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FIs Spending $1.4m on ESG Analytics, Disclosure

A new study that puts a dollar cost to climate-related performance reporting has found that the cost of gathering, analysing and reporting data by financial institutes is $1.37 million annually, while corporate issuers spend US$533,000 a year on disclosures. The report by The SustainAbility Institute by ERM for Ceres and Persefoni, also found that firms…

Meeting the Data Challenges of Europe’s ESG Regulatory Landscape

The European Union’s ESG reporting regulations continue to evolve and represent the biggest recognition yet by any international authority of the role that financial institutions will play in the climate transition. The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), the EU Taxonomy, the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) and the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSDR) are intended to…

FinTech Enabler Xignite Enters the ESG Space with Arabesque Data

Xignite, whose data APIs have helped fuel the fintech revolution, has entered the ESG space. A surge of inquiries during the coronavirus pandemic and growing regulatory oversight has convinced the company to offer ESG data scores and metrics to its customers. The San Mateo, California-based provider of data distribution and management solutions for financial services…

Vendor Strategy: Acuity Knowledge Partners Braces for Growth of ESG Business

Acuity Knowledge Partners has enabled its financial services clients to achieve more than US$3 billion in savings by providing research and analytics services that has streamlined their enterprise workflows and processes. The UK-headquartered company is now rapidly expanding its operations to do the same for those clients’ ESG reporting and management obligations. The data and…

Xignite Builds Broker, Wealth Manager ESG API into ESG Book

Market data distribution provider Xignite has built an API to funnel ESG information to brokers and wealth managers connected to the Arabesque-managed ESG Book. California-based Xignite’s ESG API is also hoped to accelerate the creation of ESG-based financial products, it said. “If you do not offer ESG data and portfolio analytics to your clients today,…

Real Estate ESG Intelligence Firm Deepki to Boost Data Capabilities After New Funding Round

Property data intelligence and carbon accounting company Deepki is looking to boost its data and technology capabilities after raising €150 million (US$165m) in its latest funding round. The London- and Paris-headquartered company is on the scout for acquisitions among internet-of-things (IoT) and other data-gathering technologies to help bolster its emissions monitoring and reporting service for…

Climate Risk Data and Models: Why They’re Important and How Banks and Vendors are Handling Them

Financial institutions are using increasingly sophisticated data and analytical tools to identify and measure the risks that climate change poses to their investments and operations. Data providers including Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), Baringa and Bloomberg, as well as risk-management and controls specialist Acin, are offering their financial clients solutions that can help them track and…

SIX Moves into Aggregation Space with Sustainalytics Partnership

Swiss financial data expert SIX has made a significant step into the data aggregation space with the signing of a deal that will see it include Sustainalytics content in the company’s ESG offering. Company data from Sustainalytics, a Morningstar company, will be incorporated into SIX’s regulatory reporting service, particularly the European Union’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and Taxonomy….

Vendor Strategy: Snowflake Forecasts ESG Growth as It Breaks Down Silos

Snowflake’s Financial Services Data Cloud was launched in the middle of last year with the aim of providing financial institutions access to its cloud-native data resources. From the get go, the US-based company knew that ESG would be a major – and growing part – of its offering. Now Rinesh Patel, Head of Industry, Financial…

GoldenSource to Host FactSet ESG Data

Data provider FactSet’s content has been made available on GoldenSource’s ESG Impact service. Netherlands-based GoldenSource will in turn be listed in Factset’s Open: FactSet Marketplace, where more than 200 feeds, APIs and other products vie for the eyes of financial institutions. FactSet’s Tuvalu Labs ESG data will be included in the feed, which GoldenSource will…