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

Acquisition announced on November 21, 2019 is now closed

New York/Zurich, 10 January 2020 – S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI) and RobecoSAM, an affiliate of Robeco, announced today that S&P Global has successfully completed its acquisition of the ESG Ratings Business from RobecoSAM which includes the widely followed SAM* Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) – 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 analyzing 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.

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