ROCKVILLE, Md. (August 17, 2021) — ISS ESG, the responsible investment arm of Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), today announced a partnership with Bethesda, Md.-based MT Newswires to deliver sustainability and governance scores, ratings, and factors in support of MT Newswires’ newly launched Global ESG News with ISS ESG Scores & Ratings service.
The Global ESG News with ISS ESG Scores & Ratings service is designed to keep market participants alerted to company-level material ESG risks around the globe.
Undergirding the new offering are Sustainability and Governance signals that draw on ISS ESG’s industry leading suite of solutions. Included in Sustainability signals are: ESG Corporate Ratings to assess companies’ sustainability performance based on in-depth ESG criteria wedded with a rigorous, robust, and rules-based methodology; Norms-Based Research to assess companies’ adherence to international norms on human rights, labor standards, environmental protection and anti-corruption as set out in the UN Global Compact and the OECD Guidelines; and Carbon Risk Ratings, which assesses companies’ future carbon performance based on nearly 100 sector specific indicators. Governance signals, meanwhile, draw on ISS ESG’s Governance QualityScore measures that identify companies’ governance disclosure practices with a data-driven scoring and screening solution, as well as Executive Compensation measures, which analyze and benchmark global executive compensation practices.
“We’re proud to partner with MT Newswires in supporting the delivery of critical ESG information, powered by ISS ESG’s industry leading solutions, to institutional investors and other financial market participants for whom ESG is now top-of-mind,” said Till Jung, Managing Director with ISS ESG. “With the inclusion of ISS ESG scores, ratings, and factors, MT Newswires clients will gain deep and valuable insight into the broad spectrum of sustainability and governance issues faced by portfolio companies and how those companies are in turn responding.”
Operating around the clock, MT Newswires’ expanding global network of financial journalists and economists produces real-time, multi-asset class news in over 160 distinct categories to cater to the diverse and evolving needs of the investment community. MT Newswires offers premium intra-day global markets commentary and analysis on a wide range of economic, bond, equity and FX markets, covering developed markets in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
“With increasing emphasis on how ESG factors can potentially impact investment returns, having timely and comprehensive news and ESG scores and ratings on global public companies from a trustworthy and independent source like ISS ESG is essential in today’s portfolio construction,” said Brooks McFeely, MT Newswires Chief Executive Officer & Founder. “As a leading voice in global business and financial information, MT Newswires is committed to providing the investment community with this critically important corporate ESG information.”
To learn more about MT Newswires’ Global ESG News with ISS ESG Scores & Ratings Service, please click here.
About ISS ESG
ISS ESG solutions enable investors to develop and integrate responsible investing policies and practices, engage on responsible investment issues, and monitor portfolio company practices through screening solutions. It also provides climate data, analytics, and advisory services to help financial market participants understand, measure, and act on climate-related risks across all asset classes. In addition, ESG solutions cover corporate and country ESG research and ratings enabling its clients to identify material social and environmental risks and opportunities. For more information, please visit us at: www.iss-esg.com
Subodh Mishra, Managing Director
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc.