Making an Impact as a Purpose-Led Organization

The 2021 Impact Report is available here

S&P Global’s 2021 Impact Report

S&P Global’s 2021 Impact Report highlights key milestones of the Company’s continued commitment to corporate sustainability and focus on ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) factors for our customers, investors, and the communities we serve. This year’s report gives even further insight into the Company’s sustainability practices for stakeholders. These practices include:

  • Increased disclosure in workforce demographics, tax strategy, enterprise risk, and natural capital
  • A 30% increase in S&P Global Foundation grants which enabled the Company to distribute $15 million to organizations that support COVID-19 relief, racial equity and justice, economic inclusion, and environmental sustainability
  • Deepened climate-related disclosures, including in the areas of climate governance, value chain engagement, and the Company’s own opportunities and risks
  • Began a robust review of the Company’s Global Human Rights impacts and processes, including finalizing a new Global Human Rights Policy
  • Affirmed commitment to be net-zero by 2040 and reduce emissions 25% by 2025, goals that have been validated by the Science-Based Targets initiative

Responsible Business & Our Sustainability Performance

S&P Global’s approach to managing its sustainability performance begins with a robust materiality assessment, which was created incorporating the views of key internal and external stakeholders.

Our Materiality 2021

  • Material Topics pose the greatest risk or opportunity or are where the Company can have a significant impact:
  • Biodiversity & Natural Capital
  • Business Ethics & Integrity 
  • Data Privacy & Cybersecurity 
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 
  • Energy & Climate Change
  • ESG Products & Data 
  • Innovation & Technology 
  • Talent Attraction & Development
  • Responsible Business Imperatives are imperative business practices for an ethical and stakeholder-driven organization:
  • Corporate Governance
  • Employee Health, Safety & Wellbeing
  • Policy Influence & Transparent Engagement 
  • Responsible Products & Marketing
  • Global Human Rights
  • Responsible Sourcing & Supply Chain Management 
  • Risk & Crisis Management

A Selection of Recent Awards

  • 100 Most Sustainable Companies
    Barron’s | 2020–2022
  • Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
    Bloomberg | 2018–2022
  • Global 500
    Brand Finance | 2021
  • Climate Change A List
    CDP | 2021
  • Just 100
    CNBC | 2022
    Forbes | 2019, 2021
  • World’s Most Admired Companies
    Fortune | 2018–2022
  • FTSE4Good Index Series Constituent
    FTSE Russell | 2001–2021
  • America’s Most Responsible Companies
    Newsweek | 2020–2022
  • The Civic 50
    Points of Light | 2014–2021
  • 100 Best Corporate Citizens
    3BL | 2021
  • Corporate Equality Index
    Human Rights Campaign Foundation | 2016–2022

Community Impact

Around the globe, we focus on three priority areas where we are uniquely equipped to have the most impact:

Bridging the Global Skills Gap

  • Equip the global workforce with essential STEM and digital skills
  • In 2021, the pandemic continued, however, S&P Global colleagues volunteered virtually including serving as mentors and judges for the online Global STEM Alliance Innovation Challenge where participants used IT solutions to address a major global issue

Creating an Inclusive Economy 

  • Expand economic opportunities for the underserved and support advancement for women
  • Unveiled a Women’s Return to Work program in India and continue to focus on gender inclusion in key markets like Pakistan and India

Promoting a Sustainable Environment

  • Elevate climate action and environmental stewardship
  • We have set a goal to be net-zero by 2040 and have set science-based targets to 2025

In 2021, the S&P Global Foundation’s grant-making increased by approximately 30 percent to $15 million and supported COVID-19 relief, diversity, economic inclusion, and environmental sustainability