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Inrate Increases Coverage and Is Poised for Growth With New Global Reach

Jul 14, 2022

Thursday, July 14, 2022, Zurich: Inrate, the recognized Swiss-based leader and pioneer in environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings, research, and services, is poised for growth by expanding its coverage and enlarging its offering through its partnership with SG Analytics, a Global Insights and Analytics company and Inrate’s longstanding partner.

Inrate has been providing ESG services since 1991 and will now cover all liquid global markets, allowing clients to benefit from its ESG Impact Ratings, and ESG data such as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate data. To drive this global growth, Christophe Volonté, Head of Active Ownership since 2016, has been appointed to the position of CEO as of August 1, 2022, while Christoph Müller will assume the role of Delegate of the Board of Directors.

Christophe Volonté says, ”from the beginning, Inrate’s ambition was a sound understanding of sustainability. With our rating methodology based on scientific insights we can make a difference towards a more sustainable world. We can also support our clients with the regulatory challenges that aim to consider the impact of products and services on the society and the environment, such as the concept of double materiality. For that end, we will be growing our teams in Europe, the US, and India to meet the market demands and further fuel our growth”.

Christoph Müller, Delegate of the Board of Directors says, “run by passionate and committed ESG professionals, Inrate is a powerhouse of reliable data spanning nearly 30 years to feed into decision engines. Our ESG Impact Ratings (public and private companies, sovereigns, real estate), ESG data, reporting or consulting solutions, in addition to proxy voting and engagement services are the need of the hour for all global firms, and Inrate has been at the forefront of offering these.”

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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.”