Making an Impact as a Purpose-Led Organization

The S&P Global Impact Report 2020, formerly known as the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, was renamed to better reflect the way S&P Global relates to and impacts the broader markets as well as its commitment to share this knowledge as the Company accelerates progress into the world. The report is grounded in a new materiality assessment that helps identify topics and imperatives critical to S&P Global’s business success. Together, these topics and imperatives will drive the Company’s sustainability
strategy, priorities, targets, reporting, and allocation of resources moving forward.

The current Impact Report was expanded to include S&P Global’s material topics including new KPIs in biodiversity and technology & innovation. Additionally, the report includes information about the Company’s stakeholder engagement and management approach. 


S&P Global’s 2021 Impact Report

Our Environmental Impact

  • Published third-annual climate disclosure report, in line with the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD)
  • Affirmed our commitment to be net-zero by 2040 and reduce emissions 25% by 2025, goals that have been validated by the Science-Based Targets initiative
  • Extended SO14001 certification to 14 offices and 80% of our global workforce—up from 10 offices in 2019

Our People and Community Impact

  • More than 300 of our people around the world took part in an internal “Inclusion Works” campaign to help foster a sense of belonging for all
  • Redoubled our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts and expanded our key areas of impact:
    • Doubled our financial investments in DEI initiatives including our popular Employee Resource Groups
    • Made Juneteenth a company holiday and educational opportunity for our U.S. colleagues
  • S&P Global Foundation’s pandemic-related global grants totaled $4.5 million

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

Around the globe, we focus on three priority areas where we are uniquely equipped to make a difference:

Bridging the Global Skills Gap

  • Equip the global workforce with essential STEM and digital skills
  • The S&P Global Foundation recently supported a virtual immersion program enabling 6,000 high school girls to explore computer science careers and engage with women leaders in tech

Creating an Inclusive Economy 

  • Expand economic opportunities for the underserved and support advancement for women
  • In Mexico, Brazil, and India the S&P Global Foundation supported Accion Venture Lab’s efforts to empower women entrepreneurs in the emerging field of financial technology and connect them to potential investors

Promoting a Sustainable Environment

  • Elevate climate action and environmental stewardship
  • The S&P Global Foundation and the UK’s Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office in India are supporting renewable energy (RE) growth in the world’s second most populous country

The Impact Report 2021 is available here

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