ESG measures and assessments are becoming pervasive throughout corporations and financial institutions. In order to make these measures useful, it is important to understand what exactly they are measuring. We will explain what goes into creating an ESG score and outline key use cases such as risk assessment, on-boarding and Know Your Supplier/Customer (KYS/KYC). In addition, since ESG scores are only available for the largest firms, we will also show our methodology for estimating ESG measures for small and medium sized enterprises.
Objectives: 1. What are ESG scores measuring and how do they relate to climate risk? 2. The implications and uses of ESG measures across an organization