• Deutsche Börse buys majority stake in ISS

    18 November 2020

    German financial exchange operator Deutsche Börse has acquired a majority stake in Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), valuing the corporate governance and environmental, social and governance (ESG) data provider at over $2.2 billion.

  • 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.

  • Basic definition essential for transition bond issuance, says ISS ESG

    25 September 2020

    The market does not have to 'reinvent the wheel' on the structure of transition bonds to support future issuers, ISS ESG tells Ahren Lester, but a clear definition of what activities demonstrate 'transition' is essential for this potentially large market to grow

  • 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.

  • Germany launches innovative 'twin' bond green issuance programme

    25 August 2020

    Germany has launched its first green bond framework which will see it issue green sovereign bonds every year alongside conventional bonds through an innovative "twin bonds" concept, in what has been described as a "major milestone" for sustainable finance in Europe's largest economy.

  • ISS ESG launches transition bond second party opinion service

    05 August 2020

    ISS ESG has updated its second party opinion (SPO) methodology to support issuers of transition bonds ahead of guidance being published later in 2020.

  • BNP Paribas issues green bonds linked to Australian climate index

    04 August 2020

    French bank BNP Paribas has issued a series of equity-linked green bonds totalling

  • ISS ESG, Solactive create SDG impact indexes

    09 July 2020

    A set of equity indexes designed to include only the companies that contribute the most net positive impact to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been devised by Solactive and ISS ESG.

  • KPI-linked bonds webinar: Investors want 'Paris alignment'

    01 July 2020
  • ESG data providers taking impact data seriously - ISS ESG

    02 June 2020

    Specialist sustainability data providers including ISS ESG are aware of the "enormous demand" for products that focus on assessing positive and negative impact of investments, according to the company.