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Upcoming Webinar: How to manage ESG data for controversy monitoring and portfolio screening

Date: 18 October 2022 Time: 4:00pm Singapore / 9:00am London / 10:00am CET / 4:00am ET Duration: 50 minutes ESG controversy monitoring identifies companies’ posing potential ESG controversies such as toxic waste spills or human rights violations, and portfolio screening helps investors understand companies based on ESG criteria – both these issues are increasingly important…

Upcoming Webinar: Approaches to ESG data for analytics

Date: 29 September 2022 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes Volumes of ESG data are huge and continue to grow, questioning how financial institutions with a focus on ESG investing can continuously capture and contain required data sets, master and integrate the data, and ensure data quality for meaningful…

Upcoming Webinar: Progress and challenges in taxonomy and standards setting for ESG

Date: 20 September 2022 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes Volumes of investment in ESG products continue to rise, regulators around the world are putting rules in place, and the EU has, perhaps, first mover advantage with both ESG regulation and a taxonomy in place. This is significant progress…

UK Turns Focus on ESG Data for Pension Funds

Pension fund managers and asset owners in the UK have become the focus of a number of government initiatives to address ESG data challenges facing the industry. The most recent is a taskforce set up by the nation’s Department for Work and Pensions that aims to identify reliable data and metrics on social factors affecting…

OS Climate Launches Free Tools it Hopes Will Transform ESG Decision Making

Competitors have become collaborators in a project that has created free tools to help financial institutions and other organisations gauge the sustainability performance of companies and assets. Banks, including BNP Paribas, and asset managers, such as Allianz, have contributed to the OS-Climate project, which aims to increase the easy availability of technology to help with…

ICE Broadens its ESG Suite With Urgentem Acquisition and Geospatial Tool

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is positioning itself as a full-service ESG data and analytics provider with two recent substantial investments. The Atlanta, Georgia-based financial infrastructure giant has bought climate risk data provider Urgentem for an undisclosed sum and unveiled its latest geospatial data offering for mortgage and other structured finance investors called ICE ESG Geo-Analyzer. The investments…

Accenture Invests in Data and Performance Start-up pulsESG

ESG data and performance management company pulsESG has received an undisclosed investment from professional services giant Accenture, which plans to offer the Silicon Valley-based start-up’s services to its own clients. The software-as-a-service platform helps organisations integrate their internal data and investor-facing systems to help track and improve their sustainability credentials.

Latest MiFID Update Adds to Firms’ ESG Challenges

Manufacturers of financial products are racing to complete their first ESG disclosures under MiFID II. While the amendment to the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive was announced in April last year, the fact that this latest regulation comes into force when the next iteration of Europe’s broader sustainability law is just around the corner has…

It All Comes Out in the Wash: Why Clean ESG Data is Key

By Kifaya Belkaaloul, Head of Regulatory, NeoXam. As ESG investing becomes a vital offering for financial institutions, there has been a marked rise in marketing efforts of these capabilities and subsequently an increase in accusations of greenwashing. Current allegations against DWS, Deutsche Bank’s funds arm, are gaining a head of steam, demonstrated by the resignation…

Natural Capital Asset Manager CAM Takes Data Sourcing In-House

The notion that the natural world has a capital value beyond that provided by the economic activity it supports has gained ground among investors. Consequently, a number of asset managers have emerged to service growing demand to support a natural capital and biodiversity market that’s estimated to grow 2,000 per cent in value to US$93…