External assessments

Clients and investors of ABN AMRO are increasingly interested in sustainability performance. We acknowledge this wish and have therefore published a number of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Rating Agencies’ assessments of us. In doing so, we provide more transparency to our stakeholders.

Some highlights:

  • In September 2019, ABN AMRO has again been ranked among the top 10% of best banks in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. The Dow Jones Sustainability Index serves as a benchmark for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios.
  • In 2019 ABN AMRO has again been ranked among the top 5% of best performing banks according to FTSE4Good. FTSE4Good assesses the sustainability of banks around the globe in terms of their environmental policies, social policies and governance.

ESG ratings

Dow Jones Sustainability Index

(out of 100)
2014-2015* 53
2015-2016 78
2016-2017 87
2017-2018* 86
2018-2019* 83
2019-2020 79

Sustainalytics

(out of 100)
2014 76
2015 76
2017 82
2018 86
2019 83

FTSE4Good

ESG rating (out of 5)
Dec 2016 4.0
June 2017 4.0
Dec 2017 4.4
Dec 2018 4.6
Dec 2019 4.7

*Scores for 2014-2015 are based on publicly available data. No active participation. 
*The score of 2017-2018 is recalculated based on methodology changes to the 2018 assessment by RobecoSAM.
*RobecoSAM has evaluated ABN AMRO's DJSI score in Q1 2019, on the basis of a Media and Stakeholder Analysis. And lowered it from 86 to 83 points.

ESG Rating agency 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016
Dow Jones Sustainability Index 79 (top 10%) 83 (top 10% - revaluated in Q1 2019) 86 (top 5%) 87 (top 10%) 78 (top 15%)
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Score B (management level) Score B (management level) Score B (management level) Score D (disclosure) -
Sustainalytics ESG Rating 83  (outperformer) 86 (leader) 82 - 76
Sustainalytics ESG Risk Rating 19.4 (Low risk)**** - - - -
MSCI A  (Average) A  (Average) A  (Average) A  (Average) -
FTSE4Good 4,7 (top 5%) 4,6 (top 5%) 4 (top 5%) 4 (top 5%) -
Transparency Benchmark 88,7% (4th place) ***** 193 (10th place) 188 (10th place) 171 (28th place)
IMUG Positive (BBB)* 
Positive (BB)***
Positive (BBB)*
Positive (BB)***
Positive (BBB)*
Positive (BB)***
Positive (BB)*
Neutral (CCC)**
Positive (BB)*
Neutral (CCC)**
ISS ESG (OEKOM) - C+ (Prime) C+ (Prime) - -
ISS Quality Score December 2019:
Environmental: 2
Social: 1
Governance: 2
- - - -
Vigeo Eiris 67 67 58 - -
Management Scope Corporate Impact Index (MSCII) 72 (third place) 74 (third place) 79 (second place) - -
Bloomberg ESG Disclosure Score - 48 44 45 46

* Mortgage covered bonds
** Uncovered bonds
*** Sustainability Rating

**** In 2018, Sustainalytics launched the new ESG Risk Rating which provides a quantitative measure of unmanaged ESG risk and distinguishes between five levels of risk: negligible, low, medium, high and severe
***** In 2018 the Transparency Benchmarks criteria have been updated. As of 2019, the maximum score is 100% and scoring through criteria takes place every 2 years