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Sustainalytics Awarded Best ESG Research and Ratings Provider for the Second Consecutive Year by Investment Week

Firm recognized for accessibility of its ESG Risk Ratings, breadth of company research coverage,
 and impressive number of distinctive risk indicators


October 12, 2021, London, UK - Sustainalytics, a Morningstar company and a leading global provider of ESG research, ratings, and data, was named Investment Week’s 2021 Best ESG Research and Ratings Provider for the second consecutive year. An independent panel of investment industry experts recognized Sustainalytics for the number of the ESG risks it assesses, the breadth of its company coverage and for making its ESG Risk Ratings publicly available on its website.

Understanding the risk exposure of portfolio companies—and how well they manage ESG issues—is now critical for making more informed investment decisions. Based on a sophisticated methodology, Sustainalytics’ ESG Risk Ratings offer an absolute measure of ESG risk, enabling investors to evaluate company ratings within and outside their respective industries, subindustries, and sectors. For example, clients can directly compare a health care company to an energy conglomerate, an automotive company to a bank, or a software company to a utility service provider.

“We are thrilled to again be named Best ESG Research and Ratings Provider by Investment Week,” said Wilco van Heteren, Executive Director of the ESG Research Team. “With demand for high-quality ESG research and data continuing to accelerate, our team is steadfast in its commitment to support clients and the industry with comprehensive solutions, consistent outcomes and timely innovation.”

Sustainalytics was also selected as a finalist in the Best ESG Investment Initiative category for its Material Risk Engagement program introduced last year. Developed as an engagement overlay to the ESG Risk Ratings, Material Risk Engagement promotes and protects long-term investment value by engaging with high-risk companies on financially-material ESG issues.

The judging panel evaluated the nominees against various criteria, including innovation, leadership, and broader industry impact. Based in the UK, Investment Week is a premier news and analysis service reporting on the investment market for advisers and wealth managers.

To learn more about Sustainalytics’ suite of ESG research, ratings, and data, please visit here

Investment Week Award 2021



About Sustainalytics

Sustainalytics, a Morningstar Company, is a leading ESG research, ratings and data firm that supports investors around the world with the development and implementation of responsible investment strategies. For nearly 30 years, the firm has been at the forefront of developing high-quality, innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of global investors. Today, Sustainalytics works with hundreds of the world’s leading asset managers and pension funds who incorporate ESG and corporate governance information and assessments into their investment processes. Sustainalytics also works with hundreds of companies and their financial intermediaries to help them consider sustainability in policies, practices, and capital projects. With 16 offices globally, Sustainalytics has more than 1,100 staff members, including more than 400 analysts with varied multidisciplinary expertise across more than 40 industry groups. For more information, visit


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