Who we are

Overview

Current financial analysis and rating standards are not adapted to the risks and opportunities of the 21st century.
The risk analysis framework needs to be extended to better align investment flows and financing with these new economic and financial realities.

Beyond Ratings offers new financial analysis standards that systematically and transparently incorporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria.

With the recent acquisition of Beyond Ratings by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), we have become part of a leading markets investments infrastructure group and have the enhanced ability to provide our clients with a broader choice of ESG integration solutions across equity and fixed income.

Facts & figures

175+ countries

covered in our
data &s; research

10 000+ stocks

covered in our
data &s; research

370 Billion € AUM

assessed by
Beyond Ratings

229 ESG

country-level indicators
available for 175 countries

90 scoring variables

to evaluate country
creditworthiness

8 nationalities

in our team

Our values

  • Entrepreneurship

    Because we like to convert market
    needs into new business

  • Innovation

    Because we need innovative solutions
    to anticipate and overcome the challengesof the
    21st century

  • Positive Impact

    Because financial performance
    can be sustainable

  • Open Governance

    Because we value the independence
    and transparency of our activities

  • Collective Intelligence

    Because we can achieve better
    results by working together

Partnership & memberships

  • Affiliations
  • Research partners
  • Un principles for responsible investement
  • The green bond principles
  • The forum pour l'investissement responsable
  • Finance for tomorrow
  • Finance innovation
  • 1% for the planet
  • The UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. It works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in integrating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions. The PRI acts in the long-term interests of its signatories, of the financial markets and economies in which they operate and ultimately of the environment and society as a whole. The PRI is truly independent. It encourges investors to use responsible investment to enhance returns and better manage risks, but does not operate for its own profit; it engages with global policy makers but is not associated with any government; it is supported by, but not part of, the United Nations.

  • Beyond Ratings is an observer of the Green Bond Principles. The Green Bond Principles (GBP) are voluntary process guidelines intended for broad use by the market that recommend transparency and disclosure, and promote integrity in the development of the Green Bond market. Launched in April 2014, they are established as the best practice standard for issuing in this market, continuing to evolve in line with market developments.

  • The Forum pour l’Investissement Responsable was created in 2001 by asset managers, environmental and social analysis specialists, consultants, unions, academics and citizens. Investors have since then joined the Forum. Their common objective: to promote social Responsible Investment (SRI), to allow more investments integrate social cohesion and sustainable development issues. Along with other SIFs (Social Investment Forum), the Forum pour l’Investissement Responsable – French SIF is a founding member of the European network Eurosif.

  • Finance for Tomorrow is an initiative led by Paris EUROPLACE and the actors of the Paris Financial Center to promote sustainable finance in France and internationally. This contributes to a shift in financial flows towards a low carbon and inclusive economy, in line with the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
    Beyond Ratings is part of the Working Group #5 on Green bonds, which seeks to develop the issuance of green and sustainable bonds and the ability of the Paris Financial Center to influence international standards by strengthening the French presence in existing bodies.
    Find more information about Finance for Tomorrow here.

  • Finance Innovation is a global business and research cluster dedicated to financial services, a widescope initiative of the Paris financial marketplace banks, insurance companies, asset management firms, consulting firms, service providers to financial institutions, universities, and research centres. Its goal is to draw upon the strengths of the Paris financial marketplace in order to create new high added value industrial and research projects to increase the market share of the French financial services industry in the European and international competition.

  • 1% for the Planet connects dollars with doers. Here’s how: we link businesses, individuals, and nonprofits to help create partnerships that protect the planet. We collaborate with individual and business members to identify environmental organizations that will make the greatest impact and align with your giving goals. We certify that every dollar contributed goes to a vetted, trusted nonprofit. Our members have given tens of millions of dollars to the environment, and our nonprofit partners are doing the hard work of restoring our planet for the future. Our goal is to not only direct giving toward environmental causes, but to increase the overall amount of global dollars going to help protect the planet.

  • The energy and Prosperity academic chair
  • The institute for climate economics
  • Grizzly Responsible Investement
  • Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Économiques
  • The Energy and Prosperity academic chair is a newly created long term research initiative hosted by the « Fondation du Risque » at Institut Louis Bachelier. The chair is co-headed by Gaël Giraud, economist at Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne (CES) and Jean-Pierre Ponssard at the laboratory for econometrics of Ecole Polytechnique. Beyond Ratings is an associated founding partner of the chair.

    The chair is investigating four main academic themes: Macroeconomic modeling of energy transitions; Energy best practices in the secondary sector; Innovative financing of energy transition infrastructures; Banking and Insurance regulatory framework evolutions and long-term financing.

  • I4CE is an initiative of Caisse des Dépôts and Agence Française de Développement. The Think Tank provides independent expertise and analysis when assessing economic issues relating to climate & energy policies in France and throughout the world. I4CE aims at helping public and private decision-makers to improve the way in which they understand, anticipate, and encourage the use of economic and financial resources aimed at promoting the transition to a low-carbon economy. I4CE benefits from a large network of partners.

  • Grizzly Responsible Investment is a research and services company specialized in sustainable development, enterprise social responsibility and repsonsible investment. Grizzly develops a robust in-house research.

  • The Paris-based Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Economiques (OFCE), or French Economic Observatory, is an independent and publicly-funded centre whose activities focus on economic research, forecasting and the evaluation of public policy. Its 1981 founding charter established it as part of the French Fondation nationale des sciences politiques (Sciences Po), and gave it the mission is to “ensure that the fruits of scientific rigour and academic independence serve the public debate about the economy”. The OFCE fulfils this mission by conducting theoretical and empirical studies, taking part in international scientific networks, and assuring a regular presence in the media through close cooperation with the French and European public authorities. The work of the OFCE covers most fields of economic analysis, from macroeconomics, growth, social welfare programmes, taxation and employment policy to sustainable development, competition, innovation and regulatory affairs

Awards & recognition

  • Finalist
    Innovative Climate Finance Tool Competition
  • Special Mention
    International Award on Investor Climate-Related Disclosures
  • The Innovative Climate Finance Tool Competition aims at encouraging the development of new financial tools to facilitate sustainable investment.
    We were shortlisted with our online platform CLAIM (Climate Liabilities Assessment Integrated Methodology).

    CLAIM is a proprietary and unique methodology developed in order to analyse climate strategies, allowing investors to go further in their carbon disclosure reporting and offering unique insights for long-term risk management.

  • On October 28th, 2016, MNRA received special mention for the “Prix international du meilleur reporting climatique des investisseurs” (International Award on Investor Climate-Related Disclosures). By leveraging analyses conducted by Beyond Ratings, MNRA was recognized for the high caliber of their investor climate report and the originality of their approach.

    Beyond Ratings’ services were critical for MNRA to quickly develop a state-of-the-art sovereign analysis framework, both in terms of the alignment of investments with climate objectives, and the exposure of assets to climate risks.

    Organized by the Office of the Commissioner General for Sustainable Development and the association 2° Investing Initiative, the prize was awarded at a ceremony chaired by Mrs. Ségolène Royal of the OECD, the Minister of Environment, Energy and Sea and President of COP21.

    This project was part of the movement to mobilize actors in the financial market in the fight against climate change. It is also part of the French energy transition law for green growth (Article 173-VI). In 2016, Beyond Ratings helped French and foreign institutional investors manage more than 75 billion sovereign assets in assessing the energy and climate challenges of their investment portfolios.