The Investment Association (IA) is calling on this year’s G7 Summit to do more to tackle climate change by committing to improve companies’ reporting on climate-related risks. It proposes actions including support for the IFRS Sustainability Standards Board to develop sustainability reporting standards and increased cooperation between national regulators to implement the standards. The IA states: “Investment managers have a vital role to play in the shift to a more sustainable global economy. Ensuring high-quality and comparable data on the risks that companies face from climate change is key to achieving this and meeting net zero targets.”
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Investment Association Calls on G7 Summit to Escalate Commitment to Climate Change
With the implementation of the new Investment Firms Prudential Regime (IFPR), the FCA is aiming to streamline and simplify the prudential requirements for solo-regulated investment firms in the UK. Under the new regime, all MiFID authorized, Collective Portfolio Management Investment Firms (i.e. UK UCITS ManCo and Alternative Investment Fund Management Firms permitted to undertake Additional Activities)...
In this video, Brad Foster, global head of enterprise data content at Bloomberg, discusses the data and data management elements of successful ESG initiatives. Among these he notes the need for a solid data and technology foundation, as well as links between ESG data and other datasets to gain insight and value from the data....
This briefing will explore challenges around assembling and evaluating ESG data for reporting and the impact of regulatory measures and industry collaboration on transparency and standardisation efforts. Expert speakers will address how the evolving market infrastructure is developing and the role of new technologies and alternative data in improving insight and filling data gaps.
A-Team Group’s ESG Handbook 2021 is a ‘must read’ for all capital markets participants, data vendors and solutions providers involved in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing and product development. It includes extensive coverage of all elements of ESG, from an initial definition and why ESG is important, to existing and emerging regulations, data challenges...