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”

The reign of ESG funds quantity, and the signs of the times

According to the Novethic indicator, published last week, the offer of sustainable funds is massively growing in France, combined with an always more demanding retail market. This situation is not unique in Europe: the same trends are reflected in the national markets of countries such as Italy, Spain, or the United Kingdom, etc. The trendsContinue reading “The reign of ESG funds quantity, and the signs of the times”

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”

Thematic funds or indexes, and ESG integration—a market trend on the rise?

In June 2019, this year, 2,832 funds proclaimed to use ESG criteria, of which 168 have been created during the 1st semester of 2019. Thematic funds were notably started by Pictet Asset Management in the 2000’s—with their first fund focused on water. Today, this kind of investements represents for Pictet AM EUR 40bn AUM, declinedContinue reading “Thematic funds or indexes, and ESG integration—a market trend on the rise?”

ESG and insurance underwriting: everything still needs to be done

How are Insurance companies integrating ESG in their core business? To start with, let’s have a look at the most impacting domains. Obsiously, two activities are mostly concerned with ESG aspects, and Climate Change issues. On the first hand, we find the Investments activities, since the insurance business is an investment-intensive activity, and any insurerContinue reading “ESG and insurance underwriting: everything still needs to be done”

Impactin’ Singapore, the Lion City

After having spent in Singapore our first week of our activity, for our very first contract, we can tell that Singapore is certainly not a random destination when it comes to Sustainable Finance. The City-State is indeed the 5th market in this domain in Asia (excl. Japan), with a share of 11%, after Malaysia, Hong-Kong,Continue reading “Impactin’ Singapore, the Lion City”