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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…

SIX Releases ESG Indices for Swiss Equity And Bond Markets

SIX has drawn on data sources including the independent Swiss sustainability rating agency Inrate to offer two ESG indices for equities based on the Swiss Performance Index (SPI) and 20 ESG indices for bonds based on the Swiss Bond Index (SBI). Inrate has developed an ESG Impact Rating solution that measures positive and negative impacts…

IHS Markit and MSCI Team Up on Yet Another ESG Initiative

In the latest signal that ESG (environmental, social and governance) data is becoming big news, last week saw yet another initiative in the sustainable investment space as MSCI joined forces with information and analytics giant IHS Markit to broaden the reach of its ESG data and research services via collaboration on a range of fixed…

Bloomberg Adds Equity Benchmarks, Introduces ESG Index Family

Bloomberg has added US equity benchmark capabilities to its existing set of fixed income, commodity and currency indices. The move is a response to investor requests and designed to help existing index clients meet their needs across a wider range of asset classes. The equity offering includes the Bloomberg US Large Cap Index (ticker: B500)…

London Stock Exchange Acquires Beyond Ratings

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has acquired Beyond Ratings, a provider of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) data for fixed income, as part of continued investment in its Information Services business, which includes FTSE Russell. The acquisition offers an opportunity for LSEG to build out its multi-asset data and analytics capabilities by commercialising Beyond Ratings’…