It’s now or never: Convergence of the ESG Reporting Ecosystem and calls to action

The world needs globally accepted sustainability reporting standards to ensure transparent, comparable information for all stakeholders – businesses, investors, customers, employees, suppliers, regulators and governments. The quality of ESG reporting should be as high as it is for financial reporting and should be capable of being assured. This ensures a …

The importance of materiality when assessing sustainability risks

There is no one single definition for sustainability risks but most experts  agree on two facts: sustainability risks aren’t simple to address and the scarcity and reliability of data to assess them are a common issue. According to the SFDR (sustainable finance disclosure regulation), “Sustainability risk means an environmental, social …

ESG Data Management: the future imperative

Sustainable Finance and ESG have taken a hold of the market and are moving from niche to mainstream by now. Asset Managers (AMs) are changing the once recurrent question of why integrate non-financial factors—notably Environmental, Social & Governance—to ‘how’ it is actually done.  For all financial market players, going into depth …

How to use Sustainable Finance to mitigate negative externalities

It’s interesting to think about what externalities meant to business years ago, before the current context with SDGs, corporate responsibility and ESG criteria gaining ground. The general opinion was that they had no impact on profitability. Indeed, for many decades, economists considered the impact of production and consumption on the …

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