Explore the Data

Let’s get you orientated in the WikiRate data universe.

Below you will find a walk-through of some of the key functionalities that will help you navigate, sort through, and group the data you are interested in.


You can use the Search in the main navigation bar to look for Companies, Metrics, Topics, and Projects that interest you.

Search screen shot

For instance, when searching for a key term like “impact” all items that have “impact” in the title or other important fields (like a Metric’s question field, or Topic’s description) will be returned.

Note: We know things aren’t perfect here… but bear with us! Over the next couple months updates will be made to the Search functionality that will result in more relevant search results and enable you to filter them too.


On WikiRate, bookmarked content is more prominent. Your Bookmarks will appear as Quick Filters so you can easily narrow down data-heavy pages and display just the data that interests you. Community-wide, all Bookmarks are added together and used for default sorting to bring popular content to the “top”.

To bookmark:

Click on the bookmark icon  next to a Metric, Topic, Company, Company Group, Project or Research Group to get quick access to the WikiRate elements you use most. To un-bookmark items, simply click on the bookmark icon once more.

The number next to the Bookmark icon shows how many community members have bookmarked that item.

Note: If you have a WikiRate Account and are logged in, your Bookmarks will be saved. When you do not have an Account or aren’t logged in, your Bookmarks will be lost once your browser session ends. 


Filters are your friends! Company data is diverse and complex. It can cover lots of different topics, entity types, time periods and so on. 

To narrow down data-heavy pages, use your bookmarked Quick Filters 

… or the Filter panel to narrow down the scope of the data.

Note: WikiRate hosts lots of types of information and you can filter for almost anything. Setting a filter for a particular Year, Company Group, Dataset, Country or level of Verification, might be a helpful place to start.


Topics are a way to organize Metrics, Projects, Research Groups, and Datasets into thematic groups, which makes them easier to find and navigate. 

To search for a Topic, you can either use the Search in the main navigation bar or via the Topics browse page.

To add a new Topic, go to the topics browse page. and click on Add Topic.

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When adding a new Topic, it is best to add a description of that Topic and image to make sure other users can quickly get an impression of what the Topic is about.

To tag content with a Topic, during the creation phase of that content, search for and add all relevant tags to the available Topic field. The example below shows how, when creating a metric, you can tag the topics covered by that metric:

Tag topics example

For existing content, click the edit iconnext to the Topic field and add all relevant tags there.

Company Groups

Company groups organize Companies around specific topics or associations to help frame research, analysis and comparison. 

Through company groups you can select a group of companies by hand (using an explicit list) or based on specified metric answer values or ranges (using an implicit list).

Company groups can be:

  • bookmarked and used to filter answers on Metric pages and the Answer Dashboard,

  • used to help define the scope of Datasets and Projects, and

  • used to set applicability parameters on Metrics.

To search for a Company Group you can either use the Search in the main navigation bar 

… or via the Company Groups browse page.

Data Sets

Datasets help you structure information on WikiRate by combining Companies and Metrics associated with a particular Topic or theme.

Answer Dashboard

The Answer Dashboard is the place where you can search and filter all Metric Answers available on WikiRate.

The Answer Dashboard is the place where you can search and filter all Metric Answers available on WikiRate.

The header of each column (Companies, Metric, Answer, Year) lets you sort the data either ascending or descending.

Use the filters to display only the records containing the selected value from the chosen field.


answer dashboard image