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Upcoming Webinar: Sourcing and managing ESG disclosure data to ensure compliance

Date: 8 February 2022 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes As interest in ESG investing continues to accelerate, asset managers must source and manage increasing volumes of ESG disclosure data. Data volumes are not the only problem, with different types of ESG disclosure data, the need to master the…

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…

ESG Reporting Has Come a Long Way, but Has Further to Go

Huge steps have been made in recent years to bring ESG reporting standards up the level of reported financial information – but there’s a long way to go yet. A shortage of data, a lack of harmonisation on standards and the sheer number of vendors are among the key challenges facing the industry as regulators…

The View in 2022 – Another Pivotal Year in ESG

In many ways 2021 was a watershed year for ESG. The European Union’s implementation of Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) began in earnest and other regulators around the world – especially in the UK – indicated they may soon follow suit. The COP26 United Nations climate summit later in the year provided a galvanising impetus…

Vendor Strategy: Orenda Sifts Through Funny Cat Videos For ESG Data Gold

The sustainability movement that is transforming financial services was kick-started by growing public outrage at the impact of human activities on the natural world. In the days before the internet, those feelings were articulated in protests, newspaper articles, books and a huge variety of media and public pulpits. Today, that disparate global forum has coalesced…

ESG Book Accelerates Move Towards Free Data

A movement to make ESG data freely available just took a huge step. ESG Book was launched last week by an alliance of international banks and financial institutions including HSBC, Deutsche Bank and The International Finance Corporation (IFC), offering to public view the disclosures of more than 9,000 companies. Frankfurt-based data vendor Arabesque created the…

Supply Chain ESG Solution Launched by Sustainalytics

Sustainalytics has created Corporate Supply Chain ESG Solutions, a service that will enable clients to gauge the sustainability of companies in their supply chains. The Morningstar unit said the offering would help many industries assess, report and mitigate their ESG risks. The product is delivered through Sustainlytics’ ESG Assessment Platform and draws on the Amsterdam-based…

APAA ESG Risk Guide Stops Short of Mandatory Disclosures

The Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority has become the latest overseer to issue a guidance on banks’ management of climate risks in their portfolios. While its latest guidance offers advice on how institutions should approach the issue, it does not advocate mandatory ESG disclosures. Instead, the regulator said lenders should consider whether other “voluntary disclosures could…

Banks, Institutions Back ESG Book’s Free Data Project

An alliance of global banks, institutions and investors has launched ESG Book, a free source of information that its creators say will make sustainability data a public good. Companies will be able to freely access the data lake to help them report on their own ESG records and financial institutions will be able to use…

The View From Space: QuantCube Harnesses Satellite Data to Build Environmental Intelligence Tools

Alternative data vendor QuantCube has created a slew of environmental intelligence products using satellite data sourced from the European Space Agency combined with other alternative data sources. As well as creating four environmental and social economic indicator services, the Paris-based company has also incorporated the new information into its benchmarking and analytical overlays. The offerings…