ESG Ratings Survey: 2021

At the request of our ESG Navigator members, we designed and conducted a comprehensive Survey of ESG Frameworks and Ratings during 2021.

How do I get the final report?

The final report is available to all Bronze, Silver, and Gold members – who can download below.

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Who responded?

More than 50 major (blue-chip) multinational companies across most industry sectors responded.

What questions did we ask?

With considerable input from ESG Navigator members, we designed the survey around these eight topics:

  1. Which frameworks and ratings are most important?
  2. Which have the greatest stature – regardless of whether our company participates?
  3. How do leading companies select which frameworks and ratings to focus on the most?
  4. What are the repercussions of not using individual frameworks or participating in individual ratings?
  5. What is the resource intensity of each?
  6. What are the benefits of individual frameworks and ratings?
  7. What’s the return on investment for each?
  8. What are the trends – which are trending up and which are trending down?

After the survey was finalized, we invited Corporate Eco Forum to join in the effort. The Chair of Corporate Eco Forum said the this was “absolutely top-notch survey; brilliantly done; totally comprehensive.” With that reassurance, we invited ESG Navigator and CEF members to participate.