Environmental, social and corporate governance

Broadridge Research: Active Asset Managers Can Meet Rising Demand With New ESG Solutions

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:15pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report from Broadridge Financial Solutions , Inc. (NYSE: BR), a global Fintech leader, reveals a growing investor demand for active managers to introduce new environmental, social and governance (ESG) funds to the market.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report from Broadridge Financial Solutions , Inc. (NYSE: BR), a global Fintech leader, reveals a growing investor demand for active managers to introduce new environmental, social and governance (ESG) funds to the market.
  • Changes in the makeup of the ESG market over the last five years have important implications for asset manager strategies.
  • ESG strategies represent an attractive segment for active managers, especially in equity strategies.
  • Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR), a $4 billion global Fintech leader, is a leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions to banks, broker-dealers, asset and wealth managers and corporate issuers.

Bladonmore ESG report: Europe's biggest blue-chip companies failing to provide evidence to support their ESG agendas

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 8:00am

Bladonmore, a London-based communications consultancy, reviewed the corporate websites of all the companies in the STOXX All Europe 100 index during August 2020.

Key Points: 
  • Bladonmore, a London-based communications consultancy, reviewed the corporate websites of all the companies in the STOXX All Europe 100 index during August 2020.
  • The full report 'ESG: Closing the gap' can be found here: https://esg.bladonmore.com
    The study examines how well the companies are communicating with their stakeholders around ESG.
  • "The ability to clearly communicate your ESG credentials is becoming more and more important," comments Richard Carpenter, Managing Partner of Bladonmore.
  • We would encourage companies to provide more evidence of their high-level claims across their corporate websites."

Bladonmore ESG report: Europe's biggest blue-chip companies failing to provide evidence to support their ESG agendas

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 7:00am

Bladonmore, a London-based communications consultancy, reviewed the corporate websites of all the companies in the STOXX All Europe 100 index during August 2020.

Key Points: 
  • Bladonmore, a London-based communications consultancy, reviewed the corporate websites of all the companies in the STOXX All Europe 100 index during August 2020.
  • The full report 'ESG: Closing the gap' can be found here: https://esg.bladonmore.com
    The study examines how well the companies are communicating with their stakeholders around ESG.
  • "The ability to clearly communicate your ESG credentials is becoming more and more important," comments Richard Carpenter, Managing Partner of Bladonmore.
  • We would encourage companies to provide more evidence of their high-level claims across their corporate websites."

Moody’s Enhances Flagship Moody’s CreditView Platform With ESG Expertise

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 12:30pm

Moodys CreditView users can now access resources from Moodys affiliates Vigeo Eiris (VE), a global leader in ESG data and tools, and Four Twenty Seven, a pioneer in climate-risk assessments.

Key Points: 
  • Moodys CreditView users can now access resources from Moodys affiliates Vigeo Eiris (VE), a global leader in ESG data and tools, and Four Twenty Seven, a pioneer in climate-risk assessments.
  • We will continue to enhance the Moodys CreditView platform by actively expanding our ESG resources and coverage.
  • Moodys ESG Solutions Group is a business unit of Moodys Corporation serving the growing global demand for ESG and climate insights.
  • The group leverages Moodys data and expertise across ESG, climate risk, and sustainable finance, and aligns with Moody's Investors Service (MIS) and Moody's Analytics (MA) to deliver a comprehensive, integrated suite of ESG and climate risk solutions including ESG scores, analytics, Sustainability Ratings and Sustainable Finance Reviewer/certifier services.

Act Analytics Launches "ESG News Analytics" Tool to Monitor ESG Investing Factors and Events

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

"In our highly concentrated information age, securities values can change quickly based on what news articles are written across a variety of ESG factors," said Zachary Dan, co-founder of Act Analytics.

Key Points: 
  • "In our highly concentrated information age, securities values can change quickly based on what news articles are written across a variety of ESG factors," said Zachary Dan, co-founder of Act Analytics.
  • "By doing so, we now have a native integration with our core Act Analytics engine, adding tremendous value to the platform."
  • As an independent technology company, Act Analytics is able to bring transparency to ESG investing, ensuring that ESG portfolios stand up to the highest levels of stakeholder scrutiny.
  • Based in Toronto, Canada, Act Analytics is dedicated to helping advisors and managers source, access, and analyze ESG investments for their clients.

