Leading credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics provider S&P Global announced today the appointment of Dr. Richard Mattison as President of S&P Global Sustainable1, its recently launched ESG and sustainability-focused group.

S&P Global launched Sustainable1 in April, 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.

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Martina Cheung, President of S&P Global Market Intelligence, said:

“The launch of S&P Global Sustainable1 signified the critical intersection between sustainability and business performance, as well as our commitment to informing the sustainable growth strategies of our clients. Richard’s extensive experience and knowledge of the ESG and climate landscape will position Sustainable1 for continued growth and success; I am delighted that he will be leading Sustainable1 into an exciting next chapter.”

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 has led the company for over 20 years. He has also been serving since earlier this year as Chief Product Officer, for S&P Global Sustainable1.

Mattison said:

“I am delighted to be appointed as President, S&P Global Sustainable1. More than ever, investors and companies seek evidence-based insights, high quality data and advanced analytics to support the decisions driving their strategies linking sustainability and business performance.

“S&P Global Sustainable1 brings together the past and the future. S&P Global has a heritage of decades of trusted relationships with clients and our ESG organization provides the market with both breadth and depth of support as they face a new and emerging operating landscape focused on sustainable and resilient outcomes.”