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Reducing our carbon emissions to net zero may be our biggest challenge yet.


There’s no single action that will lead us to carbon neutrality. But there is a single source of essential sustainability intelligence providing unparalleled data and insight to accelerate your journey.

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  • QUANTIFY YOUR BASELINE
  • UNDERSTAND ALIGNMENT
  • ANALYZE FUTURE SCENARIOS
  • SET TARGETS
  • REPORT PROGRESS
  • FINANCE AMBITION
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QUANTIFY YOUR BASELINE

Get comprehensive carbon footprints that quantify greenhouse gas emissions across the entire global value chain including company operations, supply chains, product lifecycles, multi-asset investment portfolios, and bank loan books – and take a deep dive into high impact business activities with in-depth analytics on coal exposure, fossil fuel reserves, utilities and mining.

Our data shows that for most business activities, the largest proportion of the carbon footprint is concealed in supply chains or in the product use and disposal phase.

Source: S&P Global Trucost. Data as at November 2020. For illustrative purposes. Data showcase is based on companies listed on the S&P Global 1200 index, selected to represent a global supply chain, equity portfolio or loan book. The index covers 31 countries and approximately 70 percent of global stock market capitalization.

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UNDERSTAND ALIGNMENT

Track the alignment of investment portfolios and companies against the Paris Agreement goals of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees and 2 degrees Celsius, with forward looking analytical tools spanning 14,000 companies representing 99% of global market capitalization. Find out which companies and sectors are compatible with a <2 degrees Celsius world and identify the scale of reductions required by 2025 and beyond.

Our data shows that major global companies are on track for >3ºC warming, falling 72% short of required emissions reductions to achieve the Paris Agreement.


Paris Alignment

Source: S&P Global Trucost. Data as at November 2020. For illustrative purposes. Data showcase is based on companies listed on the S&P Global 1200 index, selected to represent a global supply chain, equity portfolio or loan book. The index covers 31 countries and approximately 70 percent of global stock market capitalization.

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ANALYZE FUTURE SCENARIOS

Uncover risk scenarios, reveal transition pathways, and optimize your net zero opportunities with in-depth data intelligence.

Trucost Physical Risk Data

Understand the exposure of owned facilities and capital assets to climate change physical risks under low, moderate, and high climate change scenarios at 2025, 2030, and 2050. Pinpoint asset exposure to wildfires, flooding, drought, heatwaves, extreme cold, and hurricanes.

Trucost Paris Alignment Data

Understand company alignment with Paris Agreement energy transition pathway to limit global warming to well below 2°C from pre-industrial levels and alignment with net zero.

Trucost Carbon Earnings at Risk Data

Stress test a company’s current ability to absorb future carbon prices and understand potential earnings at risk from carbon pricing on a portfolio level.

Trucost Carbon Pricing Tool

Understand your exposure to current pricing schemes in more than 45 jurisdictions, together with potential future carbon pricing scenarios required to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement to navigate carbon pricing risk and introduce internal carbon pricing to inform financial decision making.

Market Intelligence Climate Credit Analytics, in partnership with Oliver Wyman

Access counterparty- and portfolio-level analysis of climate related financial and credit risks – and translate climate scenarios into drivers of financial performance.

Platts Integrated Energy Model

Study the evolution of the global energy system, computing long-term pricing under various scenarios through to 2040 with an integrated view of global energy markets encompassing 143 countries (13 regions), 9 end-use sectors, 30 fuel types, and emissions detail.

Platts Future Energy Outlooks

Discover a pragmatic view of the long-term trajectory of energy and commodity markets, with rich insights about the interconnected nature of technology, policy and consumer preference to explain what trade-offs are likely and what the world will look like when they occur.

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SET TARGETS

Set meaningful science-based business targets aligned with global climate goals, including the Paris Agreement and net zero – and identify engagement opportunities with investee companies and suppliers to manage risk and identify value creation opportunities in the transition to net zero.


Our data helps to identify engagement opportunities with investee companies and suppliers.

Source: S&P Global Sustainable1 2021 “Top Contributors: Sample (Condensed) Data,” for illustrative purposes.

*Climate Action 100+ is an investor initiative to ensure the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters take necessary action on climate change. These include 100 ‘systemically important emitters’, alongside more than 60 others with significant opportunity to drive the clean energy transition. For more information see http://www.climateaction100.org.

**Unpriced Carbon Cost (UCC) is the difference between what a company pays for emitting carbon today and what it may pay in the future.

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REPORT PROGRESS

Respond to demands for transparency on net zero target setting and near-term action planning in a way that aligns with best practice standards, including the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Tailored workshops help to engage internal stakeholders on integrating TCFD data intelligence in strategic decision-making.


