Beth Burks is a Director of Sustainable Finance at S&P Global Ratings – the international credit rating agency and one of the largest providers of information to inform debt capital markets. In her role, Beth develops, conducts and oversees the analysis of the environment, social, and governance (ESG) performance of corporations accessing the financial capital markets. This includes both analyzing the ESG factors of performance that influence credit quality (the probability of default), and impact on stakeholders that could lead to future financial impacts on these companies. Beth is the lead analyst for EMEA covering all Sustainable Finance evaluations including Second Party Opinions. Beth is one of the architects of S&P Ratings ESG Evaluation, a one-of-a-kind assessment of a company’s ESG strategy and ability to prepare for potential future risks and
Beth is one of S&P Global’s team of delegates that participates annually in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change conference of parties (UNFCCC COP). Her research primarily focuses on net zero targets, water risk, and the social implications of climate change. She holds an MSc Geographical Information Science from Birkbeck College, and a BSc in Mathematics from Imperial College in London.