London, Nov. 21 2019 — S&P Global has announced the acquisition of the ESG Ratings business of RobescoSAM. The transaction includes the integration of the well-known annual SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment, which will cover almost 7,000 companies by year end.
"At S&P Global, providing the ESG Intelligence our clients need to measure what matters in the transition to a sustainable future is mission critical," said S&P Global's Lauren Smart, Managing Director & Global Head of ESG Commercial. "To truly measure what matters – throughout investment portfolios and corporate value chains – market participants depend on different layers of robust and comprehensive ESG insight."
The integration of RobecoSAM’s ESG analytics builds on S&P Global's rapid development of climate and impact analytics to accelerate progress on global climate and sustainability goals. Current tools include:
- Climate analytics: S&P Global has expanded its suite of climate analytics providing new distribution options and informing S&P Global’s inaugural climate disclosure report following TCFD recommendations.
- Impact analytics: S&P Global has extended its SDG Evaluation Tool framework, with market feedback on the Development of SDG Analytics for Financial Portfolios.
- ESG data: S&P Global ESG solutions allow the seamless integration of Trucost environmental, sector revenue, fossil fuel exposure, and energy data with S&P Global’s traditional data with Xpressfeed™, its data feed platform.
Requests for more information or questions about ESG Intelligence may be directed to Lauren Smart, Managing Director & Global Head of ESG Commercial: firstname.lastname@example.org
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