LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Euroclear, one of many world’s largest settlement methods for inventory and bond trades, has purchased a giant stake in fintech Greenomy to faucet into rising demand for providers that assist companies meet new guidelines on reporting their environmental affect.
The European Union is rolling out obligatory atmosphere, social and governance (ESG) reporting for firms and asset managers to offer buyers extra comparable details about the affect of local weather change and different components on their companies.
Brussels based mostly Euroclear, which settles trades executed on pan-European inventory change Euronext and the London Inventory Change, mentioned on Monday it had made a “strategic funding” in Greenomy, a Belgium-based sustainable fintech platform.
It gave no particulars of the dimensions of the stake or value.
Greenomy helps firms, monetary companies and asset managers adjust to the brand new EU sustainable finance guidelines by digitalizing how knowledge is captured and reported in accordance with the bloc’s “taxonomy,” or handbook which units out which investments qualify as sustainable.
The purpose is to mix Euroclear’s international attain with Greenomy’s platform to chop boundaries to ESG reporting.
“Along with Euroclear and future companions, we purpose to bridge the hole between present and new ESG taxonomies and requirements, providing a brand new international market infrastructure, supporting each issuers and monetary establishments of their sustainability technique,” Greenomy CEO Alexander Stevens mentioned in a press release.
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