24 January, 2024 / Analysis

SIX launches climate-related investment data set

By Laura Miller

Provides clients with modelled and reported emissions data covering over 33,000 companies

SIX launches climate-related investment data set

SIX, a global financial information provider, has launched a climate data set to support the reporting and monitoring of climate factors, and help with climate-related investment and risk decision making.

The launch adds to a variety of climate data sets SIX provides. These give clients modelled and reported emissions data, covering a universe of over 33,000 companies from various providers in a wide range of industries around the world.

The new climate-specific data sets increase the existing coverage of fundamental ESG data, as well as regulatory risk data. 

They also support market participants in meeting climate-related regulatory requirements, and aim to help them make more informed investment decisions.

SIX’s climate data sets bring together multiple layers of information on regulatory, historical and forward-looking climate impacts from well-established providers, including MSCI and Inrate. 

An agreement with CDP, the global environmental data disclosure platform, means the SIX data also provides access to a comprehensive global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions dataset across various industries.

Investor clients commonly use a range of ESG and climate risk data sets to monitor their investment decisions, for benchmarking purposes and to meet regulatory disclosure requirements. 

Monitoring climate factors and disclosure requirements aligned with the globally applied Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework, is one such application.

These include the UK’s Climate-related Financial Disclosure Regulations, the SEC Climate Disclosure Rules, the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and the Swiss SBA Guidelines, as well as the voluntary Swiss Climate Scores.

Martina Macpherson, head ESG product strategy and management and financial information at 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.”

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