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Upcoming Webinar: Approaches to ESG data for the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)

Date: 14 July 2022 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes The EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) outlines extensive rules designed to ensure transparency across sustainable financial markets. It also demands huge volumes of non-financial ESG data to be sourced, managed and governed, some of which is difficult to…

Upcoming Webinar: Managing data governance for ESG

Date: 12 July 2022 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes Volumes of ESG data continue to rise, standards and metrics are emerging, and financial institutions must manoeuvre through the maze to source, manage and make best use of ESG data to meet increasing client demand for sustainable investment. They…

ESG Data Handbook 2022

The ESG landscape is changing faster than anyone could have imagined even five years ago. With tens of trillions of dollars expected to have been committed to sustainable assets by the end of the decade, it’s never been more important for financial institutions of all sizes to stay abreast of changes in the ESG data…

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…

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…

Data Quality Remains ESG Hurdle, says Buy-Side Report

ESG data quality remains the biggest hindrance to buy-side financial institutions’ sustainability programmes, according to a new survey, which found low satisfaction rates among a range of data types. Just a quarter of 30 senior executives questioned on their ESG practices by sustainability research firm Verdantix said they thought the quality of ESG data offered…

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,…

ICE to Expand Geospatial Framework for MBS ESG Assessment Globally

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is planning to expand globally a hyper-local geospatial data grid that the market services giant has begun using to provide mortgage investors with sustainability risk information. The Atlanta and New York-based company expects the tool, which can map data to spaces down to 100 metres square and can drill down to the…

What is Digital Transformation and How Do You Get it Right?

While financial institutions are grasping the opportunities offered by the digital transformation of their activities, a number of impediments are hampering some from extending the strategy to their operations teams in the back office. A stubborn corporate culture, fear of change and a lack of planning are just some of the challenges cited by industry…

ElysianNxt Wins A-Team Group Award for Most Innovative ESG Regulatory Reporting Solution

ElysianNxt, a provider of real-time solutions for finance and risk, has developed an ESG reporting platform designed to provide a 360-degree view of the impact of ESG on risk metrics, built using the latest technologies and techniques, and able to accelerate regulatory reporting to real time. The platform won the award for Most Innovative ESG…