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Sustainable Finance: Entity-Level ESG Evaluation

S&P Global Ratings ESG Evaluation

S&P Global Ratings launched ESG Evaluation in April 2019 based on extensive and direct client engagement to develop a product that meets needs of issuers, investors, and intermediaries. ESG Evaluation is for companies looking to help their investors gain a better understanding of company strategy, purpose, and management quality. The forward-looking ESG Evaluation is a cross-sector, relative analysis—at the entity level—of a company’s ability to operate successfully now and in the future. 

S&P Global Ratings’ team of analysts are knowledgeable in the entity’s business and industry and utilize public and private data, as well as from Trucost, for their analysis. The analysis is grounded in how ESG factors could affect stakeholders and potentially lead to a material direct or indirect financial impact on the entity. The final output is a fact-based reflection of the entity’s sustainability efforts.

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The ESG Profile 


Reflects the entity’s current activities and starts by applying the outputs from the S&P Global Ratings ESG Risk Atlas to the entity’s sector and regional footprint. Our company analysis reflects S&P Global Ratings’ view of the extent to which the company has mitigated these risks.

The Preparedness Assessment 

Evaluates the entity’s capacity to anticipate and adapt to a variety of long-term plausible disruptions

Final ESG Score


Provides a relative overall ESG Score which allows comparison with other entities globally, including sector peers.

ESG Profile Development

ESG Profile Factors

The ESG Evaluation combines quantitative and qualitative analysis and considers both the near-term and longer-term ESG risks and risk mitigants for the subject company/entity

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