German exchange teams up with CDP to offer carbon data on 1,800 global firms

Specific CDP data points on listed firms worldwide

Frankfurt stock exchange operator Deutsche Boerse has teamed up with the Carbon Disclosure Project to offer specific CDP data points on 1,800 listed companies worldwide.

Deutsche Boerse said the data, which includes carbon disclosure and carbon performance scoring, would be accessible on the exchange’s website from April 5. The CDP works with 655 institutional investors worldwide with $78trn in assets.

“With this offering, we are taking another step to improve ESG data availability – in this case: climate change disclosure; offering a more holistic view to investors, analysts and other stakeholders,” the bourse said.It builds on a project started a year ago to provide environmental, social and governance (ESG) data on the almost 800 companies listed on the exchange.

The exchange also has a model on its site which allows users to change ‘sliders’ for environmental, social and governance factors and in effect create a portfolio of ESG companies, based on the data that is used for the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Indices ratings.

Meanwhile, the bourse says it has listed a new agribusiness exchange traded fund. The iShares S&P Commodity Producers Agribusiness ETF is one of four new equity index ETFs on the exchange this week.