China ESG - Weekly news update July 2020 / 01

Refinitiv Launches ESG Scoring for Funds 

The global data provider debuts scores for more than 19,000 portfolios representing $15.7 trillion based on environmental, social and governance factors. The «Lipper Fund ESG Scores» will combine Refinitv’s scoring methodology with Lipper's universe of 330,000 fund share classes and ESG coverage on over 9,000 companies (80 percent of global market capitalization).  


RepRisk Partners With Crux Informatics to Accelerate ESG Market Reach and Delivery Capabilities 

RepRisk, a leading ESG data science firm combining machine learning and human intelligence, and Crux Informatics (“Crux”), a cloud-based data delivery and operations platform, have entered into a strategic partnership to deliver RepRisk data across the financial services industry. Financial institutions can focus on extracting meaningful ESG data from RepRisk for agile investment decisions without the added pressure of complicated technical integrations and implementation.  


China's Harvest FM ESG Officially Launched Rating System on Wind Terminal 

Harvest Fund Management has integrated an online system for evaluating ESG investments in China into Wind Terminal. The ESG rating system, which was developed in-house by Harvest FM makes the ESG information on domestically listed firms available and accessible by China’s A-share investors. The rating system incorporates localized features, in line with global standards. The system includes existing financial data provided by onshore public firms’ annual and earningsreports, along with alternative data on the ESG practices. 

Source: Wind, Ignites Asia 

Central Bank Collaborates with Didi to Test the Applications of Digital Currency 

Didi Chuxing Technology Co. and the Digital Currency Research Institute of the People's Bank of China formally reached a strategic cooperation agreement. Didi connects 500 million Chinese commuters, which will test central bank digital currency (CBDC) as a payment method on its platform. Didi using the central bank digital currency as a payment method may become one of the first applications of the China's digital currency.  

Source: Bloomberg  

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