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Sustainalytics’ ESG Data Now Available on Bloomberg Terminal

Bloomberg has added Sustainalytics’ ESG Research and Ratings service to its terminal data product as the New York-based giant gears up its sustainability offering to financial institutions. Morningstar-owned Sustainalytics will supply its Risk Ratings data and Controversies Research reports, giving Bloomberg customers access to ESG risk management information and details on ESG-related incidents involving any…

BNEF to Extend Transition Risk Scores to Metal, Mining Companies

Bloomberg’s BNEF is to extend its climate transition risk scores to cover more industries, the latest addition to the data giant’s growing suite or ESG-focused offerings. The metals and mining industries will now be included in BNEF’s tool, which was launched earlier this year to cover the oil and gas sectors. The transition score service…

Practical Data Strategies for meeting ESG Obligations in Financial Services

The ESG investing landscape is poised to become more defined, as competing definitions, standards and regulatory initiatives start to converge. The impact of ESG will be felt far and wide across the financial services community, which will face practical challenges in developing and implementing an ESG strategy that is both effective and avoids box-ticking –…

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…

ICE and RisQ Release Data Service to Help Investors Quantify Social Impact of Investments

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and risQ, a Boston-based startup focused on geospatial climate, economic and demographic data, have released a data service designed to allow users to understand and score the potential social impact of an investment, particularly in US municipal bonds. The social impact scores use dozens of variables from multiple public data sources and…

RIMES Releases ESG Data Management Solution, Adds Fitch ESG Scores to Data Sources

RIMES has released an ESG data management solution powered by its managed data services platform and offering asset managers data needed to evaluate the sustainable credentials of any asset. The solution is based on ESG data sourced from a number of vendors including MSCI, OWL analytics, FTSE Russell, Sustainalytics, J.P. Morgan and, most recently, Fitch…

S&P Global Market Intelligence and Oliver Wyman Collaborate on Climate Credit Analytics

S&P Global Market Intelligence and management consultancy Oliver Wyman have collaborated to deliver Climate Credit Analytics, a sustainability solution designed to help financial institutions and corporations assess how transition to a low-carbon economy will impact the creditworthiness of their counterparties and investments. UBS will be the first European-headquartered bank to use Climate Credit Analytics for…

Orenda Taps Twitter and AI to Provide Real-Time, High-Frequency ESG Scores

Orenda Software Solutions is taking an innovative approach to ESG by tapping Twitter content and using an AI powered platform to provide real-time, high-frequency ESG scores and insights into a company’s reputation that can help measure the sustainability and societal impact of an investment. The company was founded in 2015 by CEO Tanya Seajay, a…

Meeting ESG Demand – How this New Kind of Data Delivers Competitive Edge

By Stef Nielen, Strategic Business Development, Alveo. Buy-side financial firms are increasingly looking to tap into alternative data sets, including rapidly emerging environmental, social and governance (ESG) data to give them a competitive edge. There are several drivers behind this. First, regulation, and the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) in particular, forces funds to…

SIX Invests in Orenda to Offer Real-time, High-frequency ESG Scores

SIX is taking a majority stake in Orenda Software Solutions, a Canadian AI platform specialising in ESG and alternative data sets, and providing real-time, high-frequency ESG scores and insights into a company’s reputation to measure the sustainability and societal impact of an investment. Marion Leslie, head of financial information at SIX, says: “With Orenda we…