Appendix to the Impact of ESG on Stock Returns and Profitability

KLD Data
Field Name

Short Text

Universe D

Largest 3000 companies by market cap as calculated by KLD

CGOV-con-#

Total Number of Corporate Governance Concerns

CGOV-con-B

High Compensation

CGOV-con-E

Tax Disputes (moved to Community 2005)

CGOV-con-F

Ownership Concern

CGOV-con-X

Other Concern

CGOV-str-#

Total Number of Corporate Governance Strengths

CGOV-str-A

Limited Compensation

CGOV-str-C

Ownership Strength

CGOV-str-X

Other Strength

COM-con-#

Total Number of Community Concerns

COM-con-A

Investment Controversies

COM-con-B

Negative Economic Impact

COM-con-C

Indigenous Peoples Relations Concern (2000–2002)

COM-con-X

Other Concern

COM-str-#

Total Number of Community Strengths

COM-str-A

Generous Giving

COM-str-B

Innovative Giving

COM-str-C

Support for Housing

COM-str-D

Support for Education (added in 1994)

COM-str-E

Indigenous Peoples Relations Strength (2000–2002)

COM-str-F

Non-US Charitable Giving

COM-str-X

Other Strength

DIV-con-#

Total Number of Diversity Concerns

DIV-con-A

Controversies

DIV-con-B

Non-Representation

DIV-con-X

Other Concern

DIV-str-#

Total Number of Diversity Strengths

DIV-str-A

CEO

DIV-str-B

Promotion

DIV-str-C

Board of Directors

DIV-str-D

Family Benefits

DIV-str-E

Women/Minority Contracting

DIV-str-F

Employment of the Disabled

DIV-str-G

Progressive Gay/Lesbian Policies (added in 1995)

DIV-str-X

Other Strength

EMP-con-#

Total Number of Employee Relations Concerns

EMP-con-A

Union Relations Concern

EMP-con-B

Health and Safety Concern (renamed from Safety Controversies in 2003)

EMP-con-C

Workforce Reductions

EMP-con-D

Pension/Benefits Concern (added in 1992)

EMP-con-X

Other Concern

EMP-str-#

Total Number of Employee Relations Strengths

EMP-str-A

Union Relations Strength

EMP-str-B

No Layoff Policy (through 1994)

EMP-str-C

Cash Profit Sharing

EMP-str-D

Involvement

EMP-str-F

Strong Retirement Benefits

EMP-str-G

Health and Safety Strength (added in 2003)

EMP-str-X

Other Strength

ENV-con-#

Total Number of Environment Concerns

ENV-con-A

Hazardous Waste

ENV-con-B

Regulatory Problems

ENV-con-C

Ozone Depleting Chemicals

ENV-con-D

Substantial Emissions

ENV-con-E

Agricultural Chemicals

ENV-con-F

Climate Change (added in 1999)

ENV-con-X

Other Concern

ENV-str-#

Total Number of Environment Strengths

ENV-str-A

Beneficial Products & Services

ENV-str-B

Pollution Prevention

ENV-str-C

Recycling

ENV-str-D

Alternative Fuels

ENV-str-E

Communications (1996–2005)

ENV-str-F

Property, Plant, and Equipment (through 1995)

ENV-str-G

Environment Management Systems

ENV-str-X

Other Strength

HUM-con-#

Total Number of Human Rights Concerns

HUM-con-A

South Africa Concern (through 1994)

HUM-con-B

Northern Ireland Concern (through 1994)

HUM-con-C

Burma (added in 1995)

HUM-con-D

Mexico (1995–2002)

HUM-con-F

International Labor Concern (added in 1998)

HUM-con-G

Indigenous Peoples Relations (added in 2000)

HUM-con-X

Other Concern

HUM-str-#

Total Number of Human Rights Strengths

HUM-str-A

Positive Operations in South Africa (1994–1995)

HUM-str-D

Indigenous Peoples Relations (added in 2000)

HUM-str-G

Labor Rights Strength (added in 2002)

HUM-str-X

Other Strength

PRO-con-#

Total Number of Product Concerns

PRO-con-A

Product Safety

PRO-con-D

Marketing/Contracting Controversy

PRO-con-E

Antitrust

PRO-con-X

Other Concern

PRO-str-#

Total Number of Product Strengths

PRO-str-A

Quality

PRO-str-B

R&D/Innovation

PRO-str-C

Benefits to Economically Disadvantaged

PRO-str-X

Other Strength

ALC-con-#

Total Number of Alcohol Concerns

ALC-con-A

Manufacturers

ALC-con-A

Retailers

ALC-con-A

Manufacturers of Products Necessary for Production of Alcoholic Beverages

ALC-con-A

Ownership by an Alcohol Company

ALC-con-A

Licensing

ALC-con-A

Ownership of an Alcohol Company

ALC-con-X

Other Concern (through 2002)

FIR-con-#

Total Number of Firearms Concerns

FIR-con-A

Ownership by a Firearms Company (added 1999)

FIR-con-A

Manufacturers (added 1999)

FIR-con-A

Ownership of a Firearms Company (added 1999)

FIR-con-A

Retailers (added 1999)

GAM-con-#

Total Number of Gambling Concerns

GAM-con-A

Owners and Operators

GAM-con-A

Manufacturers

GAM-con-A

Ownership by a Gambling Company

GAM-con-A

Supporting Products or Services

GAM-con-A

Ownership of a Gambling Company

GAM-con-A

Licensing

GAM-con-X

Other Concern (through 2002)

MIL-con-#

Total Number of Military Concerns

MIL-con-A

Ownership by a Military Company

MIL-con-A

Manufacturers of Weapons or Weapons Systems

MIL-con-A

Manufacturers of Components for Weapons or Weapons Systems

MIL-con-A

Ownership of a Military Company

MIL-con-B

Minor Involvement (through 2002)

MIL-con-C

Major Supplies (through 2002)

MIL-con-X

Other Concern (through 2002)

NUC-con-#

Total Number of Nuclear Concerns

NUC-con-A

Ownership by a Nuclear Power Company

NUC-con-A

Ownership of a Nuclear Power Company

NUC-con-A

Ownership of Nuclear Power Plants

NUC-con-A

Construction & Design of Nuclear Power Plants (1991–2002 and 2005– )

NUC-con-A

Nuclear Power Fuel and Key Parts (1991–2002 and 2005– )

NUC-con-X

Other Concern (through 2002)

TOB-con-#

Total Number of Tobacco Concerns

TOB-con-A

Licensing

TOB-con-A

Ownership by a Tobacco Company

TOB-con-A

Ownership of a Tobacco Company

TOB-con-A

Manufacturers of Products Necessary for Production of Tobacco Products

TOB-con-A

Manufacturers

TOB-con-A

Retailers

TOB-con-X

Other Concern (through 2002)

CompanyID

Unique KLD Identifier

CUSIP

CUSIP # (Not available 1991–1994)

Name

Company Name

Ticker

Company Ticker (US-based exchange)

NUC-con-A

Nuclear Power Service Providers (added 2005)

COM-str-G

Volunteer Programs Strength (added 2005)

CGOV-str-E

Political Accountability Strength (added 2005)

CGOV-con-I

Political Accountability Concern (added 2005)

CGOV-str-D

Transparency Strength (added 2005)

CGOV-con-H

Transparency Concern (added 2005)

CGOV-con-G

Accounting Concern (added 2005)

COM-con-D

Tax Disputes (added 2005 from Corporate Governance)

ENV-str-G

Management Systems

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