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Confluence Adds MSCI ESG Research Data into Style Analytics

Confluence Technologies, a solutions provider to the investment management industry, has integrated MSCI ESG Research data into its factor investing analytics solution, Style Analytics. The data will help asset managers and fund selectors by offering in-depth analysis, comparison, and enhancement of portfolios. Damian Handzy, managing director, analytics, at Confluence, comments: “Style Analytics’ integration of MSCI’s…

Vendor Strategy: Impact Cubed Has a 3D Vision for ESG

The novelty of the ESG data space has inspired many innovations to help financial institutions build their sustainability investment and risk programmes. Most have sought to fill gaps in the nascent data market. Impact Cubed, however, found its impetus in a very different experience: disenchantment with what was already on offer. The investment solutions  company was…

ESG Data &Tech Summit London 2024 to Shine Light on Changing Industry

What a difference a year makes. As A-Team Group prepares for its third annual ESG Data and Tech Summit London in May, we find ourselves at a pivotal moment in the evolution of sustainable market data. In March 2022, we were anticipating momentous change. After years of growth in sustainable markets, participants were braced for a slew…

SIX Adds to ESG Products With SME Assessment Tool

Swiss financial giant SIX has launched a tool that will enable banking clients to make assessments on the sustainability performance of small- and medium-sized enterprises on their loan books. The service is backed by Greenomy, an ESG assessment and reporting company that the Swiss company acquired late last year. With Greenomy’s software-as-a-service platform, the solution…

Generative AI in 2024 – The Look Ahead for Investors

By Marsal Gavaldà, CTO, Clarity AI. Unlike some technology trends, the hype around generative artificial intelligence (AI) will not fade, and I expect AI to remain a priority for investors in 2024. The emergence of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) is a watershed moment in the tech industry, as transformational as the advent of the internet,…

Novata Carbon Navigator Aims to Reduce Cost and Complexity of Disclosures

Novata, a fast-growing start-up that is providing ESG data solutions to private market investors, has unveiled a carbon-tracking tool that’s devised to be affordable and user friendly to even the smallest portfolio company. The New York-based technology company’s Carbon Navigator helps companies and private equity general partners (GPs) calculate their carbon emissions and compare their performance against…

Estimand AI is Finding ESG Influences Nobody Knew Existed

Bananas aren’t the first things that come to mind when considering how to gauge the effectiveness of an ESG investment thesis. But the link between the price of the humble tropical fruit and historical economic events are among the unlikely findings of a 11-month-old artificial intelligence-based modelling company that’s helping sustainability investors look at their…

SIX Climate Data Launch Ushers ‘One-Stop Shop’ Data Era

SIX has kickstarted a programme of ESG product releases planned for 2024 with the unveiling of a climate data offering, part of the Swiss financial services giant’s evolution into a “one-stop shop” for data and analytics. The latest addition to SIX’s sustainability data armoury will feature climate-specific datasets supplied by MSCI, Inrate and the CDP,…

ISS ESG Enhances Biodiversity Tool to Offer Portfolio Report

The sustainable investment arm of ISS STOXX, ISS ESG, has enhanced its biodiversity assessment product with a new portfolio report, and has expanded the full solution’s coverage to over 17,000 companies. ISS ESG’s Biodiversity Impact Assessment Tool (BIAT) Portfolio Report add-on enables investors to compare a portfolio’s biodiversity risk and impact against a benchmark, and is…

2023 in Review: The Rise of the Machines

Artificial intelligence (AI) seemed to take on a life of its own in 2023. ChatGPT, the large language model-based (LLM) generative AI (GenAI), grabbed headlines with horror stories of hallucinations and doomy sci-fi predictions of lost jobs and machines running wild over humanity. Most ignored the fact that AI in its various forms had been…