COVID-19 Content Captured by Truvalue Labs, A FACTSET COMPANY vs. the Solactive US Large Cap Index

Markets have roared higher as vaccination rates rise around the Developed world. The percentage of COVID-related ESG content has declined sharply, first from the range of ~25% of total volume to the low 20s, and now in the past four weeks the level has remained below a fifth of all volume. 

VOLUME of COVID-19 SIGNALS

In the past four weeks, all COVID-19 signals have declined in prevalence in the dataset.  The COVID-19 Social Signal is the only one reliably in double digit percentages of all data in the past month.

SASB Categories Volume Mix within Covid-19 Content

The SASB category of Access & Affordability remains the leading ESG area for COVID-related content, with ~25% of the total in the past month.  Labor Practices has declined to single digits as employers have access to more information than before about controlling COVID risks.

Top 10 Industries with the most COVID-19 attention (Ratio of COVID VOLUME VS. OTHER)

The ratio of COVID-related content to non-COVID content continues declining from 350% for the leading industries in March.   Cruise Lines ranks in the top three of industries with the highest proportion of COVID-related content, as the CDC announced new guidelines for resuming cruises and the industry contemplates a recovery.

Top 10 companies with positive sentiment on the Response Signal by total Volume

Vaccine makers’ COVID-19 volume for the Response Signal remains extremely high.

Last Updated:Jan. 6, 2021

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