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Green Weekly Insight: Charting Course: Mapping ESG Data Providers

Amid rampant investor demand, the market for ESG data is set to top $750 million in 2020—over triple 2015 sales; ESG data providers cover a wide range of regions, sectors, and asset classes, and use differing methodologies and definitions; We note three overlapping categories of ESG data providers: market, ESG-exclusive, and specialized (e.g. climate); In the absence of mandatory disclosure, reported ESG data points vary substantially across countries and firms; Given still-patchy data availability, there is little correlation among ESG scores from different providers

ESG Webinar Series: Sustainable Finance Market Trends

Leon Saunders Calvert, Head of Sustainable Finance, Lipper and I&A Insights, Refinitiv, joined Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, Global Policy Initiatives at the IIF on this week's ESG Webinar to explore sustainable finance market trends. 

ESG Webinar Series: Assessing Financed Emissions in Investment and Lending Portfolios

Giel Linthorst, Director Energy, Sustainability, and Infrastructure, Guidehouse; Executive Director, PCAF, joined Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, Global Policy Initiatives, at the IIF for this week's edition of the IIF ESG Webinar Series.

Green Weekly Insight: Will COVID-19 reinvigorate the ESG agenda?

Rising debt levels amidst COVID-19 may constrain capacity for investment in climate change mitigation and SDGs; A green recovery is critical to reduce emissions but also to boost job creation: $1tn annually in green energy investment could create 9 million jobs in three years, while reducing emissions by 15%; Some $11 trillion in global fiscal stimulus has been approved, but less than 1% of this pandemic response is “green”; The European Commission’s €750 billion budget proposal is by far the largest green package — but faces several obstacles in obtaining approval in European Council negotiations next month

ESG Webinar Series: Sustainable Debt Market Update

Daniel Shurey, Vice President of Sustainable Finance Americas at ING, joined Sonja Gibbs, MD and Head of Sustainable Finance at the IIF, on this week's ESG Webinar to provide an update on the sustainable debt market.

IIF Staff Paper Examines German EU Presidency Financial Services Priorities

This IIF Staff Paper examines what the European Council will prioritize in the second half of this year. Although Berlin had drafted an ambitious program – transitioning to a greener economy, boosting digitalization, reforming migration policy and redefining the bloc’s relationship with the UK as well as China – the German Presidency will now instead prioritize tackling the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ESG Webinar: Using Data to Understand the Climate Risks and Stakes for a Company and a Sector

This wek's webinar featured Carbone 4's Jean-Yves Wilmotte, Leader of the Finance Practice, Transition Risk Expert, Florian Gallo, Senior Consultant, Physical Risk Expert,  and Marie-Anne Vincent, Head of Business Development speaking with Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, Global Policy Initiatives, Institute of International Finance.

Green Weekly Insight: ESG Funds Deliver!

85% of ESG equity indices outperformed non-ESG peers in Q1 2020, as have 80% of ESG fixed income indices in Q2 2020; Since 2015, the ESG fund universe has tripled to over $1tn—but that’s still only 2.5% of the overall universe of 135,000 funds; 

IIF June 2020 Global Regulatory Update

The June 2020 IIF Global Regulatory Update provides updates on current work streams.

IIF Response to EU Review of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive

The IIF provides high-level comments to the European Commission’s public consultation on the revision of the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD).




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