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Equita and Altis present their study on Sustainability and ESG ratings for SMEs

  • Equita and Altis Università Cattolica joined forces to identify a new non-financial rating methodology for SMEs
  • The results of the study "Sustainability: an ad-hoc assessment for SMEs" were presented today at the Cattolica University of Milan

Equita, the leading Italian independent investment bank, and Altis, the Graduate Business School and Society of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, today hosted an event to present the results of their study on ESG ratings for SMEs and to foster the dialogue on sustainability between corporates, institutions and investors.

Nowadays well-established methodologies are often used to assess the company’s ability to create value, generate opportunities and limit risk exposure. Those methodologies should not consider only economic and financial metrics but also ESG performances (environmental, social, governance).

The study “Sustainability: an ad-hoc assessment for SMEs” presented today at the Cattolica University of Milan investigated how ESG rating methodologies could improve the rating process for small and medium enterprises, also encouraging SMEs to value their strengths from an ESG perspective.

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