Europe Powers Ahead in Sustainability

Morningstar Sustainability Atlas: Northern Europe leads the way, but China finds itself at the bottom of the rankings because of poor corporate governance

Valerio Baselli 16 April, 2019 | 9:34AM

Morningstar Sustainability Atlas

While much of the world has made substantial improvements in terms of environmental, social, and governance criteria, it’s European countries—particularly those in the North — that hold the title of most virtuous global sustainability leaders. This is somewhat expected, since those nations have always been ahead of the curve on this front, but a few other countries also feature exceptionally strong sustainability profiles.  

In the latest edition of the “Morningstar Sustainability Atlas” we use the constituents of Morningstar country indexes to examine the sustainability profiles of 46 global equity markets. The company-level scores are sourced from Sustainalytics, which also powers the Morningstar Sustainability Rating for funds. Investors can use this data to identify countries with the greatest ESG investment opportunities and most significant risks. They can also track their ESG-related Portfolio Controversy Scores with this data. 

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Valerio Baselli

Valerio Baselli  is an Editor at Morningstar Italy.

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