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Upcoming Webinar: How to manage ESG data for controversy monitoring and portfolio screening

Date: 18 October 2022 Time: 4:00pm Singapore / 9:00am London / 10:00am CET / 4:00am ET Duration: 50 minutes ESG controversy monitoring identifies companies’ posing potential ESG controversies such as toxic waste spills or human rights violations, and portfolio screening helps investors understand companies based on ESG criteria – both these issues are increasingly important…

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…

Nasdaq Looks to Long-Term ESG Evolution with Metrio Purchase

Nasdaq has sought to future-proof itself for growth in the sustainability data market with the acquisition of ESG metrics software provider Metrio. The American capital markets services giant purchased the Montreal, Canada-based company earlier this month, and will make the technology available to Nasdaq clients, enabling them to gather, process and publish data on their…

Future-Proof Your ESG Data Strategy Across the Enterprise

ESG data is now as important to financial institutions as traditional price and reference data. Ensuring that data is accurate and consistent is critical so that can deploy it in their portfolio and risk management strategies as well as regulatory reporting systems. But ESG data is unlike that they would be used to. It’s often…

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.