Improving ESG Rating Performance

– A Stepwise Guideline for Issuers and Investors

This guideline summarizes a series of discussions facilitated by CSR LINK throughout 2019, focusing on improving ESG Ratings performance. In the discussions, Issuers as well as Investors, advisors, engagement agencies and Ratings Agencies participated.

During the process, Issuer’s and Investors’ attitudes to ESG ratings were observed not only in relation to Rating Agencies, but also internally within their organizations. As a result, an improvement potential was identified in their general approach to ESG ratings. Building on the observations and the potential for improvement, a simple approach has been outlined that provides an overall systemic view of the Issuer Rating Agency Investor interaction. It is on this basis that the Guide’s recommendations have been prepared.

The guideline: Improving ESG Rating Performance

More information on the process, including key notes

For more information and questions/comments: contact Jens Prebensen,

CSR LINK would like to thank the following organizations for their support, hosting and participation in the process.