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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…

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…

Banks Concerned as BoE Climate Stress Tests Highlight ‘Data Gaps’

The UK’s biggest banks and insurers are said to have been shocked by initial results of stress tests they’ve conducted into their resilience to climate-related financial risks. Not only did they find the exercise difficult, some also found discrepancies in their findings. Now chief data officers (CDOs) have been summoned to examine whether the organisations…

Greenwashing Being Aided by Inconsistent Data, Say Experts

The growth of ESG data sources will be a powerful weapon in the battle against greenwashing, but a lack of consistency within datasets and the difficulty many companies face in providing enough intel is increasing opportunities for them to exaggerate their achievements, according to leading industry figures. Long-standing challenges such as standardisation of unstructured data…

Lack of Reporting Holds Back Efficient Data Services, Campaign Says

ESG data providers are being prevented from fully servicing the needs of their investor customers by a lack of sustainability information being freely given by companies, according to a campaigning economist. Eoin Fahy, Head of Responsible Investing and Chief Economist at KBI Global Investors is among 11 signatories of a letter sent to UK minister…

ESG – Today’s Data and Technology Landscape

Given the surge in demand for ESG data and technology solutions to meet regulatory requirements, established financial technology and data suppliers are putting their expertise to work, creating new solutions to meet that demand. With so much going on, navigating the emerging landscape can be confusing. So what are the key ESG functions financial services…

ESG Data Sector Optimistic About Meeting Investor Demand for Greater Portfolio Transparency

The growing hunger for information on investment portfolio’ ESG positions will lead to much-needed improvements in data quality, analytics and, ultimately, levels of disclosure. That was the message from leading market participants at A-Team Group’s ESG Insight briefing this week, which took a snapshot of the sector at a pivotal time for corporate responsibility, as…

Video: Keynote Fireside Chat: ESG – A Strategic Imperative

Watch this exclusive fireside chat with Dr. Kay Swinburne, Vice Chair of Financial Services at KPMG from ESG Briefing Virtual. Do you enjoy this content? Be sure to sign up as a member (it’s free) to get weekly updates and invites to ESG-related events and webinars.

SS&C Launches ESG Reporting Platform as Managers Come Under Transparency Pressure

SS&C Technologies has unveiled a new ESG reporting platform to help asset managers meet rising investor demand for transparency into their portfolios’ sustainability risks. The product was developed from the alternative asset administration giant’s NAV Transparency reporting solution. While data will initially be provided by ESG intel vendor Sustainalytics, SS&C says its new service can…