Sustainable Fitch Launches ESG Ratings Product for Investors
Sustainable Fitch has launched its ESG Ratings product for investors. ESG Ratings, Data & Analysis offers granular and transparent ESG ratings and sub-scores at an entity, framework and instrument level. ESG ratings are provided on an absolute and fully cross-comparable rating scale, with qualitative commentary from ESG analysts, produced via robust processes that ensure the independence of our ratings.
The granular and modular nature of Sustainable Fitch's dataset allows investors to distinguish between ESG impact, outcome and performance at a detailed individual factor level. Sustainable Fitch's "ESG Ratings, Data & Analysis" offers the capability to compare individual characteristics of entities and debt issuance between entities within a sector, across different sectors and across asset classes.
ESG Ratings are on an absolute scale, comparable across sectors and geographies, and are monitored for both positive performance and controversial incidences.
Andrew Steel, Managing Director, Sustainable Fitch, says:
"Investor demand for more detail and clarity in ESG continues to grow. We are pleased to offer transparent, cross-comparable ESG Ratings for entities, debt instruments and frameworks. Building on our track-record of best-in-class ESG data and analysis, Sustainable Fitch's ESG Ratings allow investors to both evaluate and distinguish ESG impact, outcome and performance at a detailed individual factor level."
Sustainable Fitch recently launched ESG Scores for Leveraged Finance, which provides the CLO investment community with granular assessment of environmental, social and governance factors for leveraged finance entities and labelled issuance.
Market participants with queries related to our "ESG Ratings, Data & Analysis" should contact [email protected], while queries specifically about our Leveraged Finance ESG Scores should be sent to [email protected].
Notes to Editors:
Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research, and Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of data, research and analytics. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.