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Controversial business practices 2019-2021

Mar 22, 2021

Inrate manages a database with more than 16’000 controversial business practices of over 4’000 companies. The companies are part of major indices such as MSCI Developed Markets, MSCI Emerging Markets or the Swiss Performance Index. Data on controversial events has been collected over the last 10 years. News articles are screened on a daily basis, recorded, categorised as well as assessed in detail.

As the year came to an end, it was time again for a reflection on the most controversial business practices of the past year. The following retrospective includes five controversies, all of which stood out particularly in 2021, albeit for varied reasons. The controversies have been selected due to their significance and impact on the environment and society as well as stakeholders’ perception of the events. All of the controversies were subject to internal discussion in 2021, and some have yet to come to a close.

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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.”