Refinitv scores are based on publicly-reported data, and consider ten key categories across ESG. The ESG pillar scores are a relative sum of the category weights and vary per industry for the 'E' and 'S' pillars. For 'G', the weights remain the same across all industries. The higher the score, the better.
S&P Global Rating
S&P Global ESG Scores capture the nuances and differences of policies and programs and in-depth ESG information by directly engaging with companies and conducting independent research. Scores range from 0-100. The higher the score the better.
Sustainalytics assesses business risk driven by ESG issues. The rating combines an assessment of a company's exposure to industry specific ESG issues with how well the company is managing those issues. The final scores are a measure of unmanaged risk on an absolute scale of 0-100. In this case, the lower the score the better.
ISS Governance Scores rate the quality of corporate governance for companies. Scores indicate rank relative to index or region. A score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk. In this case, the lower the better.
The MSCI ESG Rating is designed to measure a company’s resilience to ESG risks. They use a rules-based methodology to identify industry leaders and laggards according to their exposure to ESG risks and how well they manage those risks relative to peers. Their ESG Ratings range from leader (AAA, AA), average (A, BBB, BB) to laggard (B, CCC).
CDP scores focus on the 'E from ESG, and cover climate change, forests, and water security. Scores are on a letter grade scale with A being the highest and F being the lowest.
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