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In this insightful white paper, we outline our approach to evaluating ESG risks in all our rated sectors and highlight key trends and patterns.

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Introducing ESG Relevance Scores

A two-minute walkthrough of Fitch’s ESG Relevance Scores for corporate issuers from Richard Hunter, Global Head, Corporates.

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ESG Relevance Scores Data

With value-neutral scoring designed specifically for credit risk, you can pinpoint relevant ESG risks for the majority of Fitch Ratings publicly-rated entities and transactions across various sectors.


US States Strategize for Clean Energy Transition

US States Strategize for Clean Energy Transition

Ukraine War Intensifies Low-Carbon Supply-Chain Disruptions

Credit Brief - Green and Social Securitisation: Global Momentum to Continue

Growing Crypto Mining Could Affect Energy Markets

Global Pharma and Biotech Pivots Towards R&D Productivity

2022 Credit Outlook - Neutral Sector Outlook Maintained for EMEA Renewable Energy

Effects of Historic Drought Vary Across Brazilian Corporates

Governance Most Influential Global Infrastructure ESG Factor

2021 Virtual Investor Series - ABS

Water, Air Quality, Energy, Biodiversity & Extreme Climate Issues to Affect Credits

FitchCast – Global Structured Finance Performance: A Year Into a Global Pandemic

US Climate Policy May Alter Some US Corporate Business Models

Fitch Long Term ESG Vulnerability Scores

ESG Impact on Strategy, Financing, Policies Will Grow in 2021

Fitch on ESG-Considerations for Infrastructure Ratings Panel

Investors and Corporates Perceive Future ESG Risks Differently

ESG Credit Quarterly Q1 2020

Coronavirus Tests EV Growth, Raises EU Carmakers’ Penalty Risk

Lure of Higher Inflows to Fuel ESG Fund Launches Post-Coronavirus

Industry Faces Climate Transition Challenge

German 2030 Climate Package May Become Green Law Blueprint

Political Concern and Refinancing Risks – Key Findings from the Fitch Ratings-FinanceAsia 2020 Asia Credit Market Outlook survey

Global Wildfire Risk Illustrates ESG Factor Relevance for Credit

Credit Outlook 2020: Fitch's Approach to ESG

Introducing ESG Relevance Scores - An Update for Structured Finance and Covered Bonds

2019 Global Banking Conference HK – How ESG Risk Influence Financial Institutions’ Ratings

2019 Global Banking Conference HK – How Investors View the ESG Relevance Scores

Milken Institute Global Conference 2019 – Portfolio Risks: What Are You Ignoring?

Introducing ESG Relevance Scores - An Update for Public Finance and Infrastructure

Milken Institute MENA Summit - ESG in a World in Transition​


05In the News


Etihad Airways' transformation continues to deliver results

“Pushing the frontiers of sustainable financing, we issued the first-ever sustainability-linked ESG loan in aviation, while at the same time reducing our outstanding debt by more than 20%. All these factors combined resulted in a strong year-end liquidity position, aligned to our pre-pandemic levels, and in a steadfast 'A with a stable outlook' credit rating reaffirmed by Fitch."


07Sector Analysts

Andrew Steel
Sustainable Finance
Managing Director
+44 20 3530 1596 |

Marina Petroleka
Sustainable Finance
Senior Director
+44 20 3530 1072 |

David Mc Neil
Sustainable Finance
Head of Climate Risk
+44 20 3530 1942 |

08Business Contacts

Aymeric Poizot
Global Head of Investor Development
+33 1 44 29 92 76 |