RIMES has added offerings from ISS ESG, the responsible investment arm of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), to its growing list of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data partners.
Thanks to the partnership, ISS ESG’s comprehensive Carbon & Climate Impact, ESG Corporate Rating, and Governance QualityScore research and data will be available as quality-assured, system-ready data feeds through RIMES’ Managed Data Service (MDS). This will allow firms to more effectively incorporate sustainability in their investment decisions and reduce ESG-related risks.
The move comes at a time of rapid growth for the ESG market, with assets in the sector having grown 15% in the first quarter of 2019 to $52 billion. As the market garners more attention from the public, regulators and the industry, the ability of investment firms to access the sort of timely, high-quality and relevant data offered by RIMES and ISS ESG will become increasingly important.
“We are pleased to partner with RIMES in furtherance of providing its subscribers with the same high-quality ESG ratings, data, and analytics on which our clients rely to build for long-term and sustainable growth,” said ISS ESG Managing Director, Till Jung. “ISS ESG is deeply committed to innovation alongside quality and will continue to deliver to market cutting-edge ESG solutions and insights that address the needs of the global institutional investor community.”
“ISS ESG has developed a robust, materiality-focused method for assessing ESG performance that provides real insight into the performance of a huge range of businesses and their operations” said Patrick Walsh, Head of Content Management at RIMES. “By adding its research to our fast-growing roster of ESG partners, we’re able to offer clients the broadest set of ESG data on the market. As always, this is delivered in a standardized feed to whichever end systems clients require, so they can immediately focus on turning data insight into investment decision.”
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