We look back to boldly move forward. We will continue to find innovative ways to meet customers’ and market needs from wherever we are. We’ll go on doing what we do best: providing intelligence that’s essential for companies, governments and individuals to make decisions with conviction.
Where we work doesn’t impede delivery of uninterrupted intelligence.
The global pandemic forced us to close S&P Global offices, but that did not mean we were closed for business. In January, we seamlessly transitioned 23,000 people to working from home, providing a technology subsidy to help the change. Our people team drafted the Work From Home Promise as a guide to how we work remotely, underscoring our commitment to mutual care across the organization and to customers.
Despite uncertainty, we accelerated progress. In January 2021—for the first time—S&P Global was ranked on the Brand Finance Global 500 list of the world’s most valuable brands. CEO Doug Peterson was included in Brand Guardianship Index 2021’s 100 top executives, recognizing his strong leadership and vision in transforming S&P Global into the leading data and analytics provider globally.
Chief People Officer
People have gone beyond their normal day jobs to continually push forward and deliver the things that our customers need.
The strength of our communities is crucial to our success.
In early 2020, the world as we knew it began to change at breakneck speed. Amid this uncertainty, S&P Global stood up and supported communities around the world.
Throughout 2020, the S&P Global Foundation made nearly $11 million in contributions to support organizations in line with COVID-19 relief, racial and gender equality, social justice and economic inclusion, STEM education, and environmental sustainability.
Read our 2020 narrative for more about our actions throughout the year.
Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
I’m really proud of us being able to not just survive but thrive through all of this. We overcame so much and accomplished great things this year.
The markets and the planet work best when they work together.
The COVID-19 pandemic heightened the focus on sustainability issues worldwide.
The health crisis highlighted global vulnerability to existential challenges, with climate change at the top of the list. We continued to build sustainability solutions to help market participants better understand and reduce climate change risks.
Explore our 2020 timeline for further details.
President, S&P Global Ratings
The things that really showed up this year are our people and our product. The fundamental core of this business did in fact inform the markets around the world. And so we carry a lot of confidence, conviction and momentum into next year and likely every year thereafter.