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UK Government Sets Development of Green Taxonomy in Motion

The UK government announced today a Green Technical Advisory Group (GTAG), which will oversee delivery of a green taxonomy that will set the bar for investments that can be defined as environmentally sustainable and tackle greenwashing. The post-Brexit UK taxonomy is likely to be similar, but not identical, to the EU taxonomy set out in…

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…

Recorded Webinar: Getting ready for Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and ESG – what action should asset managers be taking now?

Interest in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment has exploded in recent years, bringing with it regulation and a requirement for buy-side firms to develop ESG strategies and meet disclosure obligations. The sell-side can help here by integrating ESG data with traditional financial information, although the compliance burden remains with asset managers. The EU Sustainable…

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…

Investment Association Calls on G7 Summit to Escalate Commitment to Climate Change

The Investment Association (IA) is calling on this year’s G7 Summit to do more to tackle climate change by committing to improve companies’ reporting on climate-related risks. It proposes actions including support for the IFRS Sustainability Standards Board to develop sustainability reporting standards and increased cooperation between national regulators to implement the standards. The IA…

Recorded Webinar: Evolution of data management for the buy-side 2021

The buy-side faced a barrage of regulation in 2020 and is now under pressure to make post-Brexit adjustments and complete LIBOR transition by the end of 2021. To ensure compliance and ease the burden of in-house data management, many firms turned to outsourcing and managed services. But there is more to come, as buy-side firms…

GoldenSource Innovates ESG Solution Based on Established Data Management Capabilities

GoldenSource has introduced ESG Impact, an ESG solution based on its established data management capabilities and designed to provide ESG data coverage, comparison, quality checks, and portfolio screening. The company is working with about 20 ESG data vendors to understand their materiality maps and use its established data model to correlate data at intake and…

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…

Recorded Webinar: Data management for ESG requirements

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing is moving into the mainstream, requiring asset managers to develop ESG strategies that deliver for both the firm and its investors. While these strategies can outperform those that do not include ESG factors, there is no clear route to success in an immature market that is only just beginning…

NatWest Keynote at Data Management Summit Virtual Details Data Strategy for ESG

Third-party data sources are the largest investment financial firms are making to deliver environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies, yet data quality remains the biggest concern when sourcing the data. This conundrum was among many ESG issues discussed during a practitioner innovation keynote delivered at A-Team Group’s recent Data Management Summit Virtual by Sarah Walker,…