ICE Boosts ESG Data Coverage in Asia-Pacific

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The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has expanded its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data offerings in the Asia-Pacific region. The company now provides ESG data coverage for 16,000 companies in 105 countries worldwide.

With its recent expansion, ICE offers high-quality, detailed ESG data that covers 1.4 million equity and fixed-income securities across 105 countries.

“By expanding our coverage of ESG Company Data in Asia-Pacific, we can better serve our clients with global portfolios and the regional asset managers who need high-quality data to support their ESG integration efforts,” said Elizabeth King, President of Sustainable Finance and Chief Regulatory Officer at ICE. “This expansion, combined with ICE’s unique security linkage capabilities, enables more ESG coverage of fixed-income securities, which has historically been a challenge for investors. With the growing demand for more disclosure from regulators and other stakeholders, there’s an increasing need for access to raw data to improve ESG reporting.”

ICE provides ESG data for the most widely followed global and regional indices. With its recent expansion in the Asia-Pacific region, ICE now covers the constituents of the most popular benchmarks in the area, including the Nikkei 225, ASX300, Topix 1000, and Shenzhen 300. The company has also increased the number of constituents covered in its global fixed income benchmark, the ICE BofA Global Corporate and High Yield Index (GI00), to over 19,000.

In January, ICE expanded its global corporate emissions and targets data, which now covers over 600,000 fixed-income securities. This expansion was achieved through the integration of climate data from Urgentem, a company acquired by ICE in June 2022.

The ESG Company Data provided by ICE is part of the company's expanding portfolio of sustainable finance offerings. This portfolio also includes data and analytics on climate risk, transition risk, emissions and targets, and social impact for various markets, including the US municipal bond market, mortgage-backed securities, sovereigns, corporates, and real estate.

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