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Recorded Webinar: ESG data sourcing and management to meet your ESG strategy, objectives and timeline

ESG data plays a key role in research, fund product development, fund selection, asset selection, performance tracking, and client and regulatory reporting, yet it is not always easy to source and manage in a complete, transparent and timely manner. This webinar will review the state-of-play on ESG data, consider the challenges of sourcing and managing…

UK’s Debut SDR Rules Raise Data Management Concern

The UK’s newly implemented sustainability disclosure requirements (SDR) have placed additional data management burdens on financial institutions that operate in the UK. The country’s first such framework, created by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), is aimed at preventing greenwashing and fostering trust in British sustainability markets. It’s designed to protect the interests of investors by…

The CSRD – Governance, Workflow, Data and Technology Impacts for 2024

In the rapidly evolving world of corporate governance, environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria have emerged as a cornerstone of responsible business practice. With stakeholders increasingly demanding transparency and accountability, the need for robust ESG reporting continues to grow. Enter the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), the ambitious regulatory framework aimed at standardising sustainability reporting…

Meeting the New Challenges of ESG Data and Tech

The ESG space is evolving rapidly, and for three years A-Team Group’s ESG Insight has been tracking its transformation. Now it’s time for us to evolve too. From next week, we will continue to provide our sustainability data and tech blogs, news and views through our core brands – Data Management Insight, RegTech Insight and TradingTech Insight. It’s a bold move…

Divisions Over Scope 3 Reporting Likely to Widen Amid New Data

New research indicates that investors want more Scope 3 emissions data and that corporations are pressing on with disclosure procedures, all despite recent regulatory back pedalling on the issue. Two studies indicate that the gathering and dissemination of supply-chain emissions information will be a key part of ESG integration even though it has been relegated…

A-Team Group Announces Winners of ESG Insight Awards 2024

A-Team Group has announced the winners of its ESG Insight Awards 2024. These awards recognise both established solution vendors and innovative newcomers providing leading ESG solutions, services and consultancy to capital markets participants. This year’s awards included more than 30 categories ranging from Best Regulatory Reporting Solution for ESG to Best ESG Data and Technology…

RepRisk Chief Hails CSDDD as Good for Investor Decision Making

The European Union’s latest piece of sustainability legislation will provide investors with greater transparency into companies’ climate and human rights performance, giving them crucial information on which to make investment and risk decisions, according to a leading figure in the ESG data space. The Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) will enable firms to present…

Data Suggests ESG Integration Burden is Easing in Private Markets

The ESG integration burden on private markets appears to be abating. Two reports this week suggest that one of the largest investment categories for financial institutions are finding it easier to obtaining the data they need to implement a robust sustainability strategy and that the importance of ESG to portfolio companies is increasing. A survey…

ESG Space Has Strengthened Under Pressure, Summit Lead Speaker Says

The ESG space has emerged stronger from a bruising year of criticism, with financial institutions and companies alike taking a more considered approach to integrating sustainability considerations into their operations. That is the message from the lead speaker at this year’s ESG Data and Tech Summit London, who also forecasts that vendors and users will…

FCA Greenwashing Rule Raises Questions Over Data Requirements

The UK will implement its own anti-greenwashing rule at the end of this month but some industry participants are concerned that its data requirements are vague and could be misinterpreted by institutions. The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) rule, part of its broader Sustainability Disclosure Requirement (SDR), expects companies to ensure that any sustainability claims made…