“We are honored to have been awarded the contract to support the State of Baden-Württemberg’s Financial Investments, to ensure its sustainable investment criteria are applied uniformly.”

November 21, 2023

ISS ESG Awarded Contract to Provide Sustainability Data for the Financial Investments of the State of Baden-Württemberg

LONDON, (November 21, 2023) — ISS ESG, the sustainable investment arm of ISS STOXX, today announced it has been awarded a contract by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Finance to provide sustainability data to support the state’s financial investments.

By way of background, the state parliament passed its law for sustainable financial investments in Baden-Württemberg in March 2023. The law defines sustainability as the fourth investment criterion alongside profitability, liquidity, and security. To be considered sustainable, a financial investment must meet the 1.5-degree target of the Paris Climate Protection Agreement and it must not violate the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or hinder the six environmental goals of the EU Taxonomy.

In addition to the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Finance, all state holdings and foundations affected by the law on sustainable financial investments, with a total of around 17 billion euros in financial assets, including pension assets amounting to approximately eleven billion euros, can use the ISS ESG data.

Till Jung, Managing Director, Head of ISS ESG said: “We are honored to have been awarded the contract to support the State of Baden-Württemberg’s Financial Investments, to ensure its sustainable investment criteria are applied uniformly.”

ISS ESG is leveraging a broad range of its robust data solutions to support the mandate, including carbon and climate, energy and resources, EU Taxonomy alignment, SDG impact, norms-based research, controversial weapons, sector-based screening, and ESG country ratings.



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