IIA in the News: WSJ Finds CFOs in Focus as Corporate ESG Data Comes to the Fore

The Wall Street Journal recently outlined the pressures facing chief financial officers, as investment and fund managers continue to take a closer look at corporates’ ESG data. IIA CEO Rick Redding provides the industry's view on an ascendant priority for 2021.

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IIA CEO Rick Redding weighs in to @ChrisFlood_FTfm on why members of @indexindustry should not be seen as investment advisers. Read more via @FT https://www.ft.com/content/7c093c08-393c-4ced-b529-3c76b2d4df33

Can the outperformance of #ESG indexes be directly explained by sectoral biases? Dan Lefkovitz at IIA member firm @MorningstarInc says, "partly, but not entirely." Learn more about the important nuance for ESG indexes in the latest blog post here: https://www.morningstar.com/insights/2021/02/08/morningstars-esg-indexes-have-outperformed-and-protected-on-the-downside

IIA CEO Rick Redding joins the #ESG team @WSJ to discuss the rising mandate for corporate ESG data across the financial markets ecosystem, and what that means for everyone from company CFOs to banks and the world's largest money managers. Read here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/providing-timely-esg-information-is-becoming-more-crucial-for-cfos-11612866601

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Providing frequent updates about the sustainability of their business is becoming more crucial for CFOs, @MsKimberlyChin and @dieterholger report for @CFOJournal @WSJ. https://www.wsj.com/articles/providing-timely-esg-information-is-becoming-more-crucial-for-cfos-11612866601

We are excited to launch and publish the first of our new quick-hit series, Voices of IIA, featuring @FTSERussell's Peter Gunthorp, examining the art and science behind index design. Check it out on our website here: http://www.indexindustry.org/2021/02/02/three-things-with-ftse-russells-peter-gunthorpe/


Fourth Annual IIA Benchmark Survey Reveals Significant Growth in ESG, Continued Multi-Asset Innovation & Heightened Competition: http://ow.ly/TQp450CTtRq via @IndexIndustry #ESG #impinv

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