Embracing the Essential Value of ESG

S&P Global’s comprehensive view of environmental, social and governance (ESG) throughout global markets provides companies, financial institutions, and governments with financially relevant analytics and timely data to assess risk, uncover opportunities, and inform long-term sustainable growth. Through our cross-divisional capabilities, we are delivering solutions to meet the rising market demand for tools, standards, and data to measure the performance of ESG in the global markets.

ESG Efforts within S&P Global

In 2017, S&P Global formally expressed support for the recommendations set forth by the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).  Through the use of our data, analytics, and tools, we conducted a comprehensive climate scenario analysis across our businesses in 2018 and identified our risks and opportunities. The Company’s inaugural TCFD report was issued in May 2019.

S&P Global is projecting a five-year revenue compound annual growth rate of approximately 40% from products and solutions that assist its clients in the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Projected Revenue from ESG* Products

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* S&P Global considers ESG revenue to be synonymous with TCFD-related revenue as climate/environmental revenue is bundled in the broader ESG offerings

ESG at S&P Global

S&P Global’s ESG offering provides a viewpoint that is integrated and aligned across the Company while also leveraging the unique value that each of our divisions brings to their clients.

0.0 2.5 5.0 7.5 10.0 Trucost: A Real Plus in Today’s ESG Equation Trucost is the data and analytics engine that powers many of S&P Global’s ESG solutions. Trucost provides investors, companies, and governments with the investment-grade carbon, environmental, and natural capital investment metrics they need to: Assess the risks and opportunities presented by climate change Drive diversification and innovation Capitalize on the transition to a low-carbon and resource-efficient economy ESG Evaluations Green Evaluations Trucost environmental data available via Xpressfeed and incorporated into scorecards and analytics Trucost Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) evaluation tool Trucost climate risk analytics, including Carbon Earnings at Risk and 2° Portfolio Assessment ESG data, news, and research ESG Indices (Core ESG, Climate, Thematics ESG, and Fixed Income ESG) ESG Scores Carbon Scorecard 2° Scenario Planning Clean Energy Outlook reports Enviro commodity market analysis Alternative and clean energy commodity price assessments Energy and commodity news, asset data ESG Data Factory feeds S&P Global’s ESG offerings Data sets include: Public- and private- company data Asset-level data Alternative data

S&P Global’s cross-divisional effort to identify opportunities and risks in ESG is supported by a common data and technology backbone