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S&P Global Finalises Acquisition of the ESG Ratings Business from RobecoSAM

S&P Global and RobecoSAM, an affiliate of Robeco, announced today that S&P Global has successfully completed its acquisition of the ESG Ratings Business from RobecoSAM.

This acquisition includes the widely followed SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment; this is an annual evaluation of companies’ sustainability practices. The CSA is recognized as one of the most advanced ESG scoring methodologies, as it draws upon 20 years of experience analysing sustainability’s impact on a company’s long-term value creation.

The ESG Ratings Business is comprised of two units, one administering the SAM CSA for the purpose of issuing ESG Ratings and a second, that provides in-depth reports to companies seeking to understand their performance relative to their peers.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

S&P Global is a global provider of intelligence that allows for companies, governments and individuals to make decisions with conviction. It provides indexes, rating, price assessments, analytical models and valuations.

RobecoSAM is an investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing. It offers a comprehensive palette of products including in-house asset management, Sustainability Indices, corporate sustainability assessments, active ownership and engagement, and customised portfolio benchmarking solutions.