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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.

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…