Credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics provider S&P Global announced today new two new senior appointments of its ESG and sustainability-focused unit, S&P Global Sustainable1, including Chris Heusler as President, and Dr. Richard Mattison as Vice Chair.
S&P Global launched Sustainable1 in 2021, creating an integrated group for the company’s full suite of sustainability offerings, including its benchmarking, analytics, evaluations, and indices products and solutions. The group serves as a single source for the ESG products, insights and solutions from all four S&P Global divisions, S&P Dow Jones Indices, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Global Platts, and S&P Global Ratings.
Martina Cheung, President, S&P Global Ratings and Executive Sponsor, S&P Global Sustainable1, said:
“Over the past two years, the demand for sustainability solutions and insights has continued to accelerate and grow. Richard’s two decades of leadership across the sustainability landscape and Chris’ knowledge of global markets and deep commercial acumen will position Sustainable1 for continued growth and success.”
Mattison has been serving as President of S&P Global Sustainable1 since shortly after its launch in 2021, Prior to the appointment, Mattison served as CEO of leading carbon and environmental data and risk analysis company Trucost, acquired by S&P Global in 2016, and leading the company for over 20 years. In his new role, Mattison will spearhead market engagement, while continuing to lead market innovation, develop critical research and thought leadership and engage with market participants, policy makers, regulators and standard setting bodies.
“This is a key moment for the global discussion on climate and sustainability and there is a growing market need for comprehensive analysis on risks and opportunities to inform decision making. I look forward to building on this significant platform to support the market as it grows and evolves.”
Heusler joined S&P Global in 2015 as Chief Commercial Officer at S&P Global Ratings. Prior to joining S&P Global, Heusler served as Global Head of Commercial Banking Multinationals at HSBC.
“More than ever market participants are looking to high quality data, advanced analytics and dynamic new solutions to support them as they navigate the evolving sustainability landscape. S&P Global Sustainable1 plays a vital role in ensuring the provision of the breadth and depth of sustainability insights and products being sought by our clients.”