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ISS ESG Wins Contract to Supply Climate Data to Euro Central Banks

Institutional Shareholder Services’ ISS ESG has been selected to provide climate-related data to the German Bundesbank and potentially all other European Union euro area’s 19 central banks. The data will be used under a framework devised by the Eurosystem of central banks, enabling them to put in place a common position in climate-related investment principles…

ADC Looks to Fill Gaps in Banks’ ESG Data Competencies

Data science specialist Amsterdam Data Collective (ADC) has grown by helping companies realise the value of data in achieving specific goals, such as building capital position models for banks and improving customer experiences for retailers. But the Dutch company has now also set its sights on filling ESG knowledge gaps in financial institutions’ risk-management processes. Last…

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…

‘S’ Set to Emerge From E’s Shadow in 2022, But Concerns Remain

Social impact investing is set to emerge as a driving force in sustainable finance this year, with financial institutions expected to consider more than just climate risk in their investment decisions. Data vendors and ratings companies forecast that social factors will become more important in 2022 and that regulators will begin placing more focus on…

Vendor Strategy: Orenda Sifts Through Funny Cat Videos For ESG Data Gold

The sustainability movement that is transforming financial services was kick-started by growing public outrage at the impact of human activities on the natural world. In the days before the internet, those feelings were articulated in protests, newspaper articles, books and a huge variety of media and public pulpits. Today, that disparate global forum has coalesced…

ESG – Today’s Data and Technology Landscape

Given the surge in demand for ESG data and technology solutions to meet regulatory requirements, established financial technology and data suppliers are putting their expertise to work, creating new solutions to meet that demand. With so much going on, navigating the emerging landscape can be confusing. So what are the key ESG functions financial services…

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…

Green Data – Searching for ESG Data and Helping Define ESG Data Standards

By Janine Hofer-Wittwer, senior product manager, SIX Financial Information. Global adoption of ESG strategies by investors and corporations has risen astronomically in recent years. The overall value of assets under management at funds leveraging ESG data has increased significantly, from US$22.9 trillion in 2016 to US$40.5 trillion in 2020, according to data from Opimas. It…