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2021 – A Dynamic Year @ Inrate

Mar 13, 2022

We are proud to have welcomed new clients, further enhanced existing relationships and contributed overall to a more sustainable finance industry in Switzerland and beyond.

In February SIX launched its first ESG Indices for general Swiss Bond and Equity markets, drawing on our ESG Impact ratings.

In June, Inrate partnered with Nasdaq to deliver its Climate impact data on the newly launched ESG Data Hub.

Inrate together with INFRAS published a study (on behalf of Greenpeace) “Sustainability Funds Hardly Direct Capital Towards Sustainability”. The study analyzed 51 sustainability funds in Switzerland and Luxembourg and compared them with conventional funds. To avoid Greenwashing, Impact Measurement is key.

Through the year, we have seen our coverage significantly increasing to reach more than 4’200 issuers by year end.

We have continued to develop our methodologies and products to address ongoing relevant sustainability issues.

In addition to the new SDG impact data, our new compliance data can be used to comply with EU regulations. We are pleased that the regulations place more emphasis on business activities – i.e. what a company produces, keyword “double materiality” – and less on reporting. Inrate has been pursuing this approach for over 20 years with its flagship product “ESG Impact Rating”.

We wish you a wonderful 2022 and are looking forward to further support you.

Financial market infrastructure provider SIX announced today the launch of a new climate data offering, aimed at supporting investors in reporting and monitoring of climate factors, and in climate-related investment and risk decision making.

The climate data sets, from various data providers in a range of industries, will provide clients with modelled and reported emissions data, covering over 33,000 companies globally, and bringing together multiple data sets on regulatory, historical and forward-looking climate impacts from providers including MSCI and Inrate. SIX also announced that it has recently entered into an agreement with environmental disclosure platform CDP to offer access to its global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Dataset across various industries.

According to SIX, the new data sets come as investors increasingly require ESG and climate data to monitor investment decisions and to meet growing regulatory disclosure requirements, including the EU’s SFDR and the U.S.’ upcoming SEC Climate Disclosure Rules.

Martina Macpherson, Head ESG Product Strategy and Management, Financial Information, SIX, said:

“Understanding, measuring and managing climate risk and opportunities, as well as the impact that these can have on investment decisions, is a critical area of focus for market participants and policy makers alike. As more climate risk monitoring and reporting is required globally, the cost of compliance is increasing – both in operations and in terms of specialist ESG resources. SIX works with established providers of basic and specific ESG and climate data in the market.”