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EU Taxonomy Aligned with Inrate

Dec 22, 2020

The EU Taxonomy is one of EU’s key tools for sustainable finance. It is a groundbreaking development towards defining environmentally sustainable investments and will also affect Swiss financial institutions.

With its ESG and Climate Impact Methods, Inrate has an approximation of the EU Taxonomy in place. Inrate also assesses minimum social and environmental safeguards and if a company does any significant harm. We ensure that our Methods stay in line with the EU Taxonomy and its further developments. This prepares our clients for EU Taxonomy alignment.

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.”