Rate the Raters 2019
Almost a decade ago, SustainAbility launched a multi-phase research 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 are revisiting Rate the Raters with two new reports.
In this first report of 2019, we analyze the results of a global survey SustainAbility conducted with partner organization GlobeScan. We polled several hundred corporate, NGO, government and other sustainability professionals around the world to assess their views on what makes a good sustainability rating, and which ratings they see as having the highest value and usefulness. We also assessed how sustainability professionals are using ESG ratings and what changes they would like to see in order for ratings to better serve companies, investors and other stakeholders.
Our second Rate the Raters report, to be released later this year, will analyze investor views and use of ESG ratings.
We hope you find this report useful, and as always we welcome your feedback.