Verisk Maplecroft: US no longer developed market for ESG

Emerging market leaders are catching up

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Five-year analysis for the G20 across 37 risk issues and nine ESG dimensions show the ratings gap between emerging and developed markets is closing.
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Five-year analysis for the G20 across 37 risk issues and nine ESG dimensions show the ratings gap between emerging and developed markets is closing.

The US is no longer a developed market when it comes to ESG qualities, according to research from Verisk Maplecroft.

The firm - which has carried out analysis of sovereign ESG ratings - comments that the US is now "de-merging" and is only rated 3. The ratings are on a scale from 1 to 5+. This is due to low scoring across environmental and social criteria. The firm's analysis comments the US is now appearing "shaky" in the "sources of instability" dimension of governance risks. Bloomberg Intelligence upgrades ESG predictions for 2025 The US has now been overtaken by South Korea, which is rated 5-, with several emerging markets in the G20 - including Mexico (3) and Indonesia (2+) - closing the gap ...

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