ISS Market Intelligence is pleased to announce the addition of ISS ESG Fund Rating to its market-leading Simfund Platform, effective today. ISS ESG Fund Ratings will allow Simfund users to quickly and effectively evaluate and illuminate fund and peer performance across major ESG themes, supported by an industry leading 1,000+ data factors per fund, generating and supporting critical research, screening, and analytics. From the aggregated rating and performance score to more detailed carbon intensity, the ISS ESG Fund Ratings’ underlying proprietary data will provide new ways to analyze data in Simfund. ISS ESG Fund Ratings are available on Simfund Global in addition to the U.S. dataset. This addition makes Simfund a one-stop-shop for mutual fund and ETF data with data integrated from various sources.
“The addition of ISS ESG ratings fund ratings to Simfund underscores our deep commitment to providing our clients with timely, relevant, and cutting-edge solutions in lock-step with market developments,” said Ben Doob, Head of ISS’ Market Intelligence (MI) business. “Today’s announcement comes in the wake of the release of MI data showing record flows of $60 billion in 2020 to ESG funds in the U.S. that we expect will continue to grow over the coming years.”
The new ratings solution will draw on ISS ESG’s best-in-class ESG ratings, governance data, norm-based research, energy and extractives screens, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) impact ratings, carbon emissions analysis, shareholder meeting voting outcomes, and more, to form a composite and holistic picture of a fund’s ESG performance.
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