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GreenBiz2020 - ESG Standards Revolution

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This presentation provides a series of timelines that demonstrate how the sustainability and ESG field has evolved over the years.

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GreenBiz2020 - ESG Standards Revolution

  1. 1. www.erm.com The ESG Standards Revolution
  2. 2. www.erm.com Investor Coalitions and Networks (50+ Years) 1972 $400 billion 2001 $20 trillion 2000 $100 trillion 2003 $25 trillion 2006 $80 trillion 2013 $4 trillion 2015 $86.2 trillion 2017 $13 trillion Copyright @ 2020
  3. 3. www.erm.com RiskMetrics Group buys Innovest FEB 2009 Thomson Reuters buys Asset 4 NOV 2009 Bloomberg buys New Energy Finance DEC 2009 GMI and The Corporate Library merge JUL 2010 Vigeo and EIRIS merge OCT 2015 MSCI acquires GMI Ratings JUN 2014 ISS buys IW Financial JAN 2017 Morningstar buys 40% of Sustainalytics JUL 2017 SEP 2009 Sustainalytics and Jantzi Research Inc. merge NOV 2009 RiskMetrics Group buys KLD MAR 2010 MSCI buys RiskMetrics Group JUN 2012 Sustainalytics acquires Responsible Research SEP 2015 ISS acquires Ethix SRI Advisors OCT 2016 Standard & Poor’s buys Trucost JUN 2017 ISS acquires South Pole Group’s Investment Climate Data Division MAR 2018 ISS acquires oekom research Sustainalytics buys certain assets from Solaron Sustainability Services MAR 2018 APR 2019 Moody’s acquires a majority stake in European ESG ratings firm Vigeo Eiris Moody’s acquires a majority stake in climate data firm Four Twenty Seven JUL 2019 SEP 2019 MSCI acquires environmental fintech and data analytics firm Carbon Delta JAN 2019 Sustainalytics acquires GES International Thomson Reuters acquires FC Business Intelligence, the parent company of Ethical Corporation OCT 2019 RobecoSAM transfers SAM ESG Ratings and Benchmarking to S&P Global NOV 2019 ESG Merger & Acquisition Activity (10+ Years) Copyright @ 2020
  4. 4. www.erm.com 2010 2014 2019 2017 Frameworks, Guidelines & Standards (20+ Years) 2016 2015 2012 2011 200520001997 2020 Copyright @ 2020
  5. 5. www.erm.com Human Capital Investor Perspective fair labor practices; health and safety; responsible contracting and diversity workforce demographics; workforce stability; workforce composition; workforce skills and capabilities; workforce culture and empowerment; workforce health and safety; workforce productivity; human rights; workforce compensation and incentives total headcount, “broken down by the division between full- time and part-time employees, gender, and diversity”; Annual turnover—including both planned and regrettable turnover; Investment in training, skills, and professional development; Employee engagement score gender diversity; employment type, such as full-time, part- time or agency workers; staff turnover; accidents, injuries and workplace illnesses; investment in training and development; pay ratios between the highest paid and median and lowest quartile workers across the company; and employee engagement scores. workforce composition, unionization, worker participation in decision-making, OHS practices, training and development and employee compensation policies. workforce composition, worker welfare, investment in skills and worker representation. Sources: Corporate Disclosure of Human Capital Metrics. October 2017. Retrieved from: https://lwp.law.harvard.edu/files/lwp/files/pension_paper_corporate_disclosure_of_human_capital_metrics_102317.pdf CSHS Human Capital Project. http://www.centershs.org/human-capital.php Managing the ESG Ecosystem 5 2014 2015 2016 2017 2020
  6. 6. www.erm.com The ESG Standards Revolution

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