Governance

S&P Global launches Data Solution to Support the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) requirements

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 3:57pm

b'LONDON, April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --S&P Global has announced today the launch of the SFDR Data Solution to support the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).

Key Points: 
  • b'LONDON, April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --S&P Global has announced today the launch of the SFDR Data Solution to support the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).
  • Investment managers are seeking a comprehensive range of ESG data to meet their requirements under SFDR.
  • "\nS&P Global\'s SFDR Data Solution includes Trucost Environmental data, Sovereign Carbon Exposure, Physical Risk, S&P Global ESG Scores, and other datasets from the S&P Global Capital IQ platform.
  • S&P Global has been providing essential intelligence that unlocks opportunity, fosters growth and accelerates progress for more than 160 years.

Research Whitepaper - citiesabc indexDNA - Provides an Academic, Scientific Framework for Smarter Cities to Develop Better Policies and Rankings for the Transition to Society 5.0.

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 11:56pm

The citiesabc IndexDNA index is data-driven and gives a holistic view of a smart city on several dimensions like the economy, mobility, education, environment, governance, and quality of life.

Key Points: 
  • The citiesabc IndexDNA index is data-driven and gives a holistic view of a smart city on several dimensions like the economy, mobility, education, environment, governance, and quality of life.
  • citiesabc indexDNA Framework for Smart Cities serves multiple purposes, from benchmarking cities to developing effective policies for transition to Society 5.0.\nDespite the proliferation of smart city indexes emerging in response to the growing challenges of urbanisation, none so far have managed to rise above a static approach.
  • Many cities are taking proactive steps to make their cities \'digitised\' or \'smarter\'.
  • The summit provides a unique platform for both businesses and governments to promote their ideas and gain exposure with a global outreach through openbusinesscouncil digital certification.\n'

Research Whitepaper - citiesabc indexDNA - Provides an Academic, Scientific Framework for Smarter Cities to Develop Better Policies and Rankings for the Transition to Society 5.0.

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 11:53pm

The citiesabc IndexDNA index is data-driven and gives a holistic view of a smart city on several dimensions like the economy, mobility, education, environment, governance, and quality of life.

Key Points: 
  • The citiesabc IndexDNA index is data-driven and gives a holistic view of a smart city on several dimensions like the economy, mobility, education, environment, governance, and quality of life.
  • citiesabc indexDNA Framework for Smart Cities serves multiple purposes, from benchmarking cities to developing effective policies for transition to Society 5.0.\nDespite the proliferation of smart city indexes emerging in response to the growing challenges of urbanisation, none so far have managed to rise above a static approach.
  • Many cities are taking proactive steps to make their cities \'digitised\' or \'smarter\'.
  • The summit provides a unique platform for both businesses and governments to promote their ideas and gain exposure with a global outreach through openbusinesscouncil digital certification.\n'

PEMCO Mutual Insurance Welcomes New Director, Data Governance

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 4:17pm

PEMCO Mutual Insurance recently welcomed Arif Arain as its new Director, Data Governance.

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  • PEMCO Mutual Insurance recently welcomed Arif Arain as its new Director, Data Governance.
  • Arain joins the Seattle-based insurer with a wealth of experience in Data Governance, Data Management, Data Warehousing and solutions in other data related disciplines, developed and delivered throughout his career successfully, leading teams in the Insurance, Investments and Banking sectors.
  • As PEMCOs Director, Data Governance, Arain and his team will collaborate with other teams in Information Technology and the Business to create a new Data Governance discipline, establishing a foundation for robust data provisioning, information delivery and data quality management.
  • Prior to joining PEMCO, Arain led Data Governance and Information Management initiatives for highly regulated institutions, including Allstate Investments, SunTrust Bank, Key Bank and others, where he created core Data Management related functions including Data Governance, Data Warehousing, Business Stewardship, Data Quality Management, Data Controls and Policies and Functional Lineage standards etc.

Custodian REIT plc : Constitution of ESG Committee

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 8:00am

Custodian REIT (LSE: CREI), the UK property investment company, is pleased to announce the constitution of an environmental, social and governance ("ESG") Board Committee ("the ESG Committee").

