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Upcoming Webinar: Approaches to ESG data for the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)

Date: 14 July 2022 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes The EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) outlines extensive rules designed to ensure transparency across sustainable financial markets. It also demands huge volumes of non-financial ESG data to be sourced, managed and governed, some of which is difficult to…

FinTech Enabler Xignite Enters the ESG Space with Arabesque Data

Xignite, whose data APIs have helped fuel the fintech revolution, has entered the ESG space. A surge of inquiries during the coronavirus pandemic and growing regulatory oversight has convinced the company to offer ESG data scores and metrics to its customers. The San Mateo, California-based provider of data distribution and management solutions for financial services…

ESG360 Provides Moody’s Clients with ESG, Climate Risk Exposure Measures

Moody’s Investors Service has created a new platform to provide portfolio manager with ESG scores and models on private and listed companies. Moody’s ESG360, is described as an “easy-to-use” service that will enable clients to better understand the short- and long-term ESG and climate risks exposures.

EIU Unveils ESG Ratings Coverage of 150 Countries

The Economist Intelligence Unit has launched its own ESG Rating Service for investors and consumers, offering scores on 150 countries based on 90 sustainability indicators. The service gives country-level historic rankings back to 2015 and lays out quarterly analyses of key trends. The London-based information provider said the comparability of the ratings would help clients…

Sustainalytics Broadens its SFDR PAI Data Provisions to 13,000 Issuers

ESG research, ratings and analysis firm Sustainalytics has updated its data provisions covering key impact assessments necessary for European regulatory compliance. The company’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) Principle Adverse Impact (PAI) tool now cover 13,000 issuers. PAIs are a set of ESG impact tests against which financial institutions will be expected to gauge their…

Ukraine Conflict Puts New Light on ESG and Indexes

The war in Ukraine has shone a spotlight on ESG investing as nations, companies and financial institutions weigh their response to the conflict. ESG index and ratings setters are under pressure to redraw their exclusion frameworks and also adjust their coverage in light of a welter of sanctions placed on Russian companies and the organisations…

11 Best Climate Risk Providers in 2022

We’re seeing a rapid transition in how the financial markets industry is approaching climate risk. This shift has been advanced by customer preferences, public awareness and, as most pressingly, increased regulatory demand. As new energy sources and technologies emerge, investors must innovate and advocate for a comprehensive climate risk framework. Climate Risk Management models continue…

MineHub to Add Coriolis Kosmos ESG Scores to Transaction Data

Blockchain trading platform MineHub is to apply Coriolis Technologies ESG scores to its metals and mining transactions. Coriolis’ Kosmos ESG scores will be added to transacting companies’ brand profiles and data sets. The deal follow’s MineHub’s creation of its MineHub ESG tool last year, which enables brands’ to include their ESG credentials in transactions as…

CUSIP Global Services Sees Interest Grow in Verified Green Muni Bonds

American regulators’ demands that municipal bond issuers show proof of their ESG claims is being underlined by rising inquiries to one of the leading providers of muni sustainability data. Cusip Global Services (CGS) has seen a steady rise in client referrals to debt flagged as green on its platform since the US company began including…

Coriolis Tests Supply-Chain ESG Scoring Tool

Trade and supply-chain data provider Coriolis Technologies has begun trials of an automated ESG scoring tool that measures entity, supply-chain and jurisdiction performance against United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The pilot, undertaken by 40 organisations under the banner of the Kosmos Working Group, seeks to develop standardised ESG scoring criteria, solutions, and methodologies.