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ESG Industry Report Cards For Structured Finance Published

PARIS (S&P Global Ratings) March 31, 2021--S&P Global Ratings today published its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) industry report cards for structured finance on RatingsDirect:

These reports explore how ESG credit factors can affect an obligor's capacity to meet its financial commitments in many ways.

Our credit ratings on structured finance transactions incorporate ESG credit factors when, in our opinion, they could affect the likelihood of timely payment of interest or ultimate repayment of principal by the legal final maturity date of the securities.

Our ESG industry report cards qualitatively explore the relative exposures (average, below average, above average) of different sectors to ESG credit factors over the short-, medium-, and long-term. This sector comparison is not an input to our credit ratings or a component of our credit rating methodologies; it is based on our current qualitative, forward-looking opinion of potential credit risks across sectors. In addition, the structured finance ESG industry report cards list examples of ESG credit factors for the sector that may have a more positive or negative influence on a transaction's credit quality compared to sector peers or the broader sector.

ESG Exposure In Structure Finance By Sector
Sector Environmental Social Governance
Auto asset-backed securities Above average Average Below average
Credit card asset-backed securities Below average Above average Average
Student loans asset backed securities Below average Average Below average
Residential mortgage-backed securities Average Above average Below average
Commercial mortgage-backed securities Above average Average Average
Collateralized loan obligations Below average Below average Average

This report does not constitute a rating action.

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Primary Credit Analysts:Matthew S Mitchell, CFA, Paris +33 (0)6 17 23 72 88;
Kate R Scanlin, New York + 1 (212) 438 2002;
Erin Kitson, Melbourne + 61 3 9631 2166;

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