“Credit ratings agencies embrace more systematic consideration of ESG” – UN PRI – May 26, 2016

In a press release published on May 26, 2016 the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) announced:  “Leading credit ratings agencies are joining an initiative to look at environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in a more systematic way, the PRI announced today. To kick-start that initiative, 100 investors managing US$16 trillion of assets, and six credit rating agencies have signed a Statement on ESG in credit ratings.

The credit ratings agencies taking part in the initiative include S&P Global Ratings, Moody’s, Dagong, Scope, RAM Ratings and Liberum Ratings.”

You may read the press release on the press page of the PRI internet site, where you may also download the Statement.