ISS ESG launches data tool in bid to tackle ESG labelling issues

Diverse ESG approaches

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ESG requirements 'challenging' for asset managers

ESG requirements 'challenging' for asset managers

ISS ESG, the responsible investment arm of Institutional Shareholder Services, has created a "one-stop" tool that aims to support asset managers and asset owners as they navigate the complicated world of ESG standards and labelling.

The sustainability-focused group highlighted the challenges facing asset managers and asset owners when trying to align with ESG labels and standards due to the "diversity of approaches" between different administrative bodies. It noted how ESG labels and standards can come in many different forms. The ISS ESG Labels & Standards Solutions will leverage data, including from the organisation's global coverage of 8,000 issuers for equity and fixed income assets, and seeks to simplify the process of keeping up-to-speed with ESG requirements. Green bond guidelines most widely adopted susta...

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