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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…

JPM Digs in the Dirt for Supply-Chain Risk Data

JP Morgan Asset Management will soon be using soil analysis data among other forensic sources to calculate supply-chain risk to its investments. As part of the effort, the investment arm of the New York-based banking giant has reportedly hired a third-party vendor to examining soil samples to discover the sources of cotton used by clothing…

Transcend Includes ESG Criteria in Collateral Analytics

Analytics provider to the collateralised markets Transcend will incorporate ESG criteria into its processes. Clients will be able to add ESG performance metrics into their collateral management and workflows. The New Jersey-based company will include metrics including restriction lists, KPI data as well as ESG scores and ratings.

ADC Looks to Fill Gaps in Banks’ ESG Data Competencies

Data science specialist Amsterdam Data Collective (ADC) has grown by helping companies realise the value of data in achieving specific goals, such as building capital position models for banks and improving customer experiences for retailers. But the Dutch company has now also set its sights on filling ESG knowledge gaps in financial institutions’ risk-management processes. Last…

Data Needs Lead Boutique Asset Manager Triodos IM to Take Hands-on Role

For a boutique asset manager, impact-focused Triodos Investment Management gets lots of air time. The recent winner of a MainStreet Partners ESG Champion of 2022 award, the Dutch manager makes no bones about putting its philosophy where its mouth is. The firm recently signed an open letter calling for reform of the European Union’s Common…

RepRisk Opens up its Methodology to Inspire ESG Transparency

RepRisk’s publication of the methodology behind its ESG data is hoped to encourage competitors to follow suit and bring greater transparency to the sustainable investment space. The Zurich-based data vendor made the plumbing behind its services available on its website in the past week. Now available to the public are its Jupyter notebooks, which can…

Persefoni Sees Real-Time Emissions Data Service as Game Changer

Carbon accounting startup Persefoni is building out an emissions auditing platform it says will give real-time visibility into companies’ climate risks. The platform will immediately add data from each corporate transaction and event, giving investors a minute-by-minute account of their portfolio companies’ emissions, Arizona-based Persefoni said. Its climate management and accounting platform (CMAP) uses artificial…

Morningstar Embeds Sustainalystics’ Country Risk Data in its MSR

Financial research provider Morningstar has incorporated Sustainalytics’ country risk ratings to its own Morningstar Sustainability Rating (MSR) product. The data field will be added to the MSR, which offers intelligence on 85,000 fund worldwide. The service is accessible to investors on Morningstar’s website, Morningstar Direct and Morningstar Advisor Workstation. The Canadian company said the new…