Capital markets technology and exchange company Nasdaq announced today the launch of two new ESG data offerings for corporates and investors, including sustainability data collection, measurement and reporting platform Nasdaq Metrio, and portfolio impact transparency solution eVestment ESG Analytics.
The launch of Nasdaq Metrio follows the acquisition by Nasdaq last year of Montreal-based ESG reporting software provider Metrio. Combining Nasdaq’s ESG data management solution OneReport with Metrio’s technologies, the new platform aims to enable corporates to collect, measure, disclose and communicate investor-grade, audited ESG data, navigate ESG frameworks, and share data with rating agencies, auditors, investors, and other stakeholders.
Nasdaq Metrio also features a new carbon accounting and management product for corporates to manage scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions data.
eVestment ESG Analytics is designed to help asset managers to quantify and communicate a portfolio’s ESG impact, and for asset owners to compare asset managers’ policy to investment outcomes, and to ensure that managers are in accordance with ESG investment policies. Nasdaq said that the offering leverages algorithms and data sourced from ESG data providers, including Nasdaq Ventures portfolio company Matter. Nasdaq invested in Copenhagen-based Matter in 2020, and has collaborated with the company on ESG portfolio analytics for asset managers and retail investors.
Nelson Griggs, President of Capital Access Platforms, Nasdaq, said:
“We are committed to meeting current and future corporate and investor needs to help clients unlock return on investment for their sustainability initiatives and impact investing strategies. Our clients look to us to help inform the development of market-based, demand-driven solutions to better navigate the rapidly evolving and impact investing ecosystem.”