Topic Archives: Ratings

Webinar on Rate the Raters: Expert Views on ESG Ratings

  Almost a decade ago, SustainAbility launched a multi-phase program, Rate the Raters. The program was designed to influence and improve the quality of corporate sustainability ratings and proved highly popular with companies and other stakeholders. This year, we revisited Rate the Raters with new research. The webinar focused on the results of a global

Rate the Raters 2019

In an effort to help inform company and investor decision making around ESG ratings, SustainAbility embarked on a two phase research process to provide updated data on perceptions of ESG ratings today. In this first phase, we analyze the results of a global survey SustainAbility conducted with our partner organization GlobeScan. We polled several thousand

Rate the Raters 2018

In May of 2010, SustainAbility launched a multi-phase research program, Rate the Raters (RtR). RtR was designed to influence and improve the quality and transparency of corporate sustainability ratings. It proved enormously popular. Many companies and financial industry stakeholders tell us they still regularly reference this seminal work. Now we propose to re-engage on this

Rate the Raters: Phase Five

In May of 2010, we launched a multi-phase research program entitled Rate the Raters, which aimed to shed light on the universe of corporate sustainability ratings and to influence and improve their quality and transparency. There remain a number of important, unanswered questions, around how ratings are being used by sustainability professionals and investors. Tweet

Rate the Raters: Phase Four

In May of 2010, we launched a multi-phase research program entitled Rate the Raters, which aimed to shed light on the universe of corporate sustainability ratings and to influence and improve their quality and transparency. Phases one, two and three explored the ratings landscape today, how ratings work, and where there is room for improvement.

Rate the Raters: Phase Three

Corporate sustainability ratings are going mainstream, but how they work in practice remains somewhat of a mystery. For phase three of Rate the Raters we conducted in-depth evaluations of 21 ratings, in an attempt to shed light on this important area. The 21 ratings we focused on were a representative sample of the 100+ ratings

Rate the Raters: Phase Two

“Sustainability indexes lack own transparency” Reuters, September 2010 “When Pigs Fly: Halliburton Makes the Dow Jones Sustainability Index” RP Siegel, Triple Pundit, September 2010 We’ve seen headlines like these before. In what has become a seasonal occurrence, the release of a new or updated rating of corporate sustainability performance is followed in many quarters by

Rate the Raters: Phase One

In 2010, there are a dizzying number and variety of external ratings, rankings, indices and awards that seek to measure corporate sustainability performance. Stakeholders of all kinds – investors, consumers, employees, etc. – are increasingly relying on these ratings to help inform their decisions (to invest, purchase, work, etc.). Companies also rely on such ratings