Trucost Climate-Risk Analysis


Trucost, part of S&P Global, is a leader in carbon and environmental data and risk analysis. Trucost assesses risks relating to climate change, natural resource constraints, and broader environmental, social, and governance factors. Trucost climate intelligence helps corporations, financial institutions, and governments accelerate their alignment with global climate, environmental, and sustainability goals.


Trucost Practice Areas

Capital Markets

Corporate Advisory

Policy & Academic Research

Trucost data is also used to power additional S&P Global ESG offerings, including:

  • Portfolio Analytics, enabling investment professionals to analyze ESG and climate factors that are robustly linked to financial and industry data, research, and news for an enhanced portfolio view.
  • ESG Reporting, enabling corporations and investment professionals to report their ESG performance in alignment with best-practice market standards, including the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
  • ESG Indices, including S&P Dow Jones Indices’ S&P Paris-Aligned & Climate Transition Index series and Carbon Efficient Index series.

Trucost Climate Intelligence: Assessing Company Exposure to Impacts of Climate Change

  • Carbon footprinting: Get rapid carbon footprints on multi-asset financial portfolios and company value chains
  • Climate Change Physical Risks: Pinpoint asset exposure to heat waves, cold waves, droughts, hurricanes, wildfires, river flooding, and sea-level rise
  • Carbon pricing: Assess financial exposure to >130 carbon pricing plans alongside future pricing scenarios
  • Paris-alignment assessment: Understand company alignment with Paris Agreement energy transition pathways
  • Fossil-fuel reserves: Understand standard asset risk from carbon emissions embedded in fossil-fuel reserves
  • Energy transition: Discover the energy mix of utilities and their “green vs. brown” share over time
  • Metals and mining: Compare the climate competitiveness of metals and mining companies
  • Coal exposure: Evaluate exposure to coal reserves, and extraction and power generation activities

Trucost Climate Change Physical Risk Dataset

The Trucost Physical Risk dataset uses an asset-based approach to assess a company’s exposure to the physical impacts of climate change under future climate change scenarios. The assessments are based on more than 500,000 assets mapped to 15,000+ listed-companies in the S&P Global Market Intelligence database.
Seven climate change physical risk indicators (heat waves, cold waves, droughts, hurricanes, wildfires, river flooding, and sea-level rise)
Low, moderate, and high future climate change scenarios based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports (IPCC) Representative Concentration Pathways
Estimates of climate change physical impacts in 2025, 2030, and 2050
Corporate asset-level physical risk exposure analysis and annual data subscription

Trucost data underpins ESG indices, including the S&P 500 Carbon Efficient Index and S&P Paris-Aligned & Climate Transition Indices