JPMorgan has announced the launch of its sustainable investment data solutions for institutional investors, available through its cloud-native data technology solution, Fusion.
Specifically, the new product suite will enable investors to readily extract value from sustainable investment data supplied by providers through “technology-enabled normalisation, management, calculation, and screening capabilities”, according to the firm.
Thus, it provides “quick and seamless access to normalised data across providers while offering investors the flexibility to manage, screen, and create customised metrics with easy-to-use tools.”
In a statement on Wednesday, JPMorgan confirmed that it is collaborating with Bloomberg, Equileap, FactSet, ISS ESG, MSCI, RepRisk, Revelio Labs, S&P Global, and Sustainalytics on the new service.
Commenting on the launch, JPMorgan head of data solutions, Gerard Francis, said that data for sustainable investing is particularly challenging given its “scale, inconsistency, and incompleteness”.
“We are pleased to work with our providers to deliver a unique and transformative solution for investors. Fusion combines data, technology, and service at scale, to enable investors to extract value in minutes instead of months,” Mr Francis added.
The firm’s announcement highlighted the advanced capabilities of the new solution, encompassing sustainable investment data cross-compatibility across providers and efficient management of multiple company hierarchies for investors.
Moreover, investors can also create and manage the inclusion and exclusion criteria for their investable universes and can calculate customised metrics which are then made available for hierarchy propagation and screening.
Eric Moen, MSCI head of ESG (environmental, social, and governance) and climate, said he is excited to collaborate with JPMorgan and to have MSCI’s data products available to clients.
“This provides an opportunity to make our data more easily accessible to sustainable investors,” Mr Moen continued.
Morningstar Sustainalytics global head of ESG products and research, Simon MacMahon, held the same sentiment.
“We are pleased to support JPMorgan’s commitment to providing investors with high-quality sustainable investment data via Fusion,” Mr MacMahon added.
“With access to industry-leading datasets, including Sustainalytics’ ESG risk ratings and low carbon transition ratings, clients can address their most relevant investment risk considerations,” he concluded.