5 key points of France’s pioneering position in impact finance

Last Thursday, March 25, 2021, was held an event that—hopefully—inaugurates the positioning of France as a pioneer in scaling Impact Finance. Entitled “Impact finance: fad or fundamental trend of sustainable finance?“, the event brought together around Bruno Le Maire—the French Minister of Economy, Finance and Recovery—leading players in this topic of major importance for theContinue reading “5 key points of France’s pioneering position in impact finance”

ECB stress tests on environmental and climate change risks: supervisory expectations, and enablers

A week ago, during a Sustainable Finance Deep Dive on ESG Data Reporting & Banking Compliance, organized by TechQuartier, we had the opportunity to present our views and ESG Impact solutions to a panel of major German banks and financial institutions. Beyond ESG Data, the workshop emphasis was on the incoming ECB Stress Tests relatedContinue reading “ECB stress tests on environmental and climate change risks: supervisory expectations, and enablers”

An ESG bubble on the rise?

The ESG finance has shown many signs of very strong market traction since the beginning of the year. And now, questions start to pop-up… “Is ESG overbought? Is it in bubble territory? “—these two relevant questions were asked as a reaction to the interesting publication of key investment themes by the Deutsche Bank Weath Management (centeredContinue reading “An ESG bubble on the rise?”

Is ESG Impact measurable?

A very recently pusbished HBR article, entitled “ESG Impact Is Hard to Measure — But It’s Not Impossible“, discusses the difficulty of measuring ESG impact. In the conclusions, it’s author, Jennifer Howard-Grenville, proposes three complementary concrete actions in order to go beyond the measure—which, today, might indeed be misleading due the aggregate confusion brought byContinue reading “Is ESG Impact measurable?”

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”

La notation d’impact ESG Pays d’IMPACTIN est disponible sur la place de marché de donnée DAWEX

Notre coeur de métier est de mesurer l’Impact ESG pour les besoins de la Finance Durable, et, à cette fin, nous venons tout juste de publier notre jeu de données Impact ESG Pays pour le premier trimestre 2020. Notre jeu de données d’Impact ESG Pays IMPACTIN contient 48 scores d’impact et leurs tendances, pour 218Continue reading “La notation d’impact ESG Pays d’IMPACTIN est disponible sur la place de marché de donnée DAWEX”

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”