Operator of the New York Stock Exchange, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) announced this Thursday that its environmental, social and governance (ESG) data now covers 2 million fixed income instruments across North America, Europe and Asia.
The data coverage includes corporate bonds, municipals, sovereigns and money markets providing market participants with ESG characteristics such as greenhouse gas emissions reported, board diversity and benefits, among others.
“While much of ESG investing to date has been focused on equities, our offering allows users to assess risks and opportunities across multiple asset classes, all at the instrument level,” said Anthony Belcher, Head of Sustainable Finance at ICE.
The information is taken from corporate disclosures and other public documents.
The ESG data can be used to improve the due diligence and research of global equity and credit analysis.
In June the G7 backed making disclosure of climate-related risks mandatory for companies and banks.