The Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) empowers you to leverage the unique expertise and the proprietary methodology and database underlying the world’s most renowned sustainability indices.
The SAM CSA, established by RobecoSAM, is now issued by S&P Global. RobecoSAM, an asset manager focused entirely on sustainable investing, established the CSA in 1999. The CSA has become the basis for numerous S&P ESG Indices over the last two decades attracting billions of USD in assets. S&P Global’s acquisition of the CSA includes the transition of the related ESG ratings and ESG benchmarking teams that will operate out of S&P Global Switzerland, Zurich branch.
The SAM ESG Research team is responsible for the SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), from the methodology behind the assessment through the data collected each year to the evaluation and scoring of individual companies. The team’s ultimate responsibility is to collect and aggregate feedback from all core internal and external stakeholders and translate it into a uniform and up-to-date approach to assessing corporate sustainability performance. These updates ensure the continued relevance of issues already captured and to address emerging sustainability issues expected to have an impact on companies in years to come. The proprietary database managed by the team contains more than two decades of ESG data on the largest companies in the world.
ESG Benchmarking is a separate business unit within S&P Global Switzerland SA, founded in 2006. Our services focus on leveraging SAM's sustainability know-how to drive sustainability business practices by offering companies, experts and practitioners a range of unique services to evaluate their sustainability performance in a credible way.