Nasdaq launches ESG Data Hub including data sets from Equileap and six other leading providers

Equileap, a provider of gender equality data & insights globally, partnering with Nasdaq to support the launch of its ESG Data Hub. 

The Nasdaq ESG Data Hub is the latest expansion in Nasdaq´s growing suite of products aiming to support investors in their sustainable investment decisions. The new platform connects investors with expert-led ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) data sets, from seven leading providers across a wide spectrum of areas, including diversity, carbon emissions and green bonds, providing the detailed and tangible intelligence on companies’ ESG profiles. Data from the following partners are available through ESG Data Hub: Equileap (Gender equality), Ecogain (Biodiversity), RepRisk (Reputational risk), Munich Re (Climate risk), Inrate (Carbon emissions), Upright Project (Net impact) and Clean Tech (Renewable technology).

James McKeone, VP, Head of European Data at Nasdaq, says: “By partnering with leading experts across the ESG spectrum, Nasdaq ESG Data Hub responds to the growing client demand for more specialised and high-quality data sets in order for them to make more intelligent and well-founded investment decisions. We are excited to have Equileap on board as one of our data partners, as their data provide investors with a broad scope of gender metrics from a trusted source.”

Diana van Maasdijk, CEO at Equileap, says: “We are proud to partner with Nasdaq on  this exciting project. It reflects a growing interest in ESG data from investors who are looking to align their investment decision with their values. We feel confident that 2021 will be the year where the social ‘S’ in ESG gets the spotlight it deserves. Gender lens assets for instance are expected to ten-fold by 2025, up to USD30 billion.”

Equileap’s data has served as the foundation for billions worth of investment products globally since its creation. Unlike any other equality research, Equileap uses the world’s first in-depth cross-sector ranking system to assess and monitor over 4,000 companies across the globe on gender equality. Its proprietary Gender Equality Scorecard is based on 19 criteria, including gender balance across the workforce, the gender pay gap, paid parental leave and anti-sexual harassment policies.