Market Insight: The Role Of EHS In Corporate ESG Ratings
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ESG ratings objectively assess a firm’s capability to manage ESG-related risks. This process involves utilizing publicly available data and engaging with EHS functions that are assuming greater responsibility for managing firm-wide ESG strategies. EHS executives can leverage this report to understand how existing EHS metrics and activities can inform ESG rating assessments. Additionally, the report highlights practices and technologies that support high-quality ESG data collection. Given the rapidly expanding market for ESG investment, firms pursuing ESG ratings can gain a competitive advantage in attracting customers, talent and capital investment.
Table of contentsEHS Functions Are Integral To Achieving Corporate ESG Ratings
ESG Ratings Help Firms Identify Exposure To Long-Term Risks And Signal A Commitment To Sustainable Outcomes
Commonly Collected EHS Metrics Contribute To A Majority Of ESG Rating Frameworks
EHS Functions Are Evolving Their Processes To Meet The Expanding Need For ESG Reporting
The Increasing Demand For Accurate And Timely EHS Data Necessitates Adopting Technology Solutions
Table of figuresFigure 1. The Intersection Between EHS Data And ESG Issues
Figure 2. How MSCI Evaluates Key Issues Managed By EHS Practices