World Bank opens free ESG database on sovereigns

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By Jon Hay
01 Nov 2019

The World Bank has launched a public data portal providing environmental, social and governance information on sovereign governments — an area of the capital market that investors often find it harder to analyse from an ESG point of view.

The Sovereign ESG Data Portal draws on the World Bank’s extensive knowledge of countries and the development challenges they face. It is free for anyone to use.

“I think it is an important addition to the dataset,” said Carmen Nuzzo, head of fixed income at the Principles for ...

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