Our data informs S&P Global's annual performance data on energy consumption and carbon emissions.


Source: S&P Global Impact Report, 2020

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FINANCE AMBITION

Let our innovative indices and specialist second party opinions guide your net zero investment and financing strategies.

Net Zero Indices

For climate-focused investors seeking to align with the guidelines set out by the Paris Agreement to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, we offer a robust and growing series of market indices. The S&P PACT™ Indices (S&P Paris-Aligned & Climate Transition Indices) incorporate the European Union's requirements for Low Carbon Benchmarks and utilize robust datasets and science-based assessments of companies’ climate risks and opportunities. Learn more about indexing net zero.

Second Party Opinions

Our Sustainable Financing Opinions help companies provide investors with greater insight into how their investments will impact and align with environmental, social and sustainability goals. Explore how a specialist analyst perspective could add value to your sustainability strategy and financing communications.

Use of Proceeds Financing

Assesses a sustainable finance framework or transaction - where the proceeds will be used exclusively to finance or refinance environmental or social projects - for alignment with third-party principles and standards: ICMA’s Green, Social Bond Principles or Sustainability Bond Guidelines, ASEAN Green Bond Standards, and to LMA/APLMA/LSTA’s Green or Social Loan Principles.

Sustainability Linked Financing

Assesses a sustainable finance framework or transaction - where the proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes but incorporate measurable, forward-looking sustainability key performance indicators and sustainable performance targets into the financial and/or structural characteristics of the instrument - for alignment with accepted market principles: ICMA’s Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles and to LMA’s Sustainability-Linked Loan Principles.

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Case Studies

  • A Super Fund Charts Its Path to Net Zero

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  • A Bank Relies on Extensive Energy Data to Guide its Path to Net Zero

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  • Leveraging Analytical Insight to Inform a Company’s Net Zero Story

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  • Integrating Net Zero Analysis in a Company’s Reporting System

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  • An Oil and Gas Company Plans for Net Zero

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  • A Bank Takes Steps to Be Net-Zero by 2050

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Alyson Genovese

Alyson Genovese, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility at S&P Global shares her personal insights on S&P Global’s journey to net zero.

The executive team believes that S&P Global must be held to a very high standard with respect to its own ESG stance and reporting.

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Insights

What Came Out of COP26?

The 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference resulted in commitments for billions of investment in climate finance and to phase-out coal-fired generation in the coming decades, alongside an increased urgency to control greenhouse gas emissions to control global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.

Special Report

  • Flooding isn’t the only water-related climate risk facing New York City.

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  • Climate risks for insurers: Why the industry needs to act now to address climate risk on both sides of the balance sheet

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  • Companies, investors face new pressure from compulsory disclosure of climate risk

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  • Carbon offsets prove risky business for net zero targets

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  • ESG at the forefront: The investment industry strives for net zero

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  • Seeking net zero? Just follow the money.

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Events

TCFD Alignment and Reporting: Paving the Path Forward to Net Zero

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm EST

Live, Online, Webinar

As companies face increasing pressures from investors and regulators to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, they often do not know where to begin and how to formulate a plan of action

Learn how teams can use S&P Global analytics to create a baseline carbon footprint, conduct climate risk and scenario analyses, set targets, and communicate progress. Join us for a deep-dive with ESG experts to discuss organizational motivations and pressures, review case studies, and understand the powerful role reporting data plays on the path to net zero.

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Why S&P Global?

Accelerate Your Sustainability Journey

Gain unparalleled insight into critical topics like ESG performance, net zero, energy transition, sustainable financing, regulatory compliance and more.

Discover End-to-End Market Perspectives

Leverage intelligence that is tried-and-tested throughout the global value chain, applying deep knowledge of corporate sustainability assessments that scales analytics for asset owners, investment managers and banks.

Connect Your Workflows

Link sustainability data with financial data and market intelligence, and dig deep with screening tools, real time updates, data visualizations and customized dashboards.

Increase Your Productivity

Access data when and how you want it with flexible delivery options that include a leading desktop solution, APIs, data feeds and cloud access, underpinned by robust data linking, AI and machine-learning technologies.

Rely on a Deep Heritage of Innovation

Put 20+ years of experience behind your sustainability strategy, getting ahead of disclosure trends with active corporate engagement and granular data modelling, and delivering enhanced solutions recognized by numerous industry awards.

Enjoy Superior Customer Service

Know you have 24x7x365 backup and specialist assistance from ESG specialists and research analysts across our global offices.