Zijin Mining's Announcement in relation to the Environmental, Social and Governance Framework and Formulation of 8 Policy Statements

Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 11:00pm

In order to strengthen the Board's management over ESG-related matters, the responsibilities of the Strategic Committee of the Board will include the duties of managing ESG-related matters.

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  • In order to strengthen the Board's management over ESG-related matters, the responsibilities of the Strategic Committee of the Board will include the duties of managing ESG-related matters.
  • A number of work teams, comprising the heads of various departments with functions associated with corporate social responsibility, will be established under the ESG Management Committee.
  • These work teams will jointly be responsible for executing the relevant policies and targets.
  • The Board considered and approved 8 ESG policy statements, namely Policy Statement on Protection of the Ecological Environment, Policy Statement on Human Resources Management, Policy Statement on Management of Health and Safety, Policy Statement on Business Ethics Management, Policy Statement on Supplier Management, Policy Statement on Whistleblowing Management, Policy Statement on Water Resources Management and Policy Statement on Security and Protection of Human Rights.

Bain & Company Signs Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTI) Commitment To Further Minimize Environmental Impact

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 6:37pm

By taking these steps, the firm demonstrates the priority it places on minimizing its environmental impact.

Key Points: 
  • By taking these steps, the firm demonstrates the priority it places on minimizing its environmental impact.
  • The firm will develop new targets, based on climate science and objective data, and approve specific targets for all emissions by the end of the year.
  • Bain & Company also works with leading NGOs on climate-change initiatives, as part of its commitment to invest more than USD 1 billion in social impact efforts by 2025 .
  • In addition, Bain & Company is an investor in EcoVadis, the world's most trusted provider of business ESG ratings for global supply chains.

AM Best to Join Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Focused Panel at the Re/Insurance Lounge

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 1:31pm

AM Best will join a virtual panel session focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues on Sept. 24, 2020, as part of the Re/Insurance Lounge, a forum for insurance- and reinsurance-related discussions.

Key Points: 
  • AM Best will join a virtual panel session focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues on Sept. 24, 2020, as part of the Re/Insurance Lounge, a forum for insurance- and reinsurance-related discussions.
  • Mahesh Mistry, senior director, Credit Rating Criteria, Research and Analytics, will join a panel session, titled, Respond to Pressure from Stakeholders for Environmental, Social and Governance.
  • This session will look at the growing importance of ESG concerns and requirements facing the insurance industry.
  • Panelists will discuss the different approaches being taken by companies as they come under increasing pressures from a range of ESG-related issues.

Federated Hermes, Inc. survey signals change in ESG perspectives about investment risk as a result of the global pandemic

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 1:15pm

As part of the study, 90% of financial advisors reported that they had clients asking about ESG.

Key Points: 
  • As part of the study, 90% of financial advisors reported that they had clients asking about ESG.
  • Social risingAbout two-thirds of investors agree that in the wake of the global pandemic, social factors have become more important when analyzing investment risk.
  • Federated Hermes, Inc. is a leading global investment manager with $628.8 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2020.
  • About the surveyThe 2020Federated Hermes ESG Investing Survey is a survey of U.S. investment professionals fielded between June 1, 2020, and July 9, 2020.

Trucost Climate Analytics and Environmental Data now Integrated into the S&P Global Market Intelligence Platform

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 11:10am

LONDON and NEW YORK, Sept. 21,2020 /PRNewswire/ --S&P Global Market Intelligence announced today that Trucost, which includes carbon and environmental data from over 15,000 companies, is now available on the Market Intelligence Platform.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON and NEW YORK, Sept. 21,2020 /PRNewswire/ --S&P Global Market Intelligence announced today that Trucost, which includes carbon and environmental data from over 15,000 companies, is now available on the Market Intelligence Platform.
  • For the first time, clients can now access Trucost data and analytics alongside the full capabilities of the S&P Global Market Intelligence platform."
  • Trucost data on the Market Intelligence platform provides customers with unique climate and environmental analytics that can be integrated into their workflow and decision-making process.
  • Trucost data on the Market Intelligence platform is the latest enhancement to S&P Global Market Intelligence's ESG and climate analytics offerings, which include Trucost's Climate Change Physical Risk analytics , Climate Credit Analytics and S&P Global ESG Scores .