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See what matters - ESG

Essential data intelligence goes beyond the balance sheet. With our comprehensive lens, deep expertise, and breadth of capabilities, we offer the insights you need to discover long-term, sustainable growth.

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Just as you need a range of data insights to manage financial performance, so too for sustainability performance.

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We’re here to help you See What Matters

The global pandemic put a spotlight on the value of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) considerations in financial markets. As risks intensify and opportunities accelerate, we provide the essential intelligence you need to see what matters.

Are you interested in factoring climate risks and opportunities in your strategy? Do you want to align your decision making with evolving market frameworks and regulatory incentives? Are you looking to respond to increasing demands for transparency on your sustainability performance? Or would you simply like to discuss an ESG issue of concern? We’re here to help.

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How can ESG analysis and solutions improve your workflow needs?

Climate Solutions

Getting ahead of climate risk requires a detailed understanding of your carbon footprint and underlying sources of carbon emissions, as well as forward looking metrics on your exposure to physical and transition climate risks.

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Positive Impact

Market frameworks to drive the transition to a sustainable future while delivering economic growth provide important tools to assess your positive impact and align your growth strategy with global climate and sustainability goals.

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ESG Scores

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. Measure the expected impact of individual E, S, G factors on a company’s growth, profitability, capital efficiency and risk exposure in the investment process.

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  • Make integrated decisions with conviction
  • Maximize your positive impact
  • Find the opportunities in a sustainable future
  • Climate risk and opportunity
  • Credit impact of climate change
  • ESG, credit ratings and research
  • ESG Desktop Solutions

I need essential ESG insight

As ESG market opportunities accelerate and ESG risks intensify, you need a trusted partner to help embed environmental, social and corporate governance considerations in your decisions. Our heritage of specialist expertise, superior customer service, and flexible data delivery options offers the ESG insights you need to make integrated business and financial decisions with conviction.

For every participant that attends an ESG-related event hosted by S&P Global Market Intelligence during the months of February through April 2021 and completes an event survey, and/or completes our SEE WHAT MATTERS QUIZ, we will be planting a tree through EcoMatcher.*

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Maximize your positive impact

A complex web of frameworks and regulatory incentives are emerging to drive the transition to an equitable, sustainable future while delivering economic growth. Our positive impact intelligence provides the clarity you need to accelerate your alignment with global sustainability goals and maximize the positive impact of your decisions.

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Find the opportunities in a sustainable future

The global pandemic put a spotlight on the value of environmental, social and corporate governance considerations in capital markets. Our ESG intelligence goes beyond the standard – drawing on more than two decades of engagement with thousands of companies to provide the meaningful data insights you need to pinpoint risks and discover new value creation opportunities in the transition to a sustainable future.

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Get deep insights on climate risk and opportunity

Climate change is increasingly visible and disruptive, yet for most corporations and financial institutions climate risk is a blind spot. Our climate intelligence provides deep data insights, uncovering the future physical impacts of climate change on global business operations, supply chains, and multi-asset investment portfolios; and revealing new market opportunities to get ahead in the low carbon transition.

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The link between climate change and credit risk

From the Task Force on Climate related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) to Climate Action 100+, investors, lenders, regulators, and other stakeholders are calling for greater assessment and disclosure of climate change impacts and financial risks. To support these efforts, S&P Global Market Intelligence and Oliver Wyman present Climate Credit Analytics which enables counterparty- and portfolio-level analysis of climate-related financial and credit risks for thousands of public and private companies across multiple sectors globally.

Blog: Which Companies Win from Decarbonizing Electricity? >

Webinar On-Demand: Navigating Climate Risk as a Financial Risk >

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ESG, credit ratings and research

S&P Global Ratings has long considered ESG factors in its credit ratings, and ESG factors are captured in many areas of S&P Global Ratings methodology. 

Quickly gain valuable ESG credit risk insight with RatingsDirect®, the official desktop solution for S&P Global Ratings credit ratings and research. Learn the impact of ESG factors on credit ratings and view ESG Evaluations. This forward looking, qualitative, and data-driven assessment provides a view of an entity's ESG performance and preparedness for future risks and opportunities.

The Energy Transition And COVID-19: A Pivotal Moment For Climate Policies And Energy Companies

Watch the on-demand webinar “ESG, Credit Risk, and COVID-19 Impact”

Evolution of ESG factors in credit risk assessment

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The Journey of ESG Solutions on the MI Platform

Take a deep dive into all the new solutions that will integrate into your workflow to give you a comprehensive picture of ESG risks and value creation opportunities.

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Perspectives from our Thought Leaders

See what matters with essential ESG insight from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Watch: Martina Cheung, President of S&P Global Market Intelligence, speak about creating long term value through climate and ESG data.

Watch: Lauren Smart, Global Head of ESG Commercial, shares her views on why ESG data and analysis can really help drive long-term sustainability.

View all upcoming and on-demand ESG events

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