Our Ratings draw on ~350 of Verisk Maplecroft’s 1200+ proprietary indicators across 37 separate issues and 9 ESG dimensions, assessing the entire current and potential sovereign issuer universe.
Our framework puts heavy emphasis on environmental factors, across physical and transition climate risks and natural capital, as well as fully incorporating ethical human rights and labour rights issues.
We use a novel quantitative scoring methodology, based on cluster analysis, that captures the non-linear complexity of the sovereign ESG world more effectively than traditional weighted averages.
With their unique source data, our headline sovereign scores are over 3x more dynamic than a weighted average, making them current, relevant, and fully independent of government influence.
Research demonstrates our ratings and scores can provide powerful signals of potential market movements, as well as exposing hidden momentum and potential ESG tipping points.
Our Ratings deliver our independent ‘house view’ on sovereign ESG, providing a robust foundation for incorporating ESG into sovereign debt strategies, or as an external benchmark for your own approach
Our Ratings provide the specialist third-party view you need to monitor the sustainability of your sovereign holdings and ask your manager’s the right questions to ensure they’re fulfilling your mandate
With investors increasingly engaging sovereigns on ESG issues, our Ratings offer advisors and intermediaries a respected tool to articulate issuers’ ESG stories, and evaluate and benchmark managers’ sovereign ESG strategies