ESG Investor’s weekly round-up of news on technology and tools in the sustainable investing sector.
RepRisk and JP Morgan have announced a collaboration to provide ESG data through the bank’s flagship multi-asset data and analytics platform, DataQuery. Offering quantitative risk analytics and metrics for public and private companies across global markets, RepRisk serves leading financial institutions and corporates in ESG integration and risk management processes across operations, investments and business relationships. “Offering our data via DataQuery will provide users with risk-focused data for risk management, portfolio optimisation, and alpha generation,” said Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at RepRisk. “Have RepRisk on the DataQuery platform allows us to present a streamlined way for clients to integrate ESG factors into their investment strategies,” said Richard Crozier, Head of Product for Data Analytics at JP Morgan Securities Services.
Ratings and data provider Moody’s has announced the acquisition of a minority stake in the data and insights company MioTech. Using artificial intelligence to track and scan alternative data sources related to ESG factors, supply chains and financial information for over 800,000 public and private companies in China, MioTech is a leading provider of alternative data and insights serving ESG and KYC markets in Greater China. “Our partnership will provide valuable data, analytics and insights to China’s domestic risk and investment markets,” said Min Ye, Head of International for Moody’s.
Landmark Information has launched RiskHorizon, a new ESG management platform providing “thorough and actionable” global ESG corporate assessments. Using a database spanning 90 industries and over 45 ESG risks in more than 175 countries, the platform delivers valuable insights to support firms in screening future acquisitions, investments and existing assets, and providing comprehensive assessments to a broad audience of investors, property asset owners and managers. “We provide the tools for risk management across law firms, private equity and corporate supply chains, enabling effective due diligence and ongoing ESG portfolio management,” said Simon Boyle, Environmental Law Director of Landmark Information.
S&P Global Ratings has published a report exploring how ESG credit factors influence the credit quality of rated covered bond programs. ‘ESG Industry Report Card: Covered Bonds’ was published on RatingsDirect and details how and why ESG factors can have a negative and positive effect on an entity’s credit quality. Analysis also includes other relevant features, such as collateral pool characteristics and legal framework.