• How advanced AI can produce the ESG data investors need

    25 January 2021

    The best way to get timely data is by combining artificial with human intelligence, says Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon

  • ELFA and PRI launch guidance on ESG disclosure

    20 January 2021

    The European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) have released joint guidance on ESG disclosures for sub-investment grade corporate borrowers.

  • Richard Mattison on how ESG data needs to improve

    15 January 2021

    There are three main areas that environmental, social and governance (ESG) data needs to focus on to improve, says the CEO of Trucost, part of S&P Global

  • BlackRock takes minority stake in Clarity AI

    14 January 2021

    BlackRock has made a minority investment in US-based sustainability analytics platform Clarity AI. Its technology will be integrated into BlackRock's own portfolio management software Aladdin.

  • Spotting the ESG opportunity in SFDR

    14 January 2021

    The EU's Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation provides a concrete regulatory framework to cement ESG standards and reporting as one of the most important operational processes for all firms, says Volker Lainer

  • Reporting organisations invite EU, IFRS collaboration

    13 January 2021

    Five organisations working to create a globally accepted comprehensive corporate reporting system have invited the EU and the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation to contribute to their work on harmonisation.

  • EU examines issues in sustainability market in extensive study

    08 January 2021

    The Publications Office of the EU has released in-depth research on sustainability-related ratings, data and research, examining the flaws and biases inherent within data collection.

  • 'Happily surprised': Private sector has taken ESG seriously

    08 January 2021

    It is a misconception that private equity firms are not focused on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance, Apex ESG Ratings boss Andy Pitts-Tucker tells Ahren Lester, but many need help in collecting ESG data and turning it into action

  • AMF study identifies weaknesses in French institutions' TCFD reports

    05 January 2021

    Financial institutions continue to struggle to report decision-useful information on how their overall strategy responds to climate change, according to an analysis of French financial institutions' Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) reports.

  • The data provider hoping to put impact on the agenda

    29 December 2020

    The CEO of Util argues that ESG data is flawed, and measuring a company's impact on the Sustainable Development Goals can add a new dimension. Christopher Marchant reports