The importance of sustainability in credit ratings cannot be overlooked

Key Takeaways

  • With credit ratings playing a significant role in attracting investors to the primary and secondary bond markets, the workload of rating advisory firms has increased exponentially in recent years
  • Rating advisors can help companies obtain the best credit rating, leveraging (a) their solid working relationships with key senior rating analysts and (b) their demonstrated ability in anticipating rating considerations and providing precise analytical advice
  • How three rating agencies integrate ESG assessment into the credit rating process, and independent ESG products
  • Acuity Knowledge Partners can assist rating advisors in preparing rating questionnaires, industry research, spreading of financials, peer comparison, indicative rating analysis, ESG risk assessment and rating presentations



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