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One Year in, Wolters Kluwer Sees New ESG Solution Grow

Last February, Wolters Kluwer created a separate ESG-focused division within its global software solutions and services business. The Corporate Performance and ESG (CP and ESG) division brought together four existing software units to offer the company’s global banking clients integrated financial, operational, and ESG performance management and reporting solutions. Presided over by Karen Abramson, former…

RIMM Chief Sees Brighter Future for EM Sustainability Data

Increasing Western focus on supply-chain disclosures will accelerate the ingestion of emerging-market ESG data into global systems, according to the chief executive of a corporate sustainability services provider. With a large proportion of the world’s manufacturers, suppliers and logistics providers located in developing economies, new oversight rules requiring Scope 3 emissions will increase data flows…

Danish Pension Company Velliv Implements CuriumEDM for ESG Data Management

Velliv, a Danish pension and insurance company, has implemented Curium Data Systems’ enterprise data management solution, CuriumEDM, to manage the processing of its ESG data and ensure it can accommodate expanding regulatory and commercial requirements around ESG datasets. Curium’s initial target at Velliv is to address the ingestion, aggregation, mastering and quality control of ESG…

ESG Integration Hurdles, and Spreadsheets, Worry Data Experts

Resourcing constraints and fragmented business practices are holding back companies from integrating ESG processes into their operations. They are also still relying on manual data management to meet their ESG obligations. These findings, presented in a recent study of corporate ESG preparedness by KPMG, point to potentially dire consequences for financial institutions that use data…

Malaysia Assurance Move Highlights Growing Taste for ESG Data Audit

Malaysia has become the latest country to stress data assurance in its proposal for a broad sustainability reporting framework, highlighting the increasing importance being placed globally on ESG data audits. The government in Kuala Lumpur included assurance support in its touted National Sustainability Reporting Framework for Malaysia (NSRF), consultations on which were launched this week….

S&P-DJI Taps into Demand for SDG-Focused Metrics

Nine years ago, the United Nations established its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the baseline guide bringing global environmental and social harmony. It is intended primarily as a framework for nations to instigate change within their borders. The SDGs’ clarity of intention and comprehensive coverage, however, have been seized upon by financial institutions to…

AI Offers Banks Opportunity to Meet Sustainability Data Challenges: CGI

Banks would benefit hugely from the data gathering and management capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) as they gird for new ESG regulations and obligations, according to business IT consulting group CGI. While AI also could help banks in their reporting and disclosure processes, the challenge would be in ensuring the technologies are trained on accurate…

Generative AI in 2024 – The Look Ahead for Investors

By Marsal Gavaldà, CTO, Clarity AI. Unlike some technology trends, the hype around generative artificial intelligence (AI) will not fade, and I expect AI to remain a priority for investors in 2024. The emergence of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) is a watershed moment in the tech industry, as transformational as the advent of the internet,…

CSRD Delay a Necessary Slowdown in EU Rule Making or a Threat to Data Improvement?

The European Union’s proposal to delay full implementation of its cornerstone corporate ESG reporting code is being viewed in the sector as a sensible reassessment as the bloc faces accusations of regulatory overreach in its sustainability programme. Nevertheless, some observers fear the delay will also slow the improvement in ESG data quality that is expected…

Novata Carbon Navigator Aims to Reduce Cost and Complexity of Disclosures

Novata, a fast-growing start-up that is providing ESG data solutions to private market investors, has unveiled a carbon-tracking tool that’s devised to be affordable and user friendly to even the smallest portfolio company. The New York-based technology company’s Carbon Navigator helps companies and private equity general partners (GPs) calculate their carbon emissions and compare their performance against…