19S&P Global Ratings Thought Leadership
Located in the world’s major financial hubs, S&P Global Ratings’ experienced team of analysts and economists provides essential research and data on issues that matter to financial market participants. In the past year, we focused our attention on providing timely data-driven insights and analysis on the economic and credit implications of the global coronavirus pandemic. We also examined the recovery path for economies and corporate sectors through our forward-looking “Shape of Recovery” and “Beyond COVID” research series.
In response, investors and other market participants demonstrated unprecedented demand for our valued and timely thought leadership and perspectives.
Our cross-sector analytical teams continued to publish other forward-looking credit-related analysis on key market themes and topics, including ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) and Sustainable Finance, Energy in Transition, Leveraged Finance and CLOs, China in Transition, and Beyond Brexit.
As the number of investors applying an ESG lens to investing grew rapidly, S&P Global Ratings expanded its analytic capabilities and perspectives in the areas of sustainable finance and ESG. With total global issuance of sustainable debt surpassing $1 trillion,
we continued to bolster our assessment of issuers’ sustainability efforts through our ESG Evaluation and Sustainability Financing Opinions, including Second-Party Opinions. We also provided additional disclosure through ESG indicators which illustrate the ESG-related aspects of the credit rating analysis that are discussed in the body of our credit rating reports on rated entities.
Broad and Deep Analytical Coverage
S&P Global Ratings’ credit ratings are opinions about credit risk; they express our view on the relative likelihood that debt issued by companies and governments will be repaid on time and in full. These ratings reflect in-depth analysis of the issuers and their debt obligations.
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Globally, S&P Global Ratings rated more than $4.2 trillion in new debt par-value in 2021
Data as of 12/31/2021
Servicer Evaluations produces a ranking, not a credit rating
On March 9, 2022, S&P Global Ratings announced that it had suspended commercial operations in Russia
India includes S&P Global Ratings locations not issuing credit ratings
Source: Form NRSRO as filed on 3/5/2022
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