FoSDA welcomes Morningstar Sustainalytics as a new member

13 February 2024

The Future of Sustainable Data Alliance (FoSDA) is delighted to announce the addition of a new member, Morningstar Sustainalytics, part of Morningstar, to the association. This development underscores FoSDA’s dedication to being the leading voice of a sustainable data ecosystem joining EcoVadis who joined in August 2023 and builds out the comprehensive membership across the ecosystem with 12 member [full list available here]. 

“We are very pleased to welcome Morningstar Sustainalytics to FoSDA, the proactive voice of the sustainable data ecosystem”, remarked FoSDA’s Chair Martina Macpherson who chairs the ESG Products and Services Council at SIX. “Morningstar Sustainalytics is joining a group of  leading ESG data, ratings and product providers, which are working with FoSDA to shape, address and direct key developments in policy, research and education. This is a fundamental year for FoSDA when and where we are in the process of redefining the long-term strategic direction for the membership organisation, while we continue to focus on expanding our global presence and influence supported by our membership organisations and their key representatives.”  

Arthur Carabia, Director ESG Policy Research, Morningstar Sustainalytics stated, “We are delighted to join FoSDA to support bringing greater public and investor understanding on sustainable investing. The increased use of ESG ratings and data by investors naturally requires collaboration with policy makers. We are looking forward to helping the FoSDA advance the dialogue and awareness around this important topic.”

As FoSDA continues to grow, new members are playing an important role in advancing FoSDA’s mission and objectives to strengthen the evolution of sustainable finance by providing insights and data-driven expertise to policy makers, standard setters, regulators and market participants.

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