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SFDR Seen Helping to Fill ESG Data Gaps

The European Union’s wide-ranging ESG regulation has imposed in financial institutions, huge data gathering responsibilities, many of which are a challenge to meet. But the requirements of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation are expected to actually help solve some of the challenges that currently make compliance difficult. In particular, SFDR is seen as a galvanising…

Recorded Webinar: Approaches to ESG data for the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)

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 find, and much of which is unstructured and of variable quality. The data challenge is exacerbated…

Climate Risk Climbs Up Executives Worry List but Data Gaps Remain a Challenge

Financial services firms and corporates are increasingly incorporating climate risk into their risk management frameworks, but a lack of data is hampering the process. A survey by Bloomberg found that almost nine in 10 senior executives polled said they had begun aligning their risk management processes with climate change. Nevertheless, only 5 per cent of the people questioned…

Recorded Webinar: Managing data governance for ESG

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 must also adhere to emerging regulations, avoid greenwashing, and integrate ESG data – both structured and…

Fenergo Brings KYC Processes to the aid of ESG Reporting

Fenergo has released a software-as-a-service regulatory and risk product designed to bring smaller businesses within the reach of ESG reporting frameworks, potentially closing gaps in supply chain sustainability data. Two years in the making, the Dublin-based company’s latest product will provide its financial clients with the infrastructure to gather and compile sustainability data in a…

ESMA and IIF Focus Their Targets on Frustration Over ESG Ratings and Data

The European financial regulator and an Institute of International Finance (IIF) have called for an urgent rethink of ESG ratings and data, saying that the need for accurate sustainability information is becoming more pressing as climate change accelerates. The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has weighed in on ratings providers, saying that respondents to…

Broadridge SFDR Solution Takes EET Closer to Universal Use

European ESG Templates (EETs) are fast becoming the go-to means for companies to report their sustainability performances. The digital documents that provide a means for firms to comply with the European Union’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) form the basis of a growing number of reporting solutions. One of the most recent, by Broadridge Financial…

Nasdaq Looks to Long-Term ESG Evolution with Metrio Purchase

Nasdaq has sought to future-proof itself for growth in the sustainability data market with the acquisition of ESG metrics software provider Metrio. The American capital markets services giant purchased the Montreal, Canada-based company earlier this month, and will make the technology available to Nasdaq clients, enabling them to gather, process and publish data on their…

Future-Proof Your ESG Data Strategy Across the Enterprise

ESG data is now as important to financial institutions as traditional price and reference data. Ensuring that data is accurate and consistent is critical so that can deploy it in their portfolio and risk management strategies as well as regulatory reporting systems. But ESG data is unlike that they would be used to. It’s often…

The Challenges in ESG Reporting Frameworks, According to Experts

Financial institutions face a mountain of challenges in formulating an ESG reporting framework as they strive to put in place processes to meet a growing body of regulatory obligations. A lack of disclosed data from investee companies, the multitude of vendors needed to source enough relevant information, the lack of a standardised global reporting framework…