“RobecoSAM and S&P Global have agreed to build on the successful existing relationship by transferring the ESG Ratings and ESG Benchmarking Businesses to S&P Global. These units are specialized in providing ESG data, ratings, and benchmarking. They operate under the SAM brand and the transaction includes the widely followed SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA).
As historically, RobecoSAM and Robeco will continue to have access to the CSA data for use in investment strategies and will provide advice on the CSA Methodology. In line with the strategy, the transaction will allow Robeco and RobecoSAM to focus on the interpretation and application of ESG data, as well as sustainable investing research for its core asset management activities.