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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

IIF Letter on Europol Mandate

The IIF has responded to the consultation of the European Commission on the mandate for Europol.

GMV: Egypt and Pakistan Exchange Rate Valuation

Our exchange rate fair value model rarely sends big overvaluation signals. It flagged Turkey and Argentina in early 2018 and South Africa in late 20...

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. 

Macro Notes: CEE-4 - Well-Positioned for Life After COVID-19

The COVID-19 response will improve medium-term growth prospects for the CEE-4. Stronger government finances provided countries with room for stimulus measures. The ECB’s response has also allowed authorities to cut rates and start bond purchases. Finally, the EU’s proposed recovery fund would improve growth prospects markedly.

IIF Comments on EBA ML/TF Risk Factor Guidelines

The IIF submitted comments to the European Banking Authority on their recent consultation on money laundering and terrorist financing risk factor guidelines. 

Economic Views: China’s Recovery from the COVID-19 Shock

We look into China’s recovery from the COVID-19 shock. Our activity tracker points to positive y/y growth in Q2. Industry and manufacturing ...

FRT 71: Managing Risk and Using Data Ethically

Deem Finance CRO Torsten Kleine Buening joins us to discuss the ethical use of data and preserving customer trust, and the implications of the COVID experience for technologies such as digital identity and machine learning.

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.

The Big Questions: Ep. 7 - The US Labor Market with Chief Economist Robin Brooks

Managing Director and Chief Economist of the IIF, Robin Brooks, joinsThe Big Questions again this week to discuss what he sees as a "painful and slow" US labor market recovery post-COVID-19.




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