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New TCFD Reporting Guideline Updates Welcomed

The first update to the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures’ (TCFD) guidelines since their drafting in 2017 has been welcomed across the ESG ecosystem as an important step in bringing clarity and rigour to corporate disclosures. The new measures were published with the TCFD’s latest annual status report, which showed that the number of…

Sustainalytics’ ESG Data Now Available on Bloomberg Terminal

Bloomberg has added Sustainalytics’ ESG Research and Ratings service to its terminal data product as the New York-based giant gears up its sustainability offering to financial institutions. Morningstar-owned Sustainalytics will supply its Risk Ratings data and Controversies Research reports, giving Bloomberg customers access to ESG risk management information and details on ESG-related incidents involving any…

Banks Concerned as BoE Climate Stress Tests Highlight ‘Data Gaps’

The UK’s biggest banks and insurers are said to have been shocked by initial results of stress tests they’ve conducted into their resilience to climate-related financial risks. Not only did they find the exercise difficult, some also found discrepancies in their findings. Now chief data officers (CDOs) have been summoned to examine whether the organisations…

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…

ESG Data Sector Optimistic About Meeting Investor Demand for Greater Portfolio Transparency

The growing hunger for information on investment portfolio’ ESG positions will lead to much-needed improvements in data quality, analytics and, ultimately, levels of disclosure. That was the message from leading market participants at A-Team Group’s ESG Insight briefing this week, which took a snapshot of the sector at a pivotal time for corporate responsibility, as…

SS&C Launches ESG Reporting Platform as Managers Come Under Transparency Pressure

SS&C Technologies has unveiled a new ESG reporting platform to help asset managers meet rising investor demand for transparency into their portfolios’ sustainability risks. The product was developed from the alternative asset administration giant’s NAV Transparency reporting solution. While data will initially be provided by ESG intel vendor Sustainalytics, SS&C says its new service can…

Video: Building Blocks of Successful ESG Initiatives

In this video, Brad Foster, global head of enterprise data content at Bloomberg, discusses the data and data management elements of successful ESG initiatives. Among these he notes the need for a solid data and technology foundation, as well as links between ESG data and other datasets to gain insight and value from the data….

Introducing ESG Insight… Your New Source of Data and Technology News for ESG initiatives

By Angela Wilbraham, CEO, A-Team Group. Welcome to ESG Insight, the brand new publication from A-Team Group. If you already know us, you’ll know that we’ve been tracking data and technology across the front- to back-office in capital markets for over 20 years now. It has become clear to us that the biggest (and possibly best) development…

Creating An Effective ESG Framework and Managing a Changing Risk Landscape: Boldly Go Where the World Is Going!

By Fraser Hall, Global Product Manager – FinReg, AxiomSL. European regulators are leading with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosure requirements, although given the direction the world is going – in terms of ESG framework development – other regulators will not be far behind. The European Banking Authority (EBA), European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA)…

A-Team Group ESG Handbook 2021 Details Environmental, Social and Governance Investing and Disclosure

A-Team Group has expanded its portfolio of industry-leading publications with the release of ESG Handbook 2021, a guide to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing, disclosure, and product development. The handbook offers capital markets participants, data vendors and solutions providers extensive coverage of all elements of ESG, from an initial definition and note on why…