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Our analysts work to ensure that we provide essential insights into ESG factors.

Our broad array of sustainability services and research is critical to the economic growth and social well- being for the sustainability of cities and regions across the world. Governments and policy makers look to our insights for securing the funding needed to support sustainable development.

ESG in Ratings


S&P Global Ratings has long considered Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors in its credit ratings and we capture ESG factors in many areas of our methodology. In the two year period from 2015 to 2017 there were more than 1,000 corporate ratings for which an environmental or social factor was an important element in our ratings analysis.

Green Evaluation provides you with a comprehensive picture of a security’s green contribution.

Green issuance and investment is on a firm upward trajectory, propelled by the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, and the impetus it created to finance $1 trillion a year in investments for renewable energy and other initiatives to limit global warming.

At the same time, long-term investors are also recognizing the threat from greenhouse gases and have begun to diversify portfolios away from carbon-based investment. The final push is coming from corporations as they start to contend with the consequences of increasingly extreme and violent weather and flooding. Many are starting to see that managing environmental exposure may be more than risk management; it may be good for business.

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ESG risks and opportunities can affect the capacity and willingness of an entity to meet its financial commitments

S&P Global Ratings incorporates these considerations into its ratings methodology and analytics, which enables analysts to factor in short-, medium- and long-term impacts--both qualitative and financial--into their considerations at a number of points in their credit analysis.

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S&P Global Ratings ESG Evaluation helps you gain a better understanding of strategy, purpose and management quality.

The forward-looking ESG Evaluation, is a relative analysis of an entity's ability to operate successfully now and in the future, using both public and private data confidentially provided to our team of experienced analysts the final output is an informed, qualitative and data-based opinion of the effectiveness of an entity's sustainability efforts today and preparedness for future risks and opportunities.

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