S&P goes its own way on ESG ratings

Enel and NextEra Energy have, on a pilot basis, become the first companies to obtain one of S&P Global’s new ESG Evaluations. The product, launched last week, takes S&P into direct competition with providers of ESG ratings like MSCI and Sustainalytics — and with Moody’s, which a few days after S&P’s launch acquired Vigeo Eiris, the French-based ESG rating firm.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 16 Apr 2019

S&P’s approach of building its own product means it has complete control of the design and implementation. But unlike Moody’s, which has bought a well established, leading provider that already publishes research on 4,500 issuers, S&P starts with no Evaluations having been given.

As the Evaluation will only ...

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