon 100, Merrill Lynch's Carbon Leaders Europe Index, NYSE Euronext's Low Carbon 100 Europe Index.
Items in this Collection
  1. Carbon Counts: Assessing the Carbon Exposure of Canadian Institutional Investment Portfolios

    Title: Carbon Counts: Assessing the Carbon Exposure of Canadian Institutional Investment Portfolios
    Creator: Trucost plc
    Description: A report commissioned by WWF-Canada.
    Subjects: corporations, carbon counts
    Date Created: 2010/09
  2. Trucost complete dataset

    Title: Trucost complete dataset
    Creator: Trucost plc
    Description: The full Trucost dataset contains more than 750 variables; a small sample file is provided here. In order to access the full dataset, you must sign the Trucost Non-Disclosure Agreement. Either email a scanned copy of the signed agreement to  Busref@library.ualberta.ca
    , or send a print copy to: Winspear Business Library, 1-18 Business Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2R6.
    Subjects: environmental impacts, environmental performance ranking, corporations
    Date Created: 2010
  3. Trucost generic dataset

    Title: Trucost generic dataset
    Creator: Trucost plc
    Description: The Trucost generic dataset includes nine environmental impact data fields. In addition to the data file, a small sample file and a methodology document are provided.
    Subjects: environmental performance ranking, environmental impacts, corporations
    Date Created: 2010/04
  4. Trucost Sector Report: Oil Sands

    Title: Trucost Sector Report: Oil Sands
    Creator: Trucost plc
    Subjects: carbon counts, oil sands industry
    Date Created: 2008
  5. Trucost Utilities Sector Briefing 2010

    Title: Trucost Utilities Sector Briefing 2010
    Creator: Trucost plc
    Subjects: power utilities, environmental impacts
    Date Created: 2010/04
  6. Trucost Sector Report: Oil Sands (Executive Summary)

    Title: Trucost Sector Report: Oil Sands (Executive Summary)
    Creator: Trucost plc
    Subjects: oil sands industry, carbon counts
    Date Created: 2008/07
  7. Trucost portfolio file

    Title: Trucost portfolio file
    Creator: Trucost plc
    Description: This is an update to the Trucost generic dataset.
    Subjects: corporations, environmental impacts, environmental performance ranking
    Date Created: 2013