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  • Custodian REIT (LSE: CREI), the UK property investment company, is pleased to announce the constitution of an environmental, social and governance ("ESG") Board Committee ("the ESG Committee").
  • The ESG Committee comprises Hazel Adam as Chair, Elizabeth McMeikan and Chris Ireland, all of whom are independent non-executive directors of the Company.
  • Commenting on the constitution of the ESG Committee, David Hunter, Chairman of Custodian REIT, said:
    "The Board recognises that its decisions have an impact on the environment, people and communities and understands the risks imposed if we do not incorporate robust ESG practices into the way we do business.
  • The Board is also acutely aware of the increased stakeholder interest and compliance requirements around ESG management.

KfW's €4 Billion Green Bond Scored E1/75 On Green Transaction Evaluation

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 8:27pm

STOCKHOLM, April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Global Ratings said today that KfW 's 4 billion green bond scored E1/75 in its Green Transaction Evaluation.

Key Points: 
  • STOCKHOLM, April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Global Ratings said today that KfW 's 4 billion green bond scored E1/75 in its Green Transaction Evaluation.
  • In our opinion, this transaction is aligned with the Green Bond Principles 2018.
  • A Green Transaction Evaluation is an asset-level environmental credential that builds upon current frameworks of governance and transparency (e.g., Green Bond Principles) and considers approaches for climate resilience and environmental impact.
  • Transaction Evaluations include Green Transaction Evaluations: a Green Transaction Evaluation provides a relative green impact score on instruments targeted at financing environmentally beneficial projects and may also include a second opinion on alignment of the instrument with the published "Green Bond Principles" and/or "Green Loan Principles."

AGB Releases New Publication Highlighting Attributes and Actions of Exemplary Higher Education Board Members

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 3:00pm

The publication outlines nine actions and attributes that individual board members should develop to better serve their institutions, systems, or foundations.

Key Points: 
  • The publication outlines nine actions and attributes that individual board members should develop to better serve their institutions, systems, or foundations.
  • More effective board members will ultimately result in better student outcomes and long-term prosperity for the enterprise.
  • This new publication will help board members be more effective, and I know that it will clarify responsibilities and help members add greater value to their organizations."
  • AGB is the trusted resource for board members, chief executives, and key administrators on higher education governance and leadership.

Global AI Governance Markets, 2021-2026: Focus on BFSI, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Government & Defense, and Automotive - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 1:57pm

AI governance solutions provide an effective way for helping enterprises add AI governance capabilities into the existing architecture.

Key Points: 
  • AI governance solutions provide an effective way for helping enterprises add AI governance capabilities into the existing architecture.
  • North America is expected to hold the largest market size in the global AI governance market.
  • European Commission is taking various AI initiatives such as the Digital Services Act to create oversight for how internet platforms use AI.
  • This is the major driving factor for the adoption of AI governance solutions in Europe.

Osisko Releases Inaugural ESG Report and Files Management Information Circular

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 1:00pm

Sandeep Singh, President and CEO of Osisko commented, ESG sustainability principles have always been core tenets of the Osisko group of companies.

Key Points: 
  • Sandeep Singh, President and CEO of Osisko commented, ESG sustainability principles have always been core tenets of the Osisko group of companies.
  • Our inaugural ESG report entitled Growing Responsibly and voluntary commitment to the UN Global Compact improve stakeholder communication of our ESG successes, risks, and mitigation activities and highlight our belief in the importance of corporate responsibility.
  • Osiskos goal, with the release of its ESG report, is to facilitate ongoing discussions of our risk management processes and help stakeholders assess our relative exposure to, and performance managing, ESG issues.
  • Osisko has filed its Management Information Circular for its upcoming Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held, virtually, on May 12, 2021 at 3:30 pm (EDT).

Introducing Okta Identity Governance: Intelligent Identity Management for All Users and Resources

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 5:00pm

Okta Identity Governance delivers self-service identity governance and administration for all users within the extended enterprise through a single control plane to meet compliance requirements without sacrificing speed in hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

Key Points: 
  • Okta Identity Governance delivers self-service identity governance and administration for all users within the extended enterprise through a single control plane to meet compliance requirements without sacrificing speed in hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
  • Okta Identity Governance delivers the most critical capabilities of identity governance and administration in a modernized solution for a cloud-first world.
  • Okta Identity Governance cuts across all resources from APIs and applications to servers, analyzes the right level of access to critical resources, and ensures that access stays in line over time.
  • The Power of Identity: A Unified Approach to Access Management, Privileged Access, and Identity Governance
    Okta is proud to deliver a comprehensive single control plane for access management, identity governance, and privileged access.