Positive Impact Iceberg Model: Why you probably overlooked 90% of your company or positive impact portfolio

The “Positive Impact” thinking has been making the buzz for a while now, but the approach is often mixed up with the more restrictive notion of “Positive Social Impact”, or limited to the direct impact linked to a company “Business Model”, and, by doing so, it misses 90% of a company impact—and, incidentally, of aContinue reading “Positive Impact Iceberg Model: Why you probably overlooked 90% of your company or positive impact portfolio”

3 incoming regulations in Sustainable Finance—will investors be ready ?

Within the coming two years, several regulations on Sustainable Finance will come into effect, which will directly affect the Asset Management, Insurance, and Pension Funds activities. All of those evolutions are emerging from the overall “EU Green Deal” context, and from EU working groups on Sustainable Finance and Sustainable Insurance. But will concerned businesses beContinue reading “3 incoming regulations in Sustainable Finance—will investors be ready ?”

Portfolio ESG Impact scorecard—the IMPACTIN way

Are you an Asset Manager or an investor wanting to understand the real impact of your fixed income or equity portfolio ? Or maybe do you want to measure the physical risk and mitigation or transition impact of your Real Estate portfolio ? Do you need to measure the alignment of your portfolio vis-à-vis theContinue reading “Portfolio ESG Impact scorecard—the IMPACTIN way”

IMPACTIN Countries ESG Impact rating available on the DAWEX data marketplace

Our core business is to measure the ESG impact for the Sustainable Finance needs, and to this end we just released our countries ESG impact rating for the first quarter of 2020. The IMPACTIN Countries ESG Impact Rating dataset contains 48 impact scores and their trends, for 218 countries, i.e. a total of 20,928 dataContinue reading “IMPACTIN Countries ESG Impact rating available on the DAWEX data marketplace”

Bloomberg, One Planet SWF Paris, and the rise of ESG integration to country risk

As the poet said, nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come. And the two last weeks probably demonstrated that the time for ESG criteria integration into country rating might have come… Last week, we attended the One Planet Sovereign Wealth Funds initiative reception, being held in Paris, at the Shangri-La hotel,Continue reading “Bloomberg, One Planet SWF Paris, and the rise of ESG integration to country risk”

Countries ESG impact rating: should it be integrated into credit rating?

Several approaches of countries ESG rating, and worldwide ranking, are currently available on the market, mostly based on hundreds of qualitative and quantitative data. They are very similar, and share the same limitations: they do not systematically try to measure the ESG impact of a country, and agregate too many indicators, ending with a non-sensicalContinue reading “Countries ESG impact rating: should it be integrated into credit rating?”

Sustainability in finance, and beyond—a look back at 2019, and perspectives for 2020

The end of a year—or the beginning of a new one—is generally a propitious period for the (healthy) exercise of the retrospective. So, let’s look back at 2019, and try to foresee what’s coming in 2020, in the domain of sustainable finance, and sustainability in general. In March 2018, the EU published its “Action PlanContinue reading “Sustainability in finance, and beyond—a look back at 2019, and perspectives for 2020”

Salon des Maires et des Collectivités Locales (SMCL) 2019 — retour sur des tendances durables

Du 19 au 21 novembre s’est tenu le Salon des Maires et des Collectivités Locales 2019, à Paris, Porte de Versailles. Nous avons visité ce salon, et s’il y a bien une tendance à retenir, c’est la suivante : « Transition Énergétique et Écologique ». Cette tendance, qui s’inscrit logiquement dans le thème global du salon­—Villes et TerritoiresContinue reading “Salon des Maires et des Collectivités Locales (SMCL) 2019 — retour sur des tendances durables”

Sustainable trends from the French Mayors and Local Authorities Fair (SMCL) 2019

The 2019 French Mayors and Local Authorities Fair (Salon des Maires et des Collectivités Locales 2019) was held from the 19 to the 21 November in Paris, Porte de Versailles. We visited the exhibition, and if one trend has to be recognized, it is the following: “Energy and Ecology Transition”. This trend, aligned with theContinue reading “Sustainable trends from the French Mayors and Local Authorities Fair (SMCL) 2019”