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Why ESG?


The transition to a sustainable future is gaining tremendous momentum. Accelerated by a growing understanding by market participants of the value creation opportunity, ESG considerations are now being taken into account in the decision-making process not only in the context of mitigating risk, but also as a strategic consideration to remain competitive and foster innovation.

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You can't rely on one
ESG lens to understand
ESG performance.

Different market participants, from companies to investment managers, banks and insurers, have different information needs to inform and optimize their sustainability strategies. The distinct, yet complementary, range of our unparalleled analytics and opinions provides a well-rounded picture of ESG performance to address the different needs of market participants throughout the value chain.

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  • ESG SCORES
  • BUSINESS INVOLVEMENT SCREENS
  • ESG PORTFOLIO ANALYTICS
  • ESG INDICES
  • IMPACT ANALYTICS
  • ESG EVALUATION
  • ESG BENCHMARKING
  • ESG CREDIT INDICATORS

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ESG Scores

Unlike any other ESG dataset available in the market today, S&P Global ESG Scores – and the CSA research process that underpins them – form the basis of a unique ecosystem that actively drives corporate disclosures and raises the bar on sustainability standards over time.

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Business Involvement Analytics

Get an in-depth assessment of the alignment of company revenues to values-based business activities, to align investment values more precisely with investment strategy.

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ESG Portfolio Analytics

Assess your portfolio ESG performance, optimize portfolio construction and respond to increasing information requests.

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ESG Indices

Our core ESG indices include best-in-class indices, such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) that target the top 10% of ESG performers, as well as broader market indices, such as the S&P 500 ESG Index, designed to closely track its parent index with a similar risk and return profile and low tracking error.

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Impact Analytics

Our positive impact solutions provide mission critical insight to maximize the positive impact of corporations and financial institutions.

SDG Evaluation

Build a complete picture of sustainability risks and opportunities through the universal framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Impact Portfolio Analytics

Enhance your perspective with portfolio-level metrics designed to minimize SDG risk exposure and maximize SDG alignment.

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ESG Evaluation

Prepare for future ESG risks and opportunities and communicate your long-term value creation strategy to stakeholders with a forward-looking ESG Evaluation from S&P Global Ratings analysts.

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ESG Benchmarking

Companies looking for detailed feedback on their ESG Score can tap into the unrivalled knowledge base of the S&P Global CSA with a range of benchmarking solutions to meet different needs and budgets.

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ESG Credit Indicators

Our ESG Credit Indicators pinpoint the specific impact of ESG factors on a company’s capacity to meet its financial commitments when they become due.

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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.

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  • ESG In Credit Ratings Global Webinar (APAC & EMEA Session)

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Find an ESG score.

S&P Global ESG Scores use an advanced scoring methodology to provide an annual evaluation of environmental, social and governance practices.

 

*S&P Global Sustainable1 is removing ESG scores for all Russian companies on its public and product platforms. S&P Global Sustainable1 continues to review its position on this coverage and methodology for affected companies.

We’re here to help you accelerate the transition to a more sustainable future. Get connected with a specialist who can advise you on your next steps.

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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.