Investors must look beyond company disclosures to find material business conduct data

Data is the biggest obstacle to investors

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The latest report by the Carbon Disclosure Project on financial institutions engaging companies on environmental disclosure is the most recent in a long line of indicators that progress toward truly sustainable finance – and related targets like carbon reduction – can be made. But increased disclosures and engagement raise the obvious question: is the right information being disclosed?

Adverse-Impact Data  The kind of data available to investors is at the heart of improving decision making and due diligence. ESG data focused on adverse impact can help companies and investors implement goals related to the transition to a low-carbon economy and identify early indicators of poor business conduct.   FCA group to develop code of conduct for ESG data and ratings providers When ESG data is used to assess business conduct, it prompts investors to seek out the best possible data to place at the heart of their decision making. Adverse impact-based data (i.e. disclosures th...

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