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Why firms should be bolstering their ESG data collection
Financial services have needed to put an increased focus on environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) over recent years and 2024 looks set to only add to this. As firms look to meet rising regulations, how important is data collection. In just the first two months of the year, multiple countries around the world have...
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A glimpse into tomorrow: ESG trends that will shape 2024
As we enter the first month of 2024, FinTech Global spoke to Hari Menon, Partner, SVP and ESG Product Head at AI-powered wealth management solution IntellectAI, about the major ESG trends of 2023 and his predictions for 2024. Hari pointed to two major trends within ESG during 2023. The first of these was the rapid adoption...
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The role of WealthTech in ESG investing
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) sits near the top of priority lists for many consumers, governments and businesses. As the world tries to encourage a more sustainable and fairer environment for everyone to benefit from, ESG factors have become crucial. ESG investing is starting to become a common sight in the world of wealth management,...
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Understanding the UK’s Sustainability Disclosure Requirements for 2024
The UK is gearing up to introduce the Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) in 2024, marking a significant shift in the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) regulatory landscape. This pioneering legislation is set to standardise how asset owners and managers communicate and market their sustainable investment products. Through a mix of anti-greenwashing rules, investment labelling, and...
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Is there a need for more regulation within ESG?
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) has become an important topic across business. It has become an increased priority, not only to meet customer demands, but also an increasingly complex regulatory environment. Regulators around the world are expanding the legal frameworks around ESG. The EU’s European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) is probably the ESG regulation at...
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How did ESG fare in 2023 and what is in store for 2024?
FinTech Global discussed with Alexander Stevens, CEO of Greenomy, a developer of ESG and sustainability reporting software, the major ESG trends of 2023 and his predictions for 2024. One of the biggest trends of 2023 was the standardization of ESG reporting, supported by the adoption of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and the IFRS Sustainability...
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The urgent need for sustainability is evident, with a staggering 69% of global consumers opting for eco-friendly products and services, as per IPSOS. Amidst this environmental awakening, the FinTech sector, while championing sustainable innovations, must also introspect and mitigate its own carbon emissions. FinTech firms are at the forefront of driving net-zero goals, but this...
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Are companies ready for the implementation of ESRS?
The implementation deadline of European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) is just around the corner, but are firms ready? The regulation is part of the European Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), which aims to introduce new reporting requirements for large companies and listed SMEs operating within the EU. ESRS will expand the current scope of sustainability...
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Mastering ESG compliance: key strategies for forming a dynamic reporting team
As the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and EU Taxonomy gain momentum, companies are prioritising their ESG reporting strategy. Central to this strategy is the creation of a robust, cross-functional ESG reporting team, essential for seamless compliance and leveraging the report as a strategic tool for enhancing overall sustainability. Regardless of the size of your...
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The upcoming COP28, set to take place in Dubai from November 30 to December 12, is poised to be a crucial event in the fight against the escalating climate crisis. At the heart of this year’s conference is the critical role of technology in reducing emissions – a theme that underscores the urgency and significance...
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