Licensing SASB Standards

SASB's IP available for licensing includes:

  • The Standards (and Materiality Map) at different levels of granularity to best suit your organization's needs
  • A database of 89,000+ public entity ISINs mapped to their respective industry within SASB's Sustainable Industry Classification System® (SICS®)
  • SASB disclosure topics and the corresponding channels of financial impact
  • SASB disclosure topics and the corresponding climate risks from the TCFD and the SASB Climate Risk Technical Bulletin

To learn more, please see the Licensing Use section of our website. For answers to additional licensing questions, see How to License SASB Standards.

Yes, SASB's Materiality Map™, which is a high-level visualization of the more detailed Standards, can be accessed through a formal licensing agreement. If you would like access to this file and the rights to use the contents of the Map in your commercial activities, please email licensing@sasb.org to get started.

For answers to additional licensing questions, see How to License SASB Standards.

Commercial use of SASB Standards and/or related IP is permissible when a licensing agreement is in place with the SASB Foundation. Commercial use of SASP IP in the absence of such an agreement violates the copyright protections of SASB IP.

Examples of non-commercial and commercial use are included below:

Non-Commercial Use:

  • Using the Standards for your industry (or industries) to collect data and report your organization’s performance internally or externally
  • Consulting the Materiality Map™ to learn about SASB
  • Using the Standards for engagement with portfolio companies
  • Using the Standards for manager selection and/or evaluation (limited to asset owners)
  • Referencing SASB in proxy voting guidelines or investment policies
  • Publishing an article or non-commercial content that includes limited content from the Standards or other SASB resources

Commercial Use:

  • Incorporating the Materiality Map™ (or a substantial reproduction of the Materiality Map™) into an internal research database
  • Using the Standards (or a substantial reproduction of the Standards) to rate or evaluate companies
  • Mapping SASB Standards or the Materiality Map™ to a third-party data vendor and/or ESG ratings vendor
  • Incorporating the Standards into investible products, ratings products, or products offering ESG data
  • Incorporating the Standards into research reports or analytics platforms
  • Using the Standards for manager selection and/or evaluation in an investment process on behalf of fee-paying clients
  • Using the Standards in a consultative or advisory basis

For answers to additional licensing questions, see How to License SASB Standards.

SASB is a standard-setting organization. SASB is not a data provider. There is no obligation for companies to report their SASB-aligned disclosures directly to SASB, as this information is designed to be in the public domain. For licensees interested in a list of companies making disclosures consistent with SASB Standards, please see our list of reporting companies.

For answers to additional licensing questions, see How to License SASB Standards.

SASB Standards, the evidence behind the Standards, and links to third-party data sets and schema are updated periodically as standard-setting projects conclude or as third parties evolve their methodologies. All licensees will be provided resources to account for any changes to ensure seamless updates and integration. SASB updates its database of 89,000+ public entity ISINs mapped to their respective SICS® industry on a quarterly basis. These updates will be delivered by the 15th day of each new quarter.

For answers to additional licensing questions, see How to License SASB Standards.