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Fitch Unveils Scoring Product Under its New Sustainable Fitch Brand

Sustainable Fitch, the ratings and data company’s ESG unit, has created a ratings product that scores that will provide investors with information on the impact, outcome and performance of entities and their debt issuance. The ESG Ratings, Data and Analysis product offers scores at the entity, framework and financial instrument level.

Liquidnet Joins Sustainable Trading

Liquidnet, the technology-driven agency execution specialist, has become a member of Sustainable Trading, the non-profit membership network launched earlier this year, dedicated to transforming environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices within the financial markets trading industry. Sustainable Trading brings firms together to devise practical and sustainable solutions to industry-specific ESG issues, as well as providing…

Morningstar to Showcase ESG ‘Digital Experience’ Product

An ESG-focused “digital experience” is to be unveiled by Morningstar, designed to give an all-round view of sustainable investing strategies. Comprising data from the financial services research giant’s own ESG Risk Ratings and Impact Metrics, the Investable World product promises to show in plain language and graphs the risks and opportunities in 750 thematic funds….

Denominator Helps Finbourne Plug the DEI Gap for Conscientious Investors

Anders Rodenberg, chief executive of social metrics and data provider Denominator, responds with his own question when asked why diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) considerations should matter to investors. “Is it right that an asset manager who gets half their money from women should invest in companies that don’t have a single woman on its…

Coriolis Brings ESG Trade Finance Data to TradeSun Partnership

Trade finance data specialist Coriolis Technologies is to provide sustainability content to RegTech vendor TradeSun, a move that comes as regulators tighten controls around reporting supply-chain ESG performance. The UK-based company will feed TradeSun’s financial institution clients with ratings and scores generated by its ESG Tracker service, which covers companies linked to import and export…

It All Comes Out in the Wash: Why Clean ESG Data is Key

By Kifaya Belkaaloul, Head of Regulatory, NeoXam. As ESG investing becomes a vital offering for financial institutions, there has been a marked rise in marketing efforts of these capabilities and subsequently an increase in accusations of greenwashing. Current allegations against DWS, Deutsche Bank’s funds arm, are gaining a head of steam, demonstrated by the resignation…

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

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 find, and much of which is unstructured and of variable quality. The data challenge is exacerbated…

ESMA and IIF Focus Their Targets on Frustration Over ESG Ratings and Data

The European financial regulator and an Institute of International Finance (IIF) have called for an urgent rethink of ESG ratings and data, saying that the need for accurate sustainability information is becoming more pressing as climate change accelerates. The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has weighed in on ratings providers, saying that respondents to…

SEB Acquires Stake in Swedish Property Data Firm Metry

SEB Greentech Venture Capital has bought a stake in Swedish sustainability data firm Metry to capitalise on rising demand from banks for ESG-related performance indicators on real estate. Metry gathers data from the built environment to help owners and investors make property more efficient and to help them report on their assets’ green credentials.

Data Methodology Harmonisation may be no Panacea, Expert Warns

Volker Lainer raised eyebrows when he told the recent A-Team ESG Data and Tech Summit London that he saw a role for multiple methodologies used to calculate sustainability ratings and collate datasets. The Head of Data Connections, ESG and Regulatory Affairs at enterprise data management firm GoldenSource even went as far as saying that a…