Fitch throws hat into ESG ratings market with launch of fixed income-focused unit

The credit rating agency has medium-term plans to bring the issuer-pays model to ESG ratings

Fitch Group has announced the launch of a new unit which will rate the ESG performance of companies, in addition to bonds and loans, making it the last of the the big three credit rating agencies to enter into the ESG ratings space.

The newly-created Sustainable Fitch will offer e…

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