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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…

Schwab Offers MSCI ESG Ratings to Clients

Investment giant Charles Schwab is to make third-party ESG data available to its customers. The Texas-based financial services firm will offer MSCI ESG Ratings through its web-based research too and via relevant stocks’ Schwab Equity Ratings Report. MSCI’s ratings are designed to gauge a company’s reliance to long-term ESG risks.

Bloomberg, MSCI Launch First in Range of Climate-Transition ESG Indices

Data giants Bloomberg and MSCI plan to offer investors a suite of climate-themed fixed-income indices following the unveiling this week of the first batch of gauges designed to offer transparency into corporate net-zero transitions. The companies’ joint Climate Benchmark offering combines MSCI Climate data and analyses with Bloomberg’s fixed-income indices, providing assessments of corporate bond…

ICE to Expand Geospatial Framework for MBS ESG Assessment Globally

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is planning to expand globally a hyper-local geospatial data grid that the market services giant has begun using to provide mortgage investors with sustainability risk information. The Atlanta and New York-based company expects the tool, which can map data to spaces down to 100 metres square and can drill down to the…

Real Estate ESG Intelligence Firm Deepki to Boost Data Capabilities After New Funding Round

Property data intelligence and carbon accounting company Deepki is looking to boost its data and technology capabilities after raising €150 million (US$165m) in its latest funding round. The London- and Paris-headquartered company is on the scout for acquisitions among internet-of-things (IoT) and other data-gathering technologies to help bolster its emissions monitoring and reporting service for…

ElysianNxt Wins A-Team Group Award for Most Innovative ESG Regulatory Reporting Solution

ElysianNxt, a provider of real-time solutions for finance and risk, has developed an ESG reporting platform designed to provide a 360-degree view of the impact of ESG on risk metrics, built using the latest technologies and techniques, and able to accelerate regulatory reporting to real time. The platform won the award for Most Innovative ESG…

Climate Risk Data and Models: Why They’re Important and How Banks and Vendors are Handling Them

Financial institutions are using increasingly sophisticated data and analytical tools to identify and measure the risks that climate change poses to their investments and operations. Data providers including Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), Baringa and Bloomberg, as well as risk-management and controls specialist Acin, are offering their financial clients solutions that can help them track and…

TNFD Publishes Draft Framework for Risk Management, Disclosure

The first beta version of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures’ (TNFD) framework for risk management and reporting has been unveiled for consultation. The taskforce, an alliance that counts executives from Bank of America, BlackRock and Néstlé among its members, is dedicated to guiding corporates and financial institutions on making better decisions on activities that…

Ukraine Conflict Puts New Light on ESG and Indexes

The war in Ukraine has shone a spotlight on ESG investing as nations, companies and financial institutions weigh their response to the conflict. ESG index and ratings setters are under pressure to redraw their exclusion frameworks and also adjust their coverage in light of a welter of sanctions placed on Russian companies and the organisations…

11 Best Climate Risk Providers in 2022

We’re seeing a rapid transition in how the financial markets industry is approaching climate risk. This shift has been advanced by customer preferences, public awareness and, as most pressingly, increased regulatory demand. As new energy sources and technologies emerge, investors must innovate and advocate for a comprehensive climate risk framework. Climate Risk Management models continue…