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Finding board and corporate social responsibility/ESG data

Finding board and corporate social responsibility/ESG data

This support session is intended for students Economics and Business Administration who consider an empirical study in the field of corporate governance or ESG/CSR for their BA or MA thesis. 

Related LibGuide: Library Guide Business Administration & Economics by Norma Fötsch

Friday, March 3, 2023
12:20pm - 1:20pm
EOS 01.350 Elinor Ostrom Building (NSM)
Nijmegen School of Management
  Nijmegen School of Management  

Registration is required. There are 30 seats available.

The University Library subscribes to a database especially suited for corporate governance research. BoardEx provides comprehensive quantitative information on e.g. board composition, compensation and networks. The data can be accessed through the WRDS data platform and is only available for Europe and the UK. The database Refinitiv Workspace can provide a useful addition for the study of corporate governance, with dozens variables on this subject.

Moreover, Refinitiv Workspace is the only database available at this university containing variables for the social and environmental policy of publicly listed firms worldwide.

This support session deals with the following key considerations when using BoardEx and Refinitiv Workspace data:

  • getting access;
  • content of Refinitiv Workspace and BoardEx & limitations of the data;
  • how the data is structured;
  • defining your dataset and filtering;
  • a basic workflow to get the right variables in your dataset;
  • combining datasets.

If you plan to use BoardEx, make sure to request a WRDS account ( Students choose a 'Masters' account. See for more information the Library Guide Business & Economics (

The workshop will take place on campus in room EOS 01.350 (Elinor Ostrom building). Duration: up to 1 hour. Language spoken: English.


Jarno Roenhorst

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