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Goldman Sachs Adds Carbon Footprint Measures to Marquee

US investment bank Goldman Sachs has built carbon footprint analyses of companies covered on its Marquee digital marketplace, enabling institutional investors to track the emissions of stocks and corporate bonds within their portfolios. The calculations are based on Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions data as well as carbon intensity levels and net-zero commitments. Users…

UK’s FCA Seeking Views on ESG Product Labelling

The UK’s financial watchdog is seeking views from market participants on how investment products should be labelled with regard to their sustainability and corporate social responsibility profiles. The Financial Conduct Authority said it was also gathering opinions on supporting entity-level and product-level disclosures. The announcement was made on Finance Day at the COP26 UN climate…

Regulatory Data Handbook 2021/2022 – Ninth Edition

Welcome to the ninth edition of A-Team Group’s Regulatory Data Handbook, a publication dedicated to helping you gain a full understanding of regulations related to your organisation from the details of requirements to best practice implementation. This edition of the handbook includes a focus on regulations being rolled out to bring order and standardisation to…

GRI Revises Universal Standards and Restructures Governance

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has revised its universal standards to help subscribers better report on their ESG impacts. The revisions, the “most significant” update since 2016, incorporate human rights disclosures and have been carried out to enable firms to better respond to new regulations, particularly SFDR. The Netherlands-based sustainability standards setting organisation has also reshaped…

SFDR Compliance to Remain a Struggle for Many Companies

The European Union’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) is still posing challenges for companies six months after its partial introduction. And with its next stage of implementation just a couple of months away for some companies, full compliance is likely to be difficult to achieve, according to a panel of ESG professionals on a recent…

Recorded Webinar: Meeting the requirements of the EU’s ESG Disclosure Regulation

The EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) is central to the European drive towards a sustainable financial market. As such, it is complicated and multi-faceted, and makes rigorous demands on financial firms to source large volumes of ESG data and meet numerous reporting obligations. Key elements of disclosure include sustainability risk, principle adverse impacts, and…

Level 2 SFDR ESG Disclosure Requirements are on the Horizon – Is Your Organisation Ready to Comply?

The EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) is central to the European drive towards a sustainable financial market. It is also complicated and multi-faceted, and makes rigorous demands on financial firms to source large volumes of ESG data and meet numerous reporting obligations. Key elements of disclosure include sustainability risk, principle adverse impacts, and a…

Data an Obstacle to Banks’ ESG Reporting, Says Acin

Banks and asset managers are failing to deal with climate risks adequately, according to a survey whose authors said a lack of “true, fair, accurate, honest and comprehensive” data was partly responsible. Risk and control data standards provider Acin said only 19 per cent of 63 global organisations surveyed on their preparedness to meet climate-related…

Video: Panel Discusses Leveraging Data Science and AI, NLP and Machine Learning for Insight

Watch this playback video from ESG Briefing Virtual, with expert speakers: Moderator: Mark Davies, Partner, Element 22 Priyank Patwa, Director of M&G Labs, M&G Vincent Orti, Head of Data Solutions, Liontrust Asset Management Graham Taylor, ESG Data Science Lead, Data Insights Unit, Schroders Tanya Seajay, CEO & Founder, Orenda, a SIX company Do you enjoy…

Video: Panel Addresses ESG Data and Reporting Challenges

Watch this expert panel discussion from ESG Briefing Virtual featuring: Moderator: Navin Rauniar, Partner, TCS & MD, PRMIA UK Steering Committee Hany Choueiri, Chief Data Officer, Aldermore Bank Lynn Watts, Head of Data Governance, Royal London Asset Management Philip Miller, Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Solidatus Fraser Hall, Global Product Manager – FinReg, Adenza Do you enjoy…