Apex GreenLight ESG Ratings’ methodology is based on the most relevant sustainability standards, such as TCFD, SASB, UN Global Compact. It will also align to the requirements currently being defined in the EU Action Plan for Sustainable Finance. The verification process will follow an algorithmic methodology, to deliver the most objective rating possible while scoring will be based on proven benchmarks plus a set of pre-defined rules.
The underlying data used for evaluating the ratings will be sourced directly from the companies to ensure accuracy. This is possible through Apex’ network of 40+ offices and its existing client base of over 6,000 clients, many of which invest in privately-held companies. This access will support GreenLight’s goal to set the standard in private company ESG ratings.
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