The rising prominence of ESG issues is reshaping requirements for disclosure and analytics. Stakeholders are demanding to learn more about a company’s ESG track record, while companies are looking to dig deeper on their strengths and weaknesses to take meaningful action.
Looking across a broader set of ESG issues, the world’s largest companies tend to perform better on environmental factors than they do on social and governance factors with an overall average ESG score of 46 out of 100.
Companies participating in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) have long understood the importance of considering ESG criteria in their business strategies. By directly reporting key sustainability metrics and benchmarking their relative performance on a wide range of industry-specific issues, they have been able to demonstrate dedication to the highest standards of ESG insight and action planning.Discover more
Sector level scores are calculated according to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) as the weighted-average dimension-level scores of the constituent companies, based on equal weighting across constituents. Find out more about the S&P Global ESG Scores dataset on S&P Global Marketplace.