Understanding ESG scores and how to improve them

When it comes to ESG ratings, in order for companies to obtain optimum results, directors and management need to know what information rating agencies take into account in determining company scores. These ratings can carry great influence over investors, as well as the public. Inconsistent and low scores may also lead to activist investors, shareholder proposals or even reputational damage – and missed or lost capital investment.

Yet sometimes, despite best efforts, the scores are inaccurate or inconsistent. Companies may believe they’re on the right track, focusing considerable effort and investment on ESG, but still receive low ratings and rankings.

Georgeson’s ESG advisory services help simplify the process and provide the details you need. We help break down and define the many different rankings and scores, giving you valuable insight into what the information means, what matters for your company, and how to improve your scores. Our experts are also here to provide advice on how to improve your current ESG policies and disclosures.

These ESG rankings and scores – for one company – illustrate the inconsistencies that exist among rating agencies

With Georgeson’s ESG Ratings Guidance, you will:

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    Know which scores you should focus on and why they matter, whether they are they are important to your top investors or shareholder influencers or they impact particular indices.

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    Learn where you may be able to address gaps in your ESG reporting to help improve your scores.

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    Have support with data review requirements including preparing you to engage with different rating agencies and completing rating/score questionnaires (such as CDP or S&P CSA).

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    Learn where your current report stands and any areas where it may have incorrect information.

​With decades of investor experience, Georgeson has a clear understanding of the how companies should navigate the intricate world of ESG ratings. Our dedicated experts are here to help clarify the ESG landscape, and help you get credit you deserve. No matter what stage in your journey, Georgeson will help you conquer your ESG challenges.

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