Swiss Stock Exchange Operator SIX to Provide ESG and EU Taxonomy Data from Sustainalytics
Financial market infrastructure provider SIX Group, operator of the SIX Swiss Exchange and Spain’s stock market operator BME, announced today that it will provide data from ESG ratings and research provider Sustainalytics to customers, including ESG risk ratings and ESG data sets.
According to SIX, the availability of the new data sets is aimed at enabling its clients to meet EU Taxonomy and Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) compliance requirements and disclosure obligations. Over the past several months, Sustainalytics has launched a series of products designed to help investors meet these growing regulatory requirements, including a Principal Adverse Impact (PAI) Data Solution for SFDR compliance, and a solution to help investors assess the EU Taxonomy alignment of their portfolios.
SIX stated that Sustainalytics is the first third party specialist ESG data provider to be onboarded to its distribution channels.
Janine Hofer-Wittwer, CFA, Senior Product Manager, Financial Information, SIX, said:
“Through this collaboration with Sustainalytics, we help to reduce the complexity of data sourcing. By providing data regarding investee companies, product manufacturers and financial instruments, SIX is the single reliable source covering our clients’ ESG data needs, which are becoming increasingly important as the regulatory landscape continues to develop.”
Tim Langer, Sustainalytics’ Director of Client Relations, added:
“Sustainalytics is delighted to work with SIX and provide its clients with our high-quality ESG risk and compliance solutions. We look forward to advancing our relationship with SIX and supporting their clients’ ESG research and data needs, particularly as elements of the EU Action Plan continue to roll-out.”