Leading credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics provider S&P Global announced today a significant milestone in transparency, with the launch of publicly available access to S&P Global ESG Scores on 9,200 companies. The scores are available on a new webpage rolled out by the company, highlighting S&P Global’s full suite ESG solutions.

Access to ESG scores is quickly becoming a key transparency issue for investors. S&P Global’s announcement follows the recent launch by Refinitiv of free access to its own company ESG scores.

Martina Cheung, Head of ESG at S&P Global and President of S&P Global Market Intelligence said:

“With increasing interest in ESG, reporting standards are evolving and market participants across every industry are looking to measure and manage ESG risks and opportunities. As one of the world’s most trusted data and analytics providers, S&P Global is committed to providing more transparent and comparable insights on ESG performance.”

S&P Global ESG Scores incorporate over 1,000 data points collected from both public sources and data provided directly by companies through the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). The scores are the key factor for selecting companies for the preeminent Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), and the underlying data also used as part of the analytical tools for the S&P ESG indices and S&P Global Market Intelligence Portfolio ESG Analytics, as well as being an entry point for the S&P Global Ratings ESG Evaluation.

Cheung added:

“The launch of publicly available S&P Global ESG Scores on over 9,000 companies, backed by the legacy of the CSA, will help increase dialogue and enable actionable decisions for all market participants.”

Other features of the new website include an easy-to-use ESG Score finder with in-depth information on criteria and methodology, an ESG Product Finder, powered by Kensho and based on the S&P Global Marketplace storefront, features a suite of ESG product offerings from S&P Dow Jones Indices, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Global Platts, S&P Global Ratings and S&P Global Trucost, as well as the S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook, a comprehensive publications providing in-depth analysis on corporate sustainability performance.

Click here to see the new S&P Global ESG data webpage.