Topic Archives: Ratings

Strengthening Reporting to Support Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

SustainAbility has been working with Drax since 2015 to help strengthen its reporting. In 2016 Drax launched a strategy which included an expansion of its retail offering through the acquisition of Opus Energy. This expansion of the retail business increased Drax’s exposure to business customers and the disclosure of its sustainability performance to this key

SustainAbility at the Global Climate Action Summit: Room for Improvement in Climate Reporting

SustainAbility is at The Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco and will be sharing blog updates about some of the events throughout the week. You can read the first blog of this series here. Room for improvement in climate reporting Event: Reporting Your Climate Commitments: A ‘how to’ discussion with GRI and SASB, September 12th

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