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Substantive Research Releases ESG Provider Dashboard for Buy-Side Firms

Substantive Research has released ESG Provider Dashboard, a solution designed to help asset managers compare different aspects of ESG data providers and draw up shortlists of companies that meet their needs for ESG data and analytics. The dashboard covers about 100 data providers and is expected to host towards 150 next month as it expands…

Rimes Names Brad Hunt – Former Strategy Lead at BNY Mellon – as CEO

Rimes Technologies, a provider of managed data services, has appointed Brad Hunt as CEO. The company describes the appointment as a follow-on from a ‘significant growth investment’ in Rimes by Swedish private equity firm EQT Partners in February 2020. Rimes’ co-founder and former CEO, Christian Fauvelais, retains a role on the company’s board and will…

ICE Expands ESG Reference Data Service to Include Companies In Key US Indices

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has expanded the content on its environmental, social and governance (ESG) reference data platform to include high quality, granular data that can be used to make actionable comparisons across companies and sectors. The expansion includes coverage of companies in key indices, including the ICE U.S. 1000 Index, which measures the performance of…

A-Team Group Data Management Summit Virtual Hit the Hot Topics of Data Strategy, Regulatory Reporting, KYC and Onboarding

A-Team Group’s Data Management Summit Virtual, hosted last week by president and chief content officer Andrew Delaney, got off to a great start with a day one keynote by Deborah Lorenzen, managing director, head of enterprise data governance at State Street. Lorenzen was followed by panel sessions focused on using data strategy to drive data…

Orenda Taps Twitter and AI to Provide Real-Time, High-Frequency ESG Scores

Orenda Software Solutions is taking an innovative approach to ESG by tapping Twitter content and using an AI powered platform to provide real-time, high-frequency ESG scores and insights into a company’s reputation that can help measure the sustainability and societal impact of an investment. The company was founded in 2015 by CEO Tanya Seajay, a…

ESGi – an Element22 and Agility Sciences Solution – Offers Buy-Side Firms Trusted ESG Data Updated in Real Time

Data consultancy Element22 and distributed ledger developer Agility Sciences have released ESGi, an innovative solution designed to solve problems of ESG data, such as time lags and accuracy, and provide buy-side firms with trusted data in real time. The release coincides with the first deadline of the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), which comes…

Refinitiv Builds out MarketPsych Analytics with ESG Offer, Rebrands MarketPsych Indices

Refinitiv is building out its portfolio of ESG solutions with the addition of MarketPsych ESG Analytics, an analytics tool that provides numerical ESG insights on companies and countries based on news and social media monitoring. The analytics tool extends a long relationship between Refinitiv and MarketPsych, a provider of data feeds based on the application…

SIX Releases ESG Indices for Swiss Equity And Bond Markets

SIX has drawn on data sources including the independent Swiss sustainability rating agency Inrate to offer two ESG indices for equities based on the Swiss Performance Index (SPI) and 20 ESG indices for bonds based on the Swiss Bond Index (SBI). Inrate has developed an ESG Impact Rating solution that measures positive and negative impacts…

Moody’s DataHub Opens Door for Data Scientists to Explore Billions of Data Points

Moody’s integration of data from across the company into DataHub, a cloud-based data exploration and analytical platform, provides data scientists and analysts across financial services firms with a single location to access, analyse, model and consume billions of data assets. Twelve Moody’s datasets, including entity data from Bureau van Dijk’s Orbis database and ESG data from…

Refinitiv Adds Country SDG Scores to ESG Data Arsenal

Refinitiv’s launch of measures assessing the sustainable development performance of individual countries is the latest of a series of services targeted at the burgeoning ESG investing space. The addition allows Refinitiv to offer asset managers and servicers scores that indicate the degree to which funds, corporations and now countries meet the UNs Sustainable Development Goals…