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Status: Will be live at 11/22/2019 09:42

AATG Episode 4: Mike Ferguson, S&P Global Ratings’ Director of Sustainable Finance

S&P Global Ratings’ Director of Sustainable Finance, Mike Ferguson, joins the latest episode of our “All About the Green” podcast. Speaking with the IIF’s Chief of Staff, Greer Meisels, the conversation explores S&P Global’s recently launched ESG Evaluation, a way to think about a company’s ability to operate successfully when it comes to risks and opportunities it might face in the future. It looks at a company’s current environmental, social, and governance (ESG) profile and its Preparedness assessment to see how certain ESG factors could directly or indirectly financially impact a company. Greer and Mike also discuss the rapidly evolving landscape of ESG analysis and the role of S&P’s credit analysts in helping to determine the financial materiality of different ESG factors and how those factors affect credit quality.