LSEG snaps up ESG rating agency

By Jasper Cox
03 Jun 2019

The London Stock Exchange Group has continued the push by traditional market institutions into providing information on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, by acquiring French firm Beyond Ratings.

Beyond Ratings provides ESG data for fixed income investors. It was founded in 2014 and says it helps investors integrate ESG criteria into credit risk analysis in a systematic and transparent way.

When it comes to giving ratings, it said it would focus initially on public bond issuers, ...

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