• 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

  • 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

  • '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

  • 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

  • ESG data: Less is more...

    15 December 2020

    Taxonomies, reporting requirements, and data providers need to take a consistent, common approach, focussing on good rather than great, and embracing less being more, argues Simon Smiles

  • ESG Ratings in fixed income: A good start

    19 November 2020

    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?

    30 October 2020

    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

    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.

  • A principled approach to impact

    16 April 2020

    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

    07 April 2020

    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