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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…

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…

SBTi Warns Lack of Net-Zero Standards Will See Paris Goals Missed

The absence of standard global reporting structures has long been seen as an impediment to the effective allocation of resources into ESG-themed projects and products by financial institutions. Now they are finding similar handicaps as they try to navigate the net-zero transition space, according to a report by leading greenhouse gas reduction framework setter Science-Based…

SEC Climate-Reporting Announcement Raises TCFD Expectations

The American financial regulator’s long-awaited announcement that it would force banks and other institutions to reveal climate impact data in their regular reporting has prompted many to suggest the disclosure framework it has chosen to follow will soon be adopted as the global default. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said earlier this month that…

Social Taxonomy Poses Data Challenges Say Experts

The European Union’s plans to create a Social Taxonomy will pose even greater data challenges than the framework created for financial institutions and companies to report on their environmental impacts. Experts warn that the lack of concrete data on issues such as diversity and modern slavery will make the process of formulating the regulation slow…

Data Firms See Benefits From ISSB, GRI Coordination

Data vendors and managers have welcomed a recent tie-up between two major global ESG standards setters, saying the move would bring clarity to the opaque sustainability reporting space. Leading companies in the ESG data space said the memorandum of understanding signed between the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) would lead…

‘Start Early’ Warning as European ESG Regulations Loom

The coming months will be crucial for financial institutions’ preparations for European ESG regulatory compliance, with new rules due to snowball this year prompting warnings that firms should begin locking in their data provisions. Data vendors are responding by unveiling new products to help clients navigate the region’s developing regulatory landscape. But while the piecemeal…

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

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, and a lack of standards all contributing to the challenges of getting compliance right and…

Dow Jones Launches New ESG Data Service Covering 6,000 Companies

Dow Jones has begun offering sustainability scores on 6,000 companies in data sets that are aligned with Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) standards. The new service combines company-disclosed information and sentiment scores gathered from global news outlets. Companies assessed will be gauged across 26 sustainability categories and the data backtested an analysed using machine learning,…