Correction: This article was updated to remove references to MSCI. MSCI has not confirmed its involvement in the initiative.
From July onwards, investors and issuers will be able to access Taiwanese ESG ratings data for free, in what is being billed as the world’s first “consolidated ESG ratings dashboard available for all market participants”.
Issuers and institutional investors will have unrestricted access to the ESG ratings and accompanying commentary of listed Taiwanese firms, while retail investors will only be able to access top-line ESG ratings.
So far, Sustainalytics, ISS and FTSE Russell have signed on to provide ESG ratings and analysis.
The data will be housed in a newly-launched, bilingual Investor Relations Platform operated by the Taiwan Depository & Cleaning Cooperation (TDCC), an independent regulator-appointed body which provides clearing and settlement services to Taiwanese exchanges.
Since January 2019, Taiwanese issuers…