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ACA to Give Clients ‘Deep ESG Data Relationship’ With Ethos Acquisition

US-based compliance adviser to global asset managers ACA Group believes it can provide its clients with the critical ingredient they need to establish their ESG programmes – a deep understanding and relationship with sustainability data. The New York-headquartered company has acquired data specialist Ethos ESG, which provides data and ratings across the sustainability spectrum. Ethos’…

Optimism Marks ESG Data Sector but Challenges Remain

Clean and accurate ESG data is core to financial institutions meeting their sustainability ambitions and obligations, but ensuring they have enough data in a useable form is proving a stumbling block. This, and other shortcomings of ESG data, was the subject of a fascinating conversation at last week’s A-Team Group Data Management Summit New York….

Webinar Preview: Getting ESG Data Right to Fully Leverage Power of Analytics

The growing body of ESG data is posing a few challenges to financial institutions as they try to make sense of the tsunami of sustainability information entering their systems. Data managers are turning to sophisticated analytical tools including artificial intelligence (AI) to help them clean, digest and utilise the data. How they do that and…

Progress in Taxonomy and Standards Alignment Hampered by Data Gaps

Financial institutions and corporations are pressing on with efforts to align with ESG taxonomies and there is confidence that reporting rules introduced in recent years are bringing more private companies into the fold. But more than two years after the European Union’s “green” Taxonomy was implemented experts say there are still yawning gaps in the…

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…

‘Plainspoken’ Morningstar ESG Portal Seeks to Clear Confusion for Retail Investors

Financial research giant Morningstar has launched a “plainspoken” ESG service to help the growing army of global retail investors navigate the sustainable finance landscape. The Chicago-based company’s Investable World is a free data-enriched web portal that walks users through the key concepts, assets and investment strategies that form the backbone of the sustainability sector. It…

Denominator Helps Finbourne Plug the DEI Gap for Conscientious Investors

Anders Rodenberg, chief executive of social metrics and data provider Denominator, responds with his own question when asked why diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) considerations should matter to investors. “Is it right that an asset manager who gets half their money from women should invest in companies that don’t have a single woman on its…

ESG Data Industry Welcomes Latest UK Disclosure Guidance

New ESG data recommendations by the UK’s accounting watchdog have been welcomed by leading data providers and users, who said the guidance provides a clear pathway to better sustainability disclosures. The Financial Reporting Council’s FRC Lab said its guidance on the production of ESG data was necessary because the sustainability data space was “less mature”…

Clarity AI Partners With BlackRock’s eFront on ESG Analytics for Private Investors

Sustainability tech company Clarity AI has begun providing analytics to private equity investors to meet growing demand for ESG data and analysis from the alternative finance sector. The New York-based company will leverage its sustainability data on about 30,000 firms to create sustainability benchmarks for use by private investors on BlackRock’s eFront platform. Clarity AI…

EU Taxonomy Posing Data Challenge to Corporates and Financial Firms

Two years since its publication, the European Union’s Taxonomy remains a milestone in sustainable investment standards. Part of the EU’s Green Deal to direct private finance towards the projects that can slow global warming and alleviate its impacts, the Taxonomy is designed to provide benchmarks on what can be considered a green or sustainable economic…