June 2021

June 2021

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Creating ESG Risk Score for Supplier Management



Jonathan Yan, Ph.D., Senior Director, Data Science

Dun & Bradstreet



ESG in supplier management has in recent years become a topic ever significant. Supplier ESG risk scores (Environmental, Social and Governance) would facilitate businesses in making decisions on screening, compliance, due diligence, and other efforts. 

Data is critical for such an ESG score. Based on data points from Dun & Bradstreet, the world's largest business information supplier, together with data from government and NGO sources, other public clouds, global news, as well as web-scraping of company websites, the world’s largest ESG scoring system was created that assigns ESG risk scores to suppliers globally.

The audience will be led through details of ESG themes and their assessments, analytics methodology, ESG score performance, and business applications with this ESG scoring system in supplier management.

Speaker Bio:

As a Senior Director of Data Science at Dun & Bradstreet, a premier global business data provider, Dr. Yan has extensive professional experiences in managing teams and projects and in providing innovative solutions to businesses globally.  His current work includes creating D&B ESG Indexes, which is the world’s largest ESG rating system.

With publications and patents, Dr. Yan’s expertise and research interests include global risk management solutions in various industries, supplier and supply chain management, third-party anti-corruption compliance, fraud detection, and credit risk analytics. As a researcher and business practitioner, he is a frequent speaker and presenter at multiple international conferences, including INFORMS.