ESG-Data

How much do investors care about social responsibility?

On average, investors are willing to forgo some monetary gains in order to promote social interests but one third have a strong preference for...

Increase in mandates awarded to diverse owned asset managers

The total number of mandates awarded to diverse-owned firms doubled from 10% in 2018 to 21% in 2021, according to Wilshire Associates’ latest Diverse...

Global sustainable funds weather the market storm

Global sustainable funds attracted $22.5bn of net new money in Q3, less than the revised $33.9bn of inflows in the second quarter., according to...

EFAMA urges Commission to develop ESG regulatory framework

The European Union should develop a regulatory framework for environmental, social and governance ratings according to EFAMA, the European Fund and Asset Management Association. The...

Derivatives – the ‘elephant in the room’

Derivatives have the potential to increase a bank's climate risk exposure and should be included in disclosures of firm-wide total financed emissions according to...

ESG’s role expected to grow in M&A activity

Just under half (42%), of experts believe environmental, social and governance factors currently play an important role in their organization's M&A activity but this...

Nasdaq show discussion of ESG factors is growing

There has been a significant increase in companies discussing environmental, social and governance factors on earnings calls according to research by Nasdaq. Nasdaq used proprietary...

Investors pull €30 billion from SFDR Article 8 funds

Investors pulled €30 billion from Article 8 funds in Q2, but poured almost €6 billion into ‘greener’ Article 9 mandates against a backdrop of...

ESG stocks have become more expensive over time

Stocks considered as “more ESG” or environmental, social and governance have been persistently more expensive since 2014, and that valuation gap has recently been...

One third of asset owners not embedding responsible investment contracts

Nearly one third of asset owners do not contractually require fund managers to follow the owner’s responsible investment strategy for all or a majority...

Greener equities take a hit

‘Greener’ equities, such as those in the FTSE Russell Environmental Technologies 100 index, and the Renewable and Alternative Energy sector, have sold off faster...

95% of buy-side firms are aiming to improve their ESG data management

Over nine out of ten buy-side firms across the UK, US and Asia Pacific are looking to improve their ESG (environment, social and governance)...

How are you sourcing liquidity for ESG funds?

Asset managers may not be accessing the best liquidity available for their environment, social and governance (ESG) investing, which could impact their best execution...

ESG ratings not an effective measure of sustainability goals

The wide variations between environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings means they may not be effective at achieving the sustainability objectives of investors, and...

SDGs – Commercial banks and the capital markets industry have along way to go

According to data from ISS ESG, most of the commercial bank and capital markets industry are contributing poorly to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals...