Dataset on crude oil prices and sustainability indices of the USA and India
Data series employed in this study include 2197 daily observations of crude oil price, sustainability benchmark indices of the United States, and India for the period 2011-2019 daily. The crude oil prices (Brent crude in US dollars per barrel) are collected from the website of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (www.eia.gov). The Indian sustainability benchmark index is S&P BSE-Carbonex, and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), the US benchmark index for sustainability. The closing values of India and the US's sustainability indices are collected from the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and S&P Global websites. The S&P BSE Carbonex index is intended to provide equity investors an opportunity to mitigate the climate change-related risks connected to their investments in the long run. It is based on S&P BSE 100 weights compared to the companies' carbon performance (level of greenhouse gas emissions). DJSI-US, the United States' sustainability index, has 126 constituents and ensures the investment option in U.S securities that applies sustainability practices (BSE, 2014; S&P Global, 2021).