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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…

Upcoming Webinar: Managing data governance for ESG

Date: 12 July 2022 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes Volumes of ESG data continue to rise, standards and metrics are emerging, and financial institutions must manoeuvre through the maze to source, manage and make best use of ESG data to meet increasing client demand for sustainable investment. They…

ESG Data and Tech Summit: Planet and Profit Depend on Getting ESG Data Right

Getting ESG data right is vital not only for financial institutions’ bottom lines and to meet regulatory obligations but for the very survival of the planet. The hard-hitting observation was made by Phillip Miller, Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive at software manager Solidatus in a keynote address to the inaugural A-Team Group ESG Insight Data and…

ISS ESG Launches Customisable Tool to Meet Regulatory Requirements

ISS ESG has created a data-rich solution to help fund manufacturers and other asset managers create and manage portfolios that fit their sustainability strategies and comply with evolving global regulations. The Regulatory Sustainable Investment Solution (RSI) enables market participants to establish the proportion of their investments that adhere to customisable sustainability thresholds. The product if…

ESG Data Handbook 2022

The ESG landscape is changing faster than anyone could have imagined even five years ago. With tens of trillions of dollars expected to have been committed to sustainable assets by the end of the decade, it’s never been more important for financial institutions of all sizes to stay abreast of changes in the ESG data…

Inaugural ESG Data Summit to Take Deep Dive into Sustainability Goals and Challenges

The pressure for financial companies to get their ESG data capabilities in order is mounting from clients and regulators as private capital takes centre stage in the fight against climate change and social division. These issues and many more will be discussed by leading data vendors and managers as well as financial institutions when they…

Meeting the Data Challenges of Europe’s ESG Regulatory Landscape

The European Union’s ESG reporting regulations continue to evolve and represent the biggest recognition yet by any international authority of the role that financial institutions will play in the climate transition. The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), the EU Taxonomy, the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) and the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSDR) are intended to…

SBTi Warns Lack of Net-Zero Standards Will See Paris Goals Missed

The absence of standard global reporting structures has long been seen as an impediment to the effective allocation of resources into ESG-themed projects and products by financial institutions. Now they are finding similar handicaps as they try to navigate the net-zero transition space, according to a report by leading greenhouse gas reduction framework setter Science-Based…

Data Firms See Benefits From ISSB, GRI Coordination

Data vendors and managers have welcomed a recent tie-up between two major global ESG standards setters, saying the move would bring clarity to the opaque sustainability reporting space. Leading companies in the ESG data space said the memorandum of understanding signed between the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) would lead…

Many Firms Are Not Data-Ready for SFDR Level 2

Many financial institutions have yet to grasp the data implications of the European Union’s ESG reporting regulations, while others are scrambling to put in place processes to comply with the developing set of disclosure rules. That’s the observation of professional consultancy ACA Group, whose ESG Regulatory and Governance Lead Dani Williams said the company is…