▷ EDM Council publishes study on addressing the challenges of ESG data …


27.01.2022 – 14:37

EDM Council

New York (ots/PRNewswire)

EDM Council, a cross-industry trade association for data management and analytics, has released its latest study “ESG Data Management: Rating Providers and Data Aggregators” – the second report in the ESG data research series. The study was developed by the EDM Council’s ESG Data Working Group. She examines the key challenges of the ESG data supply chain and provides recommendations for RPDAs.

RPDAs play an important role in the collection and analysis of raw data from reporting companies, enabling firms to develop research, assessments, assessments and comparisons of company performance in relation to evolving global ESG goals and objectives. The products and services provided by ESG RPDAs are a vital element of the ESG ecosystem, but they face a number of data management and analysis challenges of their own.

While the usage of ESG products is different, the data supply chain for the RPDAs is essentially the same. This report outlines a six-step RPDA product delivery process through which ESG data challenges were assessed and prioritized. The study then used these steps as a framework to identify 11 current priority challenges and then provide strategic and tactical recommendations for each:

  1. The complexity of standard setting
  2. model of governance
  3. Documenting data points on materiality
  4. ESG metric effectiveness
  5. data gaps
  6. Version control
  7. Changes and trends in the source data
  8. Third Party Data
  9. scenarios and models
  10. External assurance of ESG data
  11. ESG data management requirements

“As ESG has become more widespread, the data management challenges for rating providers and data aggregators have also increased. With our latest ESG research, we aim to simplify the supply chain for ESG data and create a common framework within which these companies can operate,” said Eric Bigelsen, EDM Council Head of Industry Engagement and leader of the ESG Working Group. “We want more Bringing clarity and understanding to this evolving sector while demonstrating the benefits of ESG in delivering sustainable outcomes

This report from the EDM Council ESG Rating Providers and Data Aggregators is the second in a series of research papers presenting the findings of a nine-month study into the challenges and recommendations in the ESG data space. It follows the publication of ESG corporate reporting best practices-Report of November 2021.

Collaborating with the ESG Working Group, the research series will draw input from data experts across industries, corporate sustainability reporting professionals, ESG practitioners and other business leaders from over 80 participating organizations and over 150 subject matter experts.

For more information and the full report from the EDM Council ESG Rating Providers and Data Aggregators, visit https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/37567c73363a4f839f569bbc88406804

Information on the EDM Board

The EDM Board is a global association formed to advance the practice of data management and analytics as a business and operational priority. The body is the leading global advocate for the development and implementation of data standards, best practices, and comprehensive training and certification programs. With more than 300 member organizations worldwide from North and South America, EMEA and Asia and more than 10,000 data management professionals as members, the EDM body provides a meeting place for data professionals to exchange, communicate and collaborate on the challenges and advances in data management and -analysis to work as important company functions. For more information, see: edmcouncil.org and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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