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CSRD Approval Seen as Major Step in Closing ESG Data Holes

The European Union’s approval of its Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) this week has given the greenlight to a regulation that’s expected to provide financial institutions with more comprehensive ESG data and go some way to eradicating greenwashing. The long-awaited rules will bring non-financial companies into the EU’s sustainability reporting regime, forcing them to submit…

Could do Better: Year-End ESG Data Reports Offer Mixed Picture

The growing importance of ESG to the financial system was reflected this year in a greater push among investors and asset managers to address challenges in the data and reporting environment. Several end-of-year snapshots of the ESG sector paint a picture of greater engagement by the financial community in the sources and quality of the…

Clamour for ESG Data Makes Good Management Crucial

ESG data is now core to banks’ and financial institutions’ operations, their compliance and risk processes and the products they offer investors. For that reason, it’s crucial that this data be managed properly and treated in the same way as other datasets. Without good data management, banks can be left commercially and legally exposed, vulnerable…

Recorded Webinar: The keys to ESG data management success

The transition to a more environmentally and socially sustainable world has created an urgent and strategic priority for the banking and capital markets sector. Driven by stakeholder pressures from investors, regulators and customers to prioritise ESG considerations in their corporate agenda, ESG has accelerated digital transformation and brought a renewed focus on firms to improve…

ICE Service Enables Disclosure According to TCFD Framework

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has unveiled a tool that helps its financial institution clients disclose their sustainability performance in line with Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The new service pulls in ICE’s climate transition data and analytics, corporate-entity and green bond data.

EFRAG Gives Nod to EU Corporate Sustainable Reporting Standards

ESG reporting standards for European companies have been approved. The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) gave its backing to the final version of the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS), which will prescribe how companies must disclose their ESG performance.

CDP Adopts ISSB-Created Reporting Template

CDP will integrate into its disclosures platform a newly created template that’s likely to form the basis of a global reporting standard for climate-related performance. CDP will use the IFRS S2 Climate-related Disclosures that’s being drawn up by the International Sustainable Standards Board. The board was created at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, last year to…

COP27 Announcements Highlight Critical Role of ESG Data

The COP27 climate summit in Egypt has put ESG data firmly in the spotlight as a key enabler of the financial sector’s critical role in solving the global sustainability challenges. From the formal unveiling of a global plan to make sustainability data accessible to every investor to the announcement of further progress in narrowing in…

ESG is Magnifying Data Management Challenges

Data management strategies necessarily have to change with markets, with trading trends, with technology and with a host of other inputs that inform the ever-changing financial landscape. Without effective management, data is useless. If it can’t be accessed, if it isn’t clean, if it is out of date or if it can’t be found then…

FCA Proposes Tough Anti-Greenwashing Rules for UK

The UK’s financial regulator has issued its toughest set of proposals yet to crack down on greenwashing. The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) proposed Sustainable Disclosures Requirements contains a list of measures, including rules on labelling of green financial products and restrictions on the language that can be used to describe green investment instruments, that it…