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ComputerWeekly, February 28th, 2023
March 10, 2023,
Volume 300, Issue 2

In the last few years there has been an explosion in software to track and report on ESG data in financial services. What are the main features to look out for?

There are multiple drivers for the growth in environmental, social and governance (ESG) tracking. Demand has been created by regulatory changes such as the introduction of TCFD (Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosure) and SFDR (Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation) in the EU, with the potential for further carbon reporting standards going forwards.

In addition, there are a growing number of investors and asset managers that see ESG as a key performance indicator and who want greater clarity on ESG scoring. Availability of green financing is one incentive to get this right, whether that is funds with an explicit sustainability mandate or debt ratchets dependent on ESG metrics.

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