ESG Ratings in fixed income: A good start
ESG ratings should only be used as a first step when it comes to assessing issuers, a panel at Environmental Finance's ESG and Fixed Income 2020 conference heard. Ahren Lester reports
Is quantitative finance a good match for ESG?
Quantitative approaches provide speed, scalability, and cost savings, which can help process the deluge of ESG data, says Habib Moudachirou
Water webinar: With risk recognition rising, it's time to rethink resilience and adaptation
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.
A principled approach to impact
The Operating Principles for Impact are set to bring increased transparency to impact investing, the IFC's Neil Gregory tells Michael Hurley, on the first anniversary of their launch.
The ESG data files, part nine: Biodiversity - the new frontier
Various initiatives from the financial sector could make this a breakthrough year for biodiversity data, ahead of a hoped-for global agreement on conservation for the next decade. Graham Cooper reports
ESG Data Files, part eight: Infrastructure, continued
As well as considering the ESG credentials of an infrastructure project, investors should also consider resilience. Christopher Marchant reports
ESG Data Files, part eight: Infrastructure
With its broad scope from airports to hospitals, wind farms to oil pipelines, assessing ESG data in the infrastructure sphere comes with a wide array of challenges. Christopher Marchant spoke to experts in the sector about the ongoing push for in standardisation and disclosure.
The ESG data files, part seven, continued: Real estate - Social and governance data
The market for data on the social impacts of investments in real estate is growing rapidly, writes Christopher Marchant
ESG data files - part seven, continued: Real estate and resilience
Investors are striving to get a handle on physical climate risks, but the data is still under construction, writes Christopher Marchant
ESG Data Files, part seven: Building data for real estate
A raft of standards and certification schemes can help real estate investors understand transition risks in their portfolio, writes Christopher Marchant