Following the launch of S&P Global Ratings’ Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Evaluation, Global Capital interviewed Michael Wilkins, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, S&P Global Ratings.
In the interview, Wilkins discusses the launch, the methodology behind the ESG Evaluation tool, and the pilot studies conducted so far.
Wilkins commented on the tool: “I think it’s ground-breaking because it really does go beyond what a traditional credit rating agency does. We have now started to look at ESG with a different lens, and that is the lens of the impact ESG has on stakeholders across the board. So it’s much broader than the typical focus on the impact on debt and equity.”
The full interview can be found here (behind paywall).