Guide to ESG data providers :: ESG Evaluation

S&P Global Ratings - ESG Evaluation

Data category


What data do you provide?

ESG Evaluation is a cross-sector, relative analysis of an entity’s capacity to operate successfully in the future and is grounded in how ESG factors could affect stakeholders and potentially lead to a material direct or indirect financial impact on the entity.

The ESG Evaluation is made up of an ESG Profile which 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 our 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. 

Where and how do you source your data?

  • Our ESG Evaluation captures insights from our credit analysts based on deep sector knowledge and information gained from interactive meetings with an entity's management.
  • Our analytical team initiates population of the ESG Evaluation diagnostic survey, then passes the survey on to the entity for review and final completion. The entity has the opportunity to update the diagnostic survey annually.
  • Our ESG Evaluation incorporates both public and private data, combines both quantitative and qualitative analysis, and considers both the near-term and longer-term risks and risk mitigants.
  • An ongoing and open dialogue with our analysts throughout the process allows the entity to highlight any data points that may require further explanation.

Who are the data users?

Investors, entities, anyone interested in an entity’s ESG Profile and Preparedness

What is the cost for your data offering?

Depends on circumstances