Trucost launches SDG Evaluation Tool
Trucost has launched an evaluation tool to help companies identify business risks and opportunities aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
World’s largest pension fund prepares first ESG report
The world’s largest pension fund plans to publish its first ever report on the impact of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors on its investments, Environmental Finance has learned.
Trucost expands coverage of Japanese firms
Environmental data and analysis firm Trucost has extended its coverage of the Japanese market to include more than 1,500 companies.
ISS expands ESG offering with Oekom acquisition
Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has continued to build out its capabilities in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) data arena, with the acquisition of Oekom Research, arguably the last of the independent second party opinion providers in the green bond market.
Allianz, KB Financial and Westpac named sustainability leaders
German insurer Allianz, Korean bank KB Financial and Australia's Westpac Banking Corp are the top financial sector performers in terms of corporate sustainability, according to Swiss asset manager RobecoSAM.
ESG sector needs more simple data and definitions, says Northern Trust
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) data and metrics must be simplified to reflect the increasing importance of these factors for investors, according to Northern Trust Asset Management.
US asset owners are waking up to climate change
There is increasing evidence that US investors are factoring climate change into their investment decisions, argues Meg Voorhes
S&P green bond evaluation tool to launch 'early next year'
S&P Global Ratings, formerly known as Standard & Poor's, will launch its green bond evaluation tool early next year, after beefing up its methodology for adaptation technologies, Environmental Finance can reveal.
EF BRIEFS: Paris Agreement, Canada, Indianapolis, S&P DJI/Trucost
The European Parliament has voted to ratify the Paris Agreement, edging the landmark treaty closer to implementation.
S&P Global Ratings develops green bond and ESG assessment tools
S&P Global Ratings is developing a green bond evaluation tool, making it the latest in a series of players to launch a product to help investors quantify the green credentials of an issue.