Explore the sustainability of the world’s biggest companies

What is S-Ray?

Welcome to Arabesque S-Ray®, our unique tool that allows anyone to monitor the sustainability of over 7,000 of the world’s largest corporations.

Smart and simple to use, Arabesque S-Ray® looks beneath a company’s surface by assessing its extra financial performance, helping us to better understand its value to society.

Through machine learning and big data, Arabesque S-Ray® systematically combines over 200 environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics with news signals from over 30,000 sources published in over 170 countries.

It is the first tool of its kind to rate companies on the normative principles of the United Nations Global Compact: Human Rights, Labour Rights, the Environment, and Anti-Corruption (GC Score). Additionally, Arabesque S-Ray® provides an industry-specific assessment of companies’ performance on financially material sustainability criteria (ESG Score).

Both scores are combined with a preferences filter that allows anyone to better understand each company’s business involvements, and how those activities align with personal values.

Arabesque S-Ray® is a next generation transparency lens that can empower all stakeholders to make better decisions for a more sustainable future.

7000 Companies
70 Countries
200 ESG Metrics
30000 News Sources

How Does It Work?

S-Ray can be used in four unique ways to evaluate companies:

  • GC Score (0-100) – a normative assessment of each company based on the core principles of the United Nations Global Compact.
  • ESG Score (0-100) – a sector specific analysis of each company’s performance on financially material environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues.
  • Preferences Filter – a search tool that allows anyone to check the business involvements of companies against their personal values.
  • Temperature™ Score – A new metric that analyses a company’s contribution to global temperature rise

GC Score

Arabesque S-Ray® analyses companies based on the four core principles of the United Nations Global Compact (GC): human rights, labour rights, the environment and anti-corruption. With more than 12,000 corporate signatories from over 160 countries, the Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. It calls on companies and stakeholders to conduct business responsibly, and to pursue opportunities that advance sustainable development goals. With Arabesque S-Ray®, these principles are quantified for the first time, with the potential to inspire more companies to take shared responsibility and join the Global Compact in its commitment to achieve a sustainable and inclusive global economy.

ESG Score

Arabesque S-Ray® incorporates sector-specific assessments of company performance across financially material environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. Each company is scored within the context of its industry environment, based on factors that have a significant relationship with future financial performance. The result is a proprietary ESG score for each company, providing an assessment of long-term financial performance.

Preferences Filter

We aim to make sustainable investing attractive and available to all. And at its core, this means aligning day-to-day investment and purchasing decisions with personal preferences. Built with this in mind, Arabesque S-Ray® enables investors and consumers alike to research the business involvements of companies based on their own values, empowering everyone to make more informed decisions on how and where they use their money. The Preferences Filter offers selection tools based on the location, size and activities of a company, together with business involvements and faith compliance.

Temperature Score

The Arabesque S-Ray® Temperature™ Score evaluates a company’s climate impact and climate ambition. The score is inspired by the Paris Agreement which saw 197 countries agree that global temperature rise needs to be kept “well below 2C” and to “pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C”. The Temperature Score is a first of its kind as it is based entirely on reported data, translating reported greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into a temperature score that reflects a company’s current climate impact. Additional indicators assess a company’s climate action, evaluating the fulness of reporting, whether climate targets are science-based, and recent trends in emissions.

How Can I Get S-Ray®?

In addition to the free web platform we also have S-Ray® products designed specifically to meet the needs of investors and corporates.
Choose according to your requirements


Enterprise License

$25,000 per annum; $45,000 per annum with Feature Layer

Arabesque’s service for licensees aiming to integrate Arabesque S-Ray® within investment management, risk management, compliance, and reporting.

    • Daily data transfer of Arabesque S-Ray®
    • 7000+ companies
    • 85%+ of global market capitalization
    • Historic data for 10 years
  • Flat fee

Portfolio Services

$5,000 per annum (per portfolio), $9,000 per annum with Feature Layer (per portfolio)

Arabesque’s service for licensees aiming to integrate sustainability on a limited scale. For screening of larger portfolios, please contact us for a bespoke solution.

    • Up to 250 stocks
    • Quarterly, weekly or monthly reporting
    • Fully automated portfolio updates


Deep Dive

$50,000 per annum 

Arabesque’s bespoke service for companies aiming to get a better understanding of the key influencing factors behind their Arabesque S-Ray® scores. Company Snapshot reports delivered on a monthly basis.

  • Status quo analysis
  • Peer group analysis
  • Contribution Report
  • Gap analysis
  • Monthly briefing calls

Company Snapshot

$7,000 per snapshot

Arabesque’s Company Snapshot provides a point in time overview of a company’s S-Ray® scores and a comparison to the company’s peer group.

  • Status quo analysis
  • Peer group analysis
  • Contribution Report
  • Gap analysis

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