Policy and Regulation

E, S and G should be rated individually, says Finance Watch

A worker collects timber from tropical rainforest in Kuala Cenaku, Riau Province November 21, 2007 in Sumatra Island, Indonesia.
A worker collects timber from a tropical rainforest in Kuala Cenaku, Indonesia. According to Finance Watch, the use of relative scores may lead to polluting companies still appearing in ESG portfolios. (Photo: Dimas Ardian/Getty Images)

Finance Watch urges Esma to regulate ESG rating providers and estimates they should employ about five times the number of analysts they have now to provide a better overview of a company’s impact on society and the environment. Rating agencies should provide standalone sustainability ratings for environmental, social and governance ...

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