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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…

FNZ Invests in ESG Data Provider GIST for its Wealth Tools

FNZ has deepened its ties with GIST, making a “strategic investment” in the sustainable data and analytics provider to extend its own ESG offering to wealthy clients. The New Zealand-founded digital wealth management platform said the deal would help enrich corporate data on FNZ Impact, the company’s sustainable investment tool that links its clients with…

A-Team ESG Data and Tech Summit Debuts with a Message of Care

“He who cares wins.” If the many takeaways from A-Team Group’s inaugural ESG Data and Tech Summit in London last week could be summarised in one quote, it is that from Sean Taylor, Executive Director, Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management. The former military serviceman paraphrased the slogan of the UK’s elite army corps, the SAS, to characterise…

RepRisk: SFDR Must Go Beyond Disclosures to Capture Full Impact

European ESG legislation is failing to capture and mitigate the true impact of corporate activities on the environment and society, a leading data provider has said, calling for regulators to go beyond relying on company disclosures. Zurich-based RepRisk has argued that the European Union’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) needs to focus on impact, to…

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…

FinTech Enabler Xignite Enters the ESG Space with Arabesque Data

Xignite, whose data APIs have helped fuel the fintech revolution, has entered the ESG space. A surge of inquiries during the coronavirus pandemic and growing regulatory oversight has convinced the company to offer ESG data scores and metrics to its customers. The San Mateo, California-based provider of data distribution and management solutions for financial services…

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…

SS&C Incorporates Sustainalytics ESG Data into its Advent Platform

Sustainalytics’ ESG data will be available to clients of SS&C’s Advent platform under a new deal struck between the companies. The arrangement will see the Morningstar company’s data used by Advent’s portfolio manager customers, enabling them to combine it with financial data. Connecticut-based SS&C said the data will be available on its Advent Genesis Platform…

Schwab Offers MSCI ESG Ratings to Clients

Investment giant Charles Schwab is to make third-party ESG data available to its customers. The Texas-based financial services firm will offer MSCI ESG Ratings through its web-based research too and via relevant stocks’ Schwab Equity Ratings Report. MSCI’s ratings are designed to gauge a company’s reliance to long-term ESG risks.