WikiRate.org - leveraging collective awareness to understand companies' environmental, social and governance performance

Richard Mills, Stefano De Paoli, Sotiris Diplaris, Vasiliki Gkatziaki, Symeon Papadopoulos, Srivigneshwar R. Prasad, Ethan McCutchen, Vishal Kapadia, Philipp Hirche

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    Abstract. WikiRate is a Collective Awareness Platform for Sustainability and Social Innovation (CAPS) project with the aim of \crowdsourcing better companies" through analysis of their Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) performance. Research to inform the design of the platform involved surveying the current corporate ESG information landscape, and identifying ways in which an open approach and peer production ethos could be e ffectively mobilised to improve this landscape's fertility. The key requirement identi ed is for an open public repository of data tracking companies' ESG performance. Corporate Social Responsibility reporting is conducted in public, but there are barriers to accessing the information in a standardised analysable format. Analyses of and ratings built upon this data can exert power over companies' behaviour in certain circumstances, but the public at large have no access to the data or the most infuential ratings that utilise it. WikiRate aims to build an open repository for this data along with tools for analysis, to increase public demand for the data, allow a broader range of stakeholders to participate in its interpretation, and in turn drive companies to behave in a more ethical manner. This paper describes the quantitative Metrics system that has been designed to meet those objectives and some early examples of its use.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication Internet Science, INSCI2016
    EditorsFranco Bagnoli, Anna Satsiou, Ioannis Stavrakakis, Paolo Nesi, Giovanna Pacini, Yanina Welp, Thanassis Tiropan, Dominic DiFranzo
    Place of PublicationChambray
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages74-88
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)9783319459813, 9783319459820
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2016

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    Volume9934
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743

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    Mills, R., De Paoli, S., Diplaris, S., Gkatziaki, V., Papadopoulos, S., Prasad, S. R., ... Hirche, P. (2016). WikiRate.org - leveraging collective awareness to understand companies' environmental, social and governance performance. In F. Bagnoli, A. Satsiou, I. Stavrakakis, P. Nesi, G. Pacini, Y. Welp, T. Tiropan, ... D. DiFranzo (Eds.), Internet Science, INSCI2016 (pp. 74-88). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 9934). Chambray: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45982-0_7
    Mills, Richard ; De Paoli, Stefano ; Diplaris, Sotiris ; Gkatziaki, Vasiliki ; Papadopoulos, Symeon ; Prasad, Srivigneshwar R. ; McCutchen, Ethan ; Kapadia, Vishal ; Hirche, Philipp. / WikiRate.org - leveraging collective awareness to understand companies' environmental, social and governance performance. Internet Science, INSCI2016. editor / Franco Bagnoli ; Anna Satsiou ; Ioannis Stavrakakis ; Paolo Nesi ; Giovanna Pacini ; Yanina Welp ; Thanassis Tiropan ; Dominic DiFranzo. Chambray : Springer, 2016. pp. 74-88 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).
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    Mills, R, De Paoli, S, Diplaris, S, Gkatziaki, V, Papadopoulos, S, Prasad, SR, McCutchen, E, Kapadia, V & Hirche, P 2016, WikiRate.org - leveraging collective awareness to understand companies' environmental, social and governance performance. in F Bagnoli, A Satsiou, I Stavrakakis, P Nesi, G Pacini, Y Welp, T Tiropan & D DiFranzo (eds), Internet Science, INSCI2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 9934, Springer, Chambray, pp. 74-88. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45982-0_7

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    Mills R, De Paoli S, Diplaris S, Gkatziaki V, Papadopoulos S, Prasad SR et al. WikiRate.org - leveraging collective awareness to understand companies' environmental, social and governance performance. In Bagnoli F, Satsiou A, Stavrakakis I, Nesi P, Pacini G, Welp Y, Tiropan T, DiFranzo D, editors, Internet Science, INSCI2016. Chambray: Springer. 2016. p. 74-88. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45982-0_7