Why ESG Investors Need Good Data

Complaints about ESG ratings reflect "maturing, robust" industry, Sustainalytics founder Michael Jantzi says, adding that ratings diversity is a sign of a healthy market

Leslie Norton 18 October, 2021 | 12:58PM
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A spate of critiques of sustainable investing has arisen lately, with some choice words reserved for issuers of environmental, social, and governance ratings, such as Morningstar’s Sustainalytics division. Indeed, one sharp-tongued critique likened the usefulness of such ratings to emojis

We checked in with Michael Jantzi, founder of Sustainalytics, for his reactions. Jantzi, a longtime industry observer, is a firm believer that a sharp tongue is no indicator of a good argument. Here’s an edited version of his comments.

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Leslie Norton  is Editorial Director of Sustainability at Morningstar