“Investors increasingly want to know how we plan to grow our business while addressing critical ESG factors.  ESG Navigator helps us measure that and provides an informed best-practice roadmap. In this respect, it is the most robust tool we’ve come across.”

Jon Newton – Eaton Corporation

ESG: A Growing Investor Issue

ESG Navigator is a tool for corporate executives – to assess how their company stacks up today on ESG and to plan strategically for value creation. ESG Navigator is not intended as a tool for investors; however, the ESG conversation in corporations is increasingly integral to investor conversations.

This section of the ESG Navigator website is designed to help corporate executives (C-Suite, Investor Relations, Office of Sustainability, etc.) better understand the growing intersection between mainstream investor interest in ESG and the various ESG ratings and reporting standards — and how both of those ‘fit’ with actions leading companies take to drive value creation.

Remember, ESG Navigator was built by industry – for industry. Every Key Sustainability Indicator (KSI) is a practice many companies initiated on their own to drive business value.

ABCs of ESG Ratings/Reporting

Curious about the difference between SASB and Sustainalytics — FTSE4Good and the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations — questionnaire-based ratings (e.g., CDP, DJSI) and public data-based ratings (e.g., MSCI, FTSE)? Short abstracts of each are provided.

What Feeds What

CDP is an input to Bloomberg and to ISS; ISS is an input to Bloomberg and to State Street; DJSI feeds Bloomberg, as does Sustainalytics. Confused? Here’s our stab at “mapping” what ESG ratings ‘feed’ into what other ratings. Take a look and share your comments and suggestions.

Who Bought Who

There continues to be major consolidation. Morningstar recently purchased Sustainalytics. S&P bought RobeccoSAM who produces DJSI. And before that we have witnessed a decade of major consolidations. Here’s a timeline of who bought who.

Navigate ESG Ratings

On this page, you can “toggle” back and forth between:

  • A group of ESG ratings and reporting standards (listed below) – and
    • Questionnaire-based ESG Ratings: CDP, DJSI
    • Public Data-based ESG Ratings: Bloomberg, EcoVadis, FTSE, Global 100, ISS, MSCI, Refinitiv, Sustainalytics
    • ESG Reporting Standards: SASB, TCFD, GRI
  • “Rainbow Charts” of the four main sections of ESG Navigator: Governance, Strategy, Environment, Social

ESG Ratings Bubble Chart

Would you like to see – on one page – how a dozen of the main ESG ratings and standards compare to actions companies take to capture value from ESG? View extracts here and see how to access as part of your Join options.