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Sustainalytics’ ESG Data Now Available on Bloomberg Terminal

Bloomberg has added Sustainalytics’ ESG Research and Ratings service to its terminal data product as the New York-based giant gears up its sustainability offering to financial institutions. Morningstar-owned Sustainalytics will supply its Risk Ratings data and Controversies Research reports, giving Bloomberg customers access to ESG risk management information and details on ESG-related incidents involving any…

Recorded Webinar: Meeting the requirements of the EU’s ESG Disclosure Regulation

The EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) is central to the European drive towards a sustainable financial market. As such, it is complicated and multi-faceted, and makes rigorous demands on financial firms to source large volumes of ESG data and meet numerous reporting obligations. Key elements of disclosure include sustainability risk, principle adverse impacts, and…

GoldenSource Integrates ICE ESG Reference Data into its EDM Platform

Enterprise data management provider GoldenSource has begun offering clients ICE Data Service’s ESG Reference Data product integrated with its own ESG Impact offering. New York-based GoldenSource said the tie up, which is already available to customers, would help fill gaps in the global sustainability and governance data record. While ICE’s data has been offered on…

Vendor Strategy: Element 22 Joins the Fast Track Straight Out of the Blocks

Element 22’s ESG data product is among the newest in the industry. Launched in March, ESGi provides buy-side firms with a unique means of connecting directly with corporates to gain insights into their ESG credentials. It didn’t take long for this innovative approach to data gathering to attract high-profile attention. Within just a few months…

Keynote Video: Fireside Chat About Approaches for Delivering your ESG Data Strategy

In case you missed it, here was a great keynote from our speaker Suvrat Bansal, Founder of Stellar Data Labs – and former CDO at UBS Asset Management – discussing how to deliver your ESG data strategy at our recent Data Management Summit Virtual. Watch the replay here. To read in more detail about his…

BNEF to Extend Transition Risk Scores to Metal, Mining Companies

Bloomberg’s BNEF is to extend its climate transition risk scores to cover more industries, the latest addition to the data giant’s growing suite or ESG-focused offerings. The metals and mining industries will now be included in BNEF’s tool, which was launched earlier this year to cover the oil and gas sectors. The transition score service…

ESG Growth Will Require Dedicated Research Teams: Stellar Data Labs’ Bansal

Financial institutions will need to create highly trained teams dedicated to properly interpreting the growing volumes of ESG data they’re receiving, a leading data executive has forecast. But the novel nature of the information will mean data professionals must give up some of their autonomy to researchers who are better equipped to incorporate it into…

Level 2 SFDR ESG Disclosure Requirements are on the Horizon – Is Your Organisation Ready to Comply?

The EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) is central to the European drive towards a sustainable financial market. It is also complicated and multi-faceted, and makes rigorous demands on financial firms to source large volumes of ESG data and meet numerous reporting obligations. Key elements of disclosure include sustainability risk, principle adverse impacts, and a…

‘Light Bulb’ Moment Looms for Data Reporting, Says Solidatus

The financial data industry is experiencing an ESG “lightbulb moment” as regulators and financial institutions get to grips with challenges facing corporate disclosure and data quality, according to Solidatus. The recent introduction of the EU’s SFDR and, probably more importantly, the Bank of England’s stress tests of lenders’ climate risks are likely to prove a…

Data an Obstacle to Banks’ ESG Reporting, Says Acin

Banks and asset managers are failing to deal with climate risks adequately, according to a survey whose authors said a lack of “true, fair, accurate, honest and comprehensive” data was partly responsible. Risk and control data standards provider Acin said only 19 per cent of 63 global organisations surveyed on their preparedness to meet climate-related…