Fitch Group has announced the launch of Sustainable Fitch offering a range of ESG ratings products for all asset classes globally.
Fitch says Sustainable Fitch assesses the ESG performance and profile of entities and instruments allowing for detailed comparability. Coverage will not be limited to the Fitch credit ratings universe or the existing universe of green or sustainable-linked bonds.
Sustainable Fitch’s capabilities will include:
ESG-integrated credit research and analysis via existing ESG Relevance Scores;
Climate risk assessment through its existing Climate Vulnerability Scores;
Pure ESG analysis and reports via the new ESG Ratings; and
Ongoing sector and thematic ESG research.
Sustainable Fitch will be headed by Andrew Steel, Managing Director, Global Group Head of Sustainable Finance.
“Investors want transparent, cross comparable ESG ratings that look beyond labelling or targets to assess ESG fundamentals,” said Mr. Steel. “Sustainable Fitch will provide investors with best-in-class ESG Ratings, supported by data and analysis backed by the key tenets of consistency, comparability, coverage and granularity.”