FoSDA 2022 Workstreams

FoSDA has agreed to focus on three workstreams this year, with the view to contribute to the debate and solutions around some of the most pressing ESG data challenges facing the industry and regulators in 2022. 

ESG Data Gaps & Holes
Mapping Taxonomies to Data
Data to support Biodiversity and Nature-Based Finance

FoSDA partners are happy to welcome supporters and parties interested in contributing and inputting into the work of the different work-streams. If you would like to contribute, please use the “contact us” button below the work-stream of choice to get in touch with us!

ESG Data Gaps & Holes

Building on the work done in ESG Gaps & Holes in 2021, this workstream will dig deeper into the datasets that really matter for various use cases and financial market segments. As a global alliance, FoSDA will take a multijurisdictional view and work to build a data density report that not only recommends the critical datasets required for greening the financial system but reviews where that data is robust and where we need to build transparency.

This workstream is being co-chaired by Moody’s and LSEG.

    Mapping Taxonomies To Data

    FoSDA’s taxonomy infographic was the single most requoted output from the FoSDA work in 2021. The market interest in understanding the development of global green, sustainability and impact taxonomies continues to grow. FoSDA’s role is to focus on what data is being identified as essential across the many global taxonomies and seeks to call out where there is commonality and divergence. The Taxonomy workstream will also review industry-specific elements of the taxonomies to map data to these sub-industries to build commonality and efficiency in the future use of these tools globally.

    This workstream is being co-chaired by LSEG and CBI.

    Data to support Biodiversity and Nature-Based Finance

    A new workstream for FoSDA in 2022, this work builds on the early identification by FoSDA in our 2020 report that Biodiversity data was an example of a data “hole”. Interest and focus on Biodiversity and Nature-based solutions have gained traction the need to be clear about the definitions of data in this space have become more urgent. FoSDA is pleased to be partnered with the Taskforce for Nature-Based Financial Disclosures (TNFD) in this workstream. The workstream will also explore global policy and disclosure initiatives and champion recommendations for data at COP15.

    This workstream is being chaired by Bloomberg.