Topic Archives: Ratings

Rate the Raters 2020

Since our original Rate the Raters research series launched in 2010 and concluded in 2013, the size, influence and complexity of the ESG ecosystem have all increased significantly. The number of ESG standards and frameworks, data providers, ratings and rankings has expanded, with 600+ ESG ratings and rankings existing globally as of 2018 and continuing

Webinar: Rate the Raters 2020

  This webinar on the report Rate the Raters 2020: Investor Survey and Interview Results discussed the findings of our second instalment of our Rate the Raters research, focusing on investor views of ESG ratings. In 2010, SustainAbility undertook its first Rate the Raters project to better understand the ratings landscape and provide perspectives from

Access to Medicines Index Performance

We were commissioned by a top global pharmaceutical company to assess the company’s performance in the Access to Medicine Index (ATMI). We provided technical analysis and consultation to enable the company to continue and improve its efforts to advance access to health around the world. The Access to Medicines Index ranks 20 of the world’s largest pharmaceutical

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

The 2013 Ratings Survey: Polling the Experts

As part of SustainAbility’s Rate the Raters research, GlobeScan and SustainAbility have periodically polled sustainability experts about key sustainability ratings, rankings and indices. We conducted the first survey in 2010, the second in 2011 and this third survey in late 2013. In conducting this survey, our objective is not to “rate the raters”, but rather

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

How Are Companies Using Sustainability Ratings?

When we wrapped up phase four of Rate the Raters in July 2011, we expressed our desire to further understand how ratings were creating value for and being used by companies, investors and other key stakeholders. Throughout our research, we’ve heard a good deal from companies about the pain caused by ratings, and so we

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.