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Oxford Academics to Probe Climate Data Quality Challenges

An academic study by the University of Oxford is probing the challenges associated with climate data used by financial institutions, including what constitutes good quality information. The research by the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group (OSFG) hopes to be able to establish a baseline for ESG data quality that will provide financial firms with the tools...


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Data is Holding Back ESG Sleeping Giant Africa

Africa is shaking off its reputation as an ESG backwater. Major index compilers now offer ESG equities indexes, governments are encoding sustainable finance regulations and green investments are rolling in. Holding back the development of a flourishing sustainable finance market in this ESG sleeping giant, however, is the absence of good quality ESG data. While...

Why ESG Data Is the Key to Connecting Next Generation Investors

By Marion Leslie, Head of Financial Information, Member of the Executive Board, and Executive Board Lead for Sustainability at SIX Group. Last year saw record inflows for ESG in passive investing, as $391 billion poured into ESG ETF assets, up nearly 100% from 2020 and ten times as much as in 2017, according to Statista research. There is...

UK Turns Focus on ESG Data for Pension Funds

Pension fund managers and asset owners in the UK have become the focus of a number of government initiatives to address ESG data challenges facing the industry. The most recent is a taskforce set up by the nation’s Department for Work and Pensions that aims to identify reliable data and metrics on social factors affecting...

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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…

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ESG Data & Tech Summit London

The ESG Data & Tech Summit will explore challenges around assembling and evaluating ESG data for reporting and the impact of regulatory measures and industry collaboration on transparency and standardisation efforts. Expert speakers will address how the evolving market infrastructure is developing and the role of new technologies and alternative data in improving insight and filling data gaps.

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ESG Data Handbook 2022

The ESG landscape is changing faster than anyone could have imagined even five years ago. With tens of trillions of dollars expected to have been committed to sustainable assets by the end of the decade, it’s never been more important for financial institutions of all sizes to stay abreast of changes in the ESG data…

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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...

Practical Data Strategies for meeting ESG Obligations in Financial Services

The ESG investing landscape is poised to become more defined, as competing definitions, standards and regulatory initiatives start to converge. The impact of ESG will be felt far and wide across the financial services community, which will face practical challenges in developing and implementing an ESG strategy that is both effective and avoids box-ticking –...

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Recorded Webinar: Putting data management processes in place for MiFID II

Don’t miss this opportunity to view the recording of this recently held webinar. The January 2018 compliance deadline for Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) is approaching fast, so how ready are financial institutions to meet the directive’s requirements, what data management processes should they be prioritising to ensure compliance, and what outstanding...

Recorded Webinar: Managing data, research and trading challenges in the countdown to MiFID II

Don’t miss this opportunity to view the recording of this recently held webinar. MiFID II is a far-reaching regulatory directive, years in the works, but now just a few short months from taking effect on January 3. The European Union regulation will have global impact, in areas including unbundling payments for asset management research, allowing...

Recorded Webinar: Artificial Intelligence in the EDM Era

Don’t miss this opportunity to view the recording of this recently held webinar. The scope and scale of structured and unstructured data that financial firms must manage continues to grow exponentially, calling for innovative approaches that can deliver automated, accurate and timely decision making. Artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing are prime contenders to ease...

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A-Team Innovation Awards

The winners have been announced in the second annual A-Team Innovation Awards! These awards celebrate successful projects within financial institutions (both with vendor support and without) across the financial enterprise.

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  • Regulatory Data Handbook 2021/2022 – Ninth Edition

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