State Street Global Advisors reveals the story behind R-Factor™
In this case study, we learn how the financial materiality of ESG issues and increasing client interest in ESG investing led State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) to develop R-Factor™, an ESG scoring system that leverages SASB’s work to generate a unique ESG score for publicly listed companies. Investment leaders at SSGA explain their approach to measuring ESG performance, including design and use of R-Factor™ to filter and assess ESG data. SSGA breaks down the anatomy of an R-Factor™ score, including an example of how information from a data provider might be filtered through SASB’s framework. For more information on how third parties license SASB data, visit our commercial use page.
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