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Introducing’s ESG Sovereign Risk Model

Available now, plus our Sovereign Risk Scores and other improvements

Bernhard Obenhuber
Oct 17, 2019

The team has been busy in recent months. In this article we want to share what we’ve been up to.

ESG Sovereign Risk Platform

We’re excited to announce the launch of our ESG Sovereign Risk Model, a separate platform that explicitly accounts for environmental and social factors. We find that incorporating such risk factors alongside more traditional ones offers a more nuanced and comprehensive view of a country. And, unlike other ESG models, ours offers free access to a sophisticated rating platform and empowers the crowd to generate consensus ESG sovereign ratings. You can find all the details here.

A growing community

In the past year, our community has grown beyond our expectations. Over 2,100 people from more than a hundred countries have registered and many have created ratings. The platform is now being used by people from large industrial companies, banks, asset managers and public institutions. This is a testament to the quality of our platform and its capacity to offer unbiased, detailed country risk assessments. A number of universities around the world have even adopted our platform as a teaching tool. We love seeing so many people get so much value out of Join us here.

Our brand new webpage

We haven’t just grown our community; we’ve also added new services. Chief among them are our various Sovereign Risk Scores: tools to help you identify key vulnerabilities and opportunities so you can make better investment decisions. We’ve also created a blog where we talk about country risk, sustainable finance and other topics.

With so much happening, we thought this would be a great time to give our website a fresh new look. So, check it out and let us know what you think:

We hope you like the updates and that they help you with your work. We’re also available for free webinars about country risk — just click this link hereto arrange yours or to share your ideas on how to make even better.

Thank you for being part of the community!

Jenny & Bernhard

Co-founders of

About provides free access to a comprehensive and transparent country risk rating framework and ESG sovereign risk assessments. The rating platform is open to everyone. The platform also encourages the constructive exchange of findings and ideas among its users. As members of the community, we collectively generate multiple rating views for a given country based on each individual’s fundamental analysis.

Join and make sovereign ratings a public good:

Written by:
Bernhard Obenhuber