Category: ESG

Apex has been appointed by BGF, a UK-based growth capital investor, to provide ESG ratings & advisory services for over 230 companies in its portfolio. Apex’s ESG Health Check is designed for minority equity, venture capital or credit investors who do not have a controlling stake in their private company investments but require a high…

Rimes, a provider of data management and investment intelligence solutions to investors and asset managers, has joined BBH Connectors, the Brown Brothers Harriman platform featuring multi-provider, open architecture technology providers. Rimes joins other specialist third-party fintech and service providers that deliver expertise in areas like ESG data, insurance accounting, class action recovery services, and AI.

Fondo di Previdenza Mario Negri, the Italian pension fund, has selected BNP Paribas Securities Services’ Manaos platform for its ESG data and analytics needs. Fondo di Previdenza Mario Negri is the pension fund for managers of commercial shipping and transport companies in Italy, with EUR3.9bn (USD4.1bn) AuM. The fund will be using the Manaos platform…

Deutsche Bank’s New York agency securities lending team has transacted its first two ESG off balance sheet investments. The trades, which amounted to USD550m, were transacted on behalf of two of the bank’s U.S. based state pension fund clients which aimed to demonstrate their commitment to tackling climate change, ensuring gender diversity, better working conditions…

JTC Americas, a subsidiary of the C.I.-based JTC group, has launched a virtual Chief Sustainability Officer (vCSO) platform to help fund managers, corporations and family offices meet their ESG regulatory and reporting obligations. vCSO is comprised of three core elements: ESG Strategy: develops, defines and documents customised ESG strategies built around industry best practices and…

Aon and BNY Mellon have signed a multi-faceted data and digital collaboration focusing on supporting the ESG needs of clients globally, leveraging both firms’ collective ESG data and analytics capabilities and data sets. In addition, Aon and BNY Mellon will work to further enhance solutions in the areas of digital assets and data and analytics.…

U.S. Bank has deployed Sustainalytics, the provider of ESG research and ratings owned by Morningstar, to offer ESG data solutions to its global fund services clients. U.S. Bank has integrated Sustainalytics’ research and ratings to support portfolio analysis which enables regulatory compliance and investor and financial reporting capabilities to address regulatory and investor reporting demands.…

Adams Street Partners, a U.S.-based private markets investment firm with >USD49bn AuM, has deployed a real-time ESG data analytics solution from Apex to provide insights into underlying fund and private company investments. The Apex analytics platform securely processes a variety of ESG data streams to provide tailored insights during investment and operational due diligence. Adams…

Northern Trust has enhanced its ESG investment analytics to deliver new climate risk reporting for global institutional investor clients. The Climate Focus Report, part of Northern Trust’s ESG Insights suite of reporting solutions, offers clients a range of carbon metrics, physical risk and transition risk detail at the portfolio level. These include detailed emissions information,…