• Large numbers of Europe-listed companies 'less than 1% aligned' with EU taxonomy

    01 October 2020

    About 77% of a sample of 75 Europe-listed companies have an 'alignment level' with the EU's taxonomy of sustainable activities that is equal to or lower than 1%, according to a study by ISS ESG and German thinktank adelphi.

  • Moody's plugs more ESG data into flagship ratings and research platform

    01 October 2020

    Moody's has expanded its flagship CreditView platform to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) data from Vigeo Eiris and Four Twenty Seven, in a broader push recognising the growing importance on ESG of assessing issuer risk.

  • Biodiversity impact measurement tool for investors to be created

    23 September 2020

    Four French asset managers have issued a mandate to develop a tool to help investors integrate nature and biodiversity considerations into their decision making.

  • Big four accountancy firms agree universal ESG disclosure framework

    22 September 2020

    A set of 'universal' environmental, social and governance (ESG) assessment criteria has been published by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the 'big four' accountancy firms.

  • EU Taxonomy poses 'existential threat' to voluntary standards

    21 September 2020

    The EU Taxonomy for sustainable activities represents an "existential threat" to voluntary climate disclosure regimes, with the EU guidelines well-placed to become the default global standard.

  • MSCI launches SDG alignment data product

    16 September 2020

    Data provider MSCI has launched a tool it says will help investors more closely scrutinise the claims by their portfolio companies of contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • The Future of ESG Data: Environmental concerns rising up the agenda for sovereign bonds

    16 September 2020

    Environmental factors are becoming increasingly material considerations for investors in sovereign bonds, according to a panel of experts at Environmental Finance's The Future of ESG Data conference.

  • Virtual portal for 'Future of ESG Data' conference goes live

    02 September 2020

    Ahead of the Future of ESG Data virtual conference from Environmental Finance next week, delegates are now able to check-in to the portal in order to experience a pair of taster presentations and begin to arrange networking with other attendees.

  • Water webinar: With risk recognition rising, it's time to rethink resilience and adaptation

    01 September 2020

    Water risk is beginning to receive greater attention, but it is time to press companies to disclose as well as consider the future opportunities. Ahren Lester reports.

  • Taiwan's TDCC launch ESG ratings dashboard

    28 August 2020

    The Taiwan Depository and Clearing Corporation (TDCC) has launched a dashboard to help issuers and investors access environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings for Taiwanese firms, using data from four partnered ESG data providers.