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Upcoming Webinar: How to manage ESG data for controversy monitoring and portfolio screening

Date: 18 October 2022 Time: 4:00pm Singapore / 9:00am London / 10:00am CET / 4:00am ET Duration: 50 minutes ESG controversy monitoring identifies companies’ posing potential ESG controversies such as toxic waste spills or human rights violations, and portfolio screening helps investors understand companies based on ESG criteria – both these issues are increasingly important…

Upcoming Webinar: Approaches to ESG data for analytics

Date: 29 September 2022 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes Volumes of ESG data are huge and continue to grow, questioning how financial institutions with a focus on ESG investing can continuously capture and contain required data sets, master and integrate the data, and ensure data quality for meaningful…

Fitch Unveils Scoring Product Under its New Sustainable Fitch Brand

Sustainable Fitch, the ratings and data company’s ESG unit, has created a ratings product that scores that will provide investors with information on the impact, outcome and performance of entities and their debt issuance. The ESG Ratings, Data and Analysis product offers scores at the entity, framework and financial instrument level.

Webinar Preview: Getting ESG Data Right to Fully Leverage Power of Analytics

The growing body of ESG data is posing a few challenges to financial institutions as they try to make sense of the tsunami of sustainability information entering their systems. Data managers are turning to sophisticated analytical tools including artificial intelligence (AI) to help them clean, digest and utilise the data. How they do that and…

‘Plainspoken’ Morningstar ESG Portal Seeks to Clear Confusion for Retail Investors

Financial research giant Morningstar has launched a “plainspoken” ESG service to help the growing army of global retail investors navigate the sustainable finance landscape. The Chicago-based company’s Investable World is a free data-enriched web portal that walks users through the key concepts, assets and investment strategies that form the backbone of the sustainability sector. It…

Double Materiality ESG Platform Launched by JP Morgan

Sustainable investment clients of JP Morgan will have access to a new ESG digital research platform that offers information and views based on double materiality principles – the impact that a company or asset has on the world as well as how climate and social change influences investments. ESG Discovery is fed by data from…

Clarity AI Partners With BlackRock’s eFront on ESG Analytics for Private Investors

Sustainability tech company Clarity AI has begun providing analytics to private equity investors to meet growing demand for ESG data and analysis from the alternative finance sector. The New York-based company will leverage its sustainability data on about 30,000 firms to create sustainability benchmarks for use by private investors on BlackRock’s eFront platform. Clarity AI…

TCS Tests Model to Fill Gaps in Supply Chain ESG Data

Business IT giant Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) is using digital technologies to assess corporates’ supply-chain sustainability performance. The service is designed to help financial institutions and organisations manage their ESG portfolios, calculate climate and social risks, and meet regulatory obligations. While the initiative is still at the early stages of development, TCS Sustainability Director for…

OS Climate Launches Free Tools it Hopes Will Transform ESG Decision Making

Competitors have become collaborators in a project that has created free tools to help financial institutions and other organisations gauge the sustainability performance of companies and assets. Banks, including BNP Paribas, and asset managers, such as Allianz, have contributed to the OS-Climate project, which aims to increase the easy availability of technology to help with…

Future-Proof Your ESG Data Strategy Across the Enterprise

ESG data is now as important to financial institutions as traditional price and reference data. Ensuring that data is accurate and consistent is critical so that can deploy it in their portfolio and risk management strategies as well as regulatory reporting systems. But ESG data is unlike that they would be used to. It’s often…