ESG Ratings

The demand for public non-financial information on environmental, social, and governance issues is both maturing and booming. Companies often elect to participate in ESG ratings to showcase their sustainability efforts to their investors and other stakeholders and to improve their performance. Due to the proliferation of benchmarks and ratings and severe incompatibility between the different instruments, companies can become overwhelmed spending disproportionate amounts of their time on reporting at the expense of generating actual change. Streamlining the different ESG benchmarks is essential to increase ESG performance, monitor progress, and guide management decision-making.

 
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May 30, 2022

Winning Sustainability Strategies Online Program: May-July 2022

The IMD Winning Sustainability Strategies Online Program is a “how-to” guide that offers a very pragmatic take on how to integrate sustainability in your corporate strategy – while ensuring it has a strong business case. The program is aimed at business executives, strategy practitioners and sustainability professionals, who are looking to harness sustainability innovation and its strategic implications. Facilitated by the authors Jan van der Kaaij, Managing Partner of Finch & Beak, and IMD professor Benoit Leleux, this edition starts on 30 May 2022.
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Activating Your 2022 CSA Approach: Tips & Take-Aways

Clearly identified material issues, a strong sustainability strategy, and a solid ESG program are important building blocks for successful participation in S&P Global’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). On Wednesday 9 March 2022, Finch & Beak hosted a webinar focused on activating your CSA approach for the 2022 CSA submission. Keynote speaker Edoardo Gai, Managing Director, Head ESG Benchmarking at S&P Global Sustainable1, shared his insights about current ESG trends, how ESG is evolving, and the methodology changes for the CSA 2022. Finch & Beak’s Nikkie Vinke elaborated on ESG activation and shared practical suggestions for setting up a 2022 successful CSA campaign. This article summarizes the key takeaways of the session and includes the downloadable checklist with the three acceleration tips for CSA activation.
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Preparing for an Effective ESG Ratings Season: 5 Tips to Get Ready

As the corporate reporting season is in full swing, ESG ratings such as those that determine the constituents of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and CDP A-list are opening their assessments soon. If your company has decided to participate in S&P Global’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), this article proposes five steps to use the remaining months wisely and get ready for the CSA to open in early April.
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Keynote speaker Edoardo Gai, Managing Director, Head ESG Benchmarking at S&P Global Sustainable1

ESG Acceleration Webinar: Activating Your CSA 2022 Approach

During this webinar, we deep-dived into setting up for successful participation in S&P Global’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment in 2022. Keynote speaker Edoardo Gai, Managing Director, Head ESG Benchmarking at S&P Global Sustainable1, gave insights into the key trends driving the ESG agenda, and the methodology changes for this year's CSA.
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DJSI: Increasing Standards, More Transparency

Reflecting emerging issues and new frameworks, the 2021 Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) raised the bar on topics including diversity, equity & inclusion, climate scenario analysis, and biodiversity. Last December, S&P Global conducted a webcast on the Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) 2021 results and methodology. Download our free summary of webcast's highlights in the attachment of the article.
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How to Assess Your Own ESG Approach

In the first quarter of 2021 total assets in sustainable investment funds increased 19% to a high of almost $2 trillion. With the global ESG data market being expected to reach almost $1 billion in 2021, companies are well-advised to advance their ESG performance. This article provides four elementary questions to help you do just that. Using the accompanying ESG Acceleration Scan, you can perform the assessment for your own company.
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Publication CDP Scores & A List 2021

CDP has announced companies’ scores to the 2021 assessments will be published on Tuesday the 7th of December 2021. On this day, the not-for-profit organization will also publish its annual A List, showcasing the companies that are leading on environmental transparency and action, based on their annual disclosure through CDP’s climate change, forests and water security questionnaires.
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ESG Ratings: Index, Impact or Both?

Just before the results of the 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), were announced, Finch & Beak conducted an ESG survey among DJSI-eligible companies. In the attached report, you can find the main survey results. The overall conclusion from 143 respondents is that for most of the companies, the undesirable trade-off between index and impact occurs frequently due to mounting workloads to generate ESG data and the absence of standards. The report suggests solutions to avoid the 'reporting trap' by scoping sustainability performance as a supply chain challenge, avoiding over-instrumentalism by engaging closely with stakeholders, and selecting and prioritizing the right ESG benchmarks.
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ESG Learning in Action: 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability Index Results

On Friday the 12th of November, S&P Dow Jones Indices announced the results of the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) review. Alphabet, Medtronic, bioMérieux, Warehouses De Pauw and Sika are new members in 2021’s DJSI Indices, while Nestlé, Dow and Danone have lost their spots in the World Index. As ESG transparency is increasing, activation of corporate sustainability programs is an essential factor for success.
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ESG Acceleration Webinar: Activating Your ESG Analysis

Following the publication of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index results for 2021, this upcoming webinar is focused how to leverage the learnings from ESG ratings, and build business value by using them as a tool for engagement and continuous improvement. Together with guest speaker Sam Khola, Director Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability at Liberty Global, we will take a fresh look at how to fine-tune ESG programs and smoothen their implementation.
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