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Bloomberg Applies New Industry-Implied Estimate Model to Expand Emissions Coverage

Bloomberg has expanded its coverage of corporate carbon emissions using a new estimates model that is providing greenhouse gas datasets on about 40,000 more companies. The US data giant said carbon emission estimates would now be offered on 100,000 companies, providing transparency into their Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions. Bloomberg said the broader coverage…

S&P Sustainable1 Physical Risk Scores Offer Social Impact Window

E, S and G is generally regarded in aggregation, but data products and services usually measure each individually. S&P Global Sustainable1 business, however, believes the geolocated company and climate data combined in its new physical risks metrics are providing a means of measuring the conjunction of the first two of ESG’s pillars. The global rating…

How Controversy Monitoring Can Help Shape ESG Policy

Tracking the companies that are performing well in terms of ESG is just one part of the sustainable finance story – but like everything, there’s a dark side too. Monitoring errant companies can be just as valuable as tracking those with the best records, particularly for establishing risk management strategies. One key means of doing…

A-Team Group Names Winners of ESG Insight Awards

A-Team Group announced the winners of its inaugural ESG Insight Awards today. The awards recognise both established solution vendors and innovative newcomers providing leading ESG solutions, services and consultancy to capital markets participants. The awards included over 20 categories of ESG solutions ranging from Best ESG risk data provider to Best overall ESG data provider,…

As Biodiversity Climbs the ESG Agenda, ISS Unveils Nature-Linked Products

Institutional Shareholder Services’ (ISS) has launched a suite of nature- and natural resources-linked products as biodiversity protection and risk mitigation rise in prominence on among investor concerns. ISS ESG’s Biodiversity Impact Assessment Tool and the latest addition to its ESG indices, the Freshwater Index Series, are intended to give financial institutions better visibility into the…

Biodiversity and Water Risk Products Announced by ISS ESG

ISS ESG has broadened its nature-linked ESG data and indices offerings with the launch of a Biodiversity Impact Assessment Tool and a Freshwater Index series. The biodiversity tool enables investors to measure the impact of their investments’ activities on nature, while the latest indices highlight a company’s exposure to water risks and its management of…

Vendor Strategy: ICE Builds on Exchange, Mortgage Success to Grow in ESG

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is seeking to establish itself as a leading provider of sustainability data, leveraging the information-generating potency of its market venue, clearing house and mortgage businesses. The Atlanta and New York-based company’s recent acquisition of a number of climate data services, however, underlines its plans to expand its multi-asset ESG information offering. From…

ICE Broadens its ESG Suite With Urgentem Acquisition and Geospatial Tool

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is positioning itself as a full-service ESG data and analytics provider with two recent substantial investments. The Atlanta, Georgia-based financial infrastructure giant has bought climate risk data provider Urgentem for an undisclosed sum and unveiled its latest geospatial data offering for mortgage and other structured finance investors called ICE ESG Geo-Analyzer. The investments…

Natural Capital Asset Manager CAM Takes Data Sourcing In-House

The notion that the natural world has a capital value beyond that provided by the economic activity it supports has gained ground among investors. Consequently, a number of asset managers have emerged to service growing demand to support a natural capital and biodiversity market that’s estimated to grow 2,000 per cent in value to US$93…

Climate Risk Climbs Up Executives Worry List but Data Gaps Remain a Challenge

Financial services firms and corporates are increasingly incorporating climate risk into their risk management frameworks, but a lack of data is hampering the process. A survey by Bloomberg found that almost nine in 10 senior executives polled said they had begun aligning their risk management processes with climate change. Nevertheless, only 5 per cent of the people questioned…