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Bloomberg, MSCI Launch First in Range of Climate-Transition ESG Indices

Data giants Bloomberg and MSCI plan to offer investors a suite of climate-themed fixed-income indices following the unveiling this week of the first batch of gauges designed to offer transparency into corporate net-zero transitions. The companies’ joint Climate Benchmark offering combines MSCI Climate data and analyses with Bloomberg’s fixed-income indices, providing assessments of corporate bond…

Dow Jones, ADC Unveil New ESG Data Services

The universe of ESG data services has expanded with Dow Jones and Amsterdam Data Collective (ADC) announcing the creation of new offerings for financial institutions. New York-based Down Jones will sell data sets comprising sustainability scores on more than 6,000 listed companies. The company said the service would also provide “uniquely news driven” data to…

Qotingo Further Expands With Addition of RepRisk Data

Risk analytics and indexing platform Qotingo has added ESG risk data from RepRisk to its client offering. RepRisk’s artificial intelligence-backed analyses and ESG data will be available to users of Qotingo’s Axioma Portfolio Analytics (APA) platform. It will also be used to build indexes within Qotingo’s STOXX brands. This is Qontingo’s latest addition to its…

RightShip Launches Carbon Accounting Tools for Cargo Vessels

Shipping risk assessment company RightShip has launched a carbon accounting suite of tools to calculate cargo vessel’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Carbon Accounting Reporting Tool measures, monitors and benchmarks shipping-related emissions, which are thought to account for 3 per cent of total global GHG creation. The product comes as the European Union prepares to…

Bloomberg Adds Municipal Bonds ESG Tracker

Bloomberg has widened its coverage of municipal bonds in the US with a an ESG-focused index. the Bloomberg US Municipal Impact Index tracks local and regional dollar-denominated debt that has been categorised as green, social or sustainability securities at issuance or via an independent assurance organisation. The bonds will also feature within sub indexes for…

Introducing ESG Insight… Your New Source of Data and Technology News for ESG initiatives

By Angela Wilbraham, CEO, A-Team Group. Welcome to ESG Insight, the brand new publication from A-Team Group. If you already know us, you’ll know that we’ve been tracking data and technology across the front- to back-office in capital markets for over 20 years now. It has become clear to us that the biggest (and possibly best) development…

LSEG Names David Harris to Lead Sustainable Finance Product Team

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has named David Harris to lead its sustainable finance product team, part of the data and analytics division. Harris will report to Stuart Brown, group head of enterprise data solutions, and will build on ongoing investment in ESG and sustainable investment indexes, data and analytics products. Harris will also drive…

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…

SIX Releases Gender Equality Index

SIX has released SPI Gender Equality Index, an index measuring the number of women in top management at Swiss companies. The index is part of the company’s recently introduced ESG Indices family and uses components from the largest 100 companies of the Swiss Performance Index (SPI). To be included in the index, companies must have…

Refinitiv Builds out MarketPsych Analytics with ESG Offer, Rebrands MarketPsych Indices

Refinitiv is building out its portfolio of ESG solutions with the addition of MarketPsych ESG Analytics, an analytics tool that provides numerical ESG insights on companies and countries based on news and social media monitoring. The analytics tool extends a long relationship between Refinitiv and MarketPsych, a provider of data feeds based on the application…