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Could do Better: Year-End ESG Data Reports Offer Mixed Picture

The growing importance of ESG to the financial system was reflected this year in a greater push among investors and asset managers to address challenges in the data and reporting environment. Several end-of-year snapshots of the ESG sector paint a picture of greater engagement by the financial community in the sources and quality of the…

Recorded Webinar: The keys to ESG data management success

The transition to a more environmentally and socially sustainable world has created an urgent and strategic priority for the banking and capital markets sector. Driven by stakeholder pressures from investors, regulators and customers to prioritise ESG considerations in their corporate agenda, ESG has accelerated digital transformation and brought a renewed focus on firms to improve…

ICE Service Enables Disclosure According to TCFD Framework

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has unveiled a tool that helps its financial institution clients disclose their sustainability performance in line with Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The new service pulls in ICE’s climate transition data and analytics, corporate-entity and green bond data.

EFRAG Gives Nod to EU Corporate Sustainable Reporting Standards

ESG reporting standards for European companies have been approved. The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) gave its backing to the final version of the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS), which will prescribe how companies must disclose their ESG performance.

European Parliament Adopts CSRD

The European Union’s parliament has endorsed the creation of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), the regulation that’s intended to oblige larger non-financial companies to disclose their ESG performance. The parliament overwhelmingly approved the formation of the framework, which is to be implemented by the end of next year.

COP27 Announcements Highlight Critical Role of ESG Data

The COP27 climate summit in Egypt has put ESG data firmly in the spotlight as a key enabler of the financial sector’s critical role in solving the global sustainability challenges. From the formal unveiling of a global plan to make sustainability data accessible to every investor to the announcement of further progress in narrowing in…

ESG is Magnifying Data Management Challenges

Data management strategies necessarily have to change with markets, with trading trends, with technology and with a host of other inputs that inform the ever-changing financial landscape. Without effective management, data is useless. If it can’t be accessed, if it isn’t clean, if it is out of date or if it can’t be found then…

FCA Proposes Tough Anti-Greenwashing Rules for UK

The UK’s financial regulator has issued its toughest set of proposals yet to crack down on greenwashing. The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) proposed Sustainable Disclosures Requirements contains a list of measures, including rules on labelling of green financial products and restrictions on the language that can be used to describe green investment instruments, that it…

FinTech Specialists Retool as Clients Clamour for ESG Services

Growing demand for sustainability disclosures from investors and regulators has seen service providers to financial institutions retool and create new products for their clients. While solutions that enable corporates to identify and report their own ESG metrics have entered the market in large numbers over the past few years, there has been a quieter expansion…

ESMA Makes ESG Data and Markets a Priority

Europe’s markets overseer has placed improving the quality and access to ESG data and financial markets among its priorities for the next five years. The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) said also in its 2023-2028 Strategy report that it was ready to put the European Union’s sustainability regulations in place and act as supervisor…