Archive

  • The ESG data files, part six: TCFD and the challenge of looking forward

    18 November 2019

    Requests for strategic information about the risks and opportunities posed by climate change have proved a step too far for many. Joe Walsh and Peter Cripps report

  • ESG data files: Part five - the impact of the EU's taxonomy

    04 October 2019

    Will the EU's sustainability taxonomy reduce the reporting burden on companies, or could it be another weight on their shoulders? Michael Hurley reports

  • The ESG data files - part four: fixed income data

    21 August 2019

    While the availability of sustainability-related data for fixed income investments is catching up with that for equities, much progress remains to be made, Michael Hurley is told

  • ESG data files - part 3: Ratings reports under the microscope

    01 August 2019

    A look at how three of the biggest ESG raters rate three companies - Johnson & Johnson, Standard Chartered and BYD - reveals significant differences in the conclusions they reach. Graham Cooper reports

  • ESG data files - part 3, continued: ESG rating providers

    29 July 2019

    The second instalment of this analysis of ESG rating agencies finds that investors are increasingly drilling down into the data that underlies the ratings. Peter Cripps reports.

  • ESG data files - part 3: ESG rating providers

    25 July 2019

    As ESG ratings become embedded in mainstream investment decision making, they are attracting criticism. Is it justified, asks Peter Cripps.

  • ESG data files: part two - non-reported data

    05 July 2019

    What are the uses of, and potential, for non-reported or alternative data sources, asks Peter Cripps

  • The ESG data files - part one, continued: reported data

    03 July 2019

    Investors are demanding an increasing amount of data from companies. What are its strengths and weaknesses, asks Peter Cripps

  • The ESG data files - part one: reported data

    02 July 2019

    Investors are demanding an increasing amount of data from companies. What are its strengths and weaknesses, asks Peter Cripps

  • The ESG data files - introduction

    26 June 2019

    ESG data has gone 'mainstream'. But how good is it, and in what ways does it need to improve? Environmental Finance is today launching a series of features to answer these questions. Peter Cripps reports