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Inrate Appoints Marco Wapf as New Head of Proxy Voting

Dec 23, 2022

Marco Wapf will take over as Head of Proxy Voting as of January 2023.

He joined zCapital, the Zug based asset manager, in 2013 where he analyzed corporate governance. Our proxy voting services origin from zCapital and Inrate has taken over the services in 2015.

Marco Wapf subsequently worked for Inrate in the proxy voting department from 2016 to 2019. Since then he has been with PwC. He holds a MA in Accounting & Finance from the University of St. Gallen and is Swiss Certified Public Accountant.

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.”