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FoSDA & ASIFMA Interim report – Data Challenges relating to ESG and Sustainable Finance in Asia Pacific

Future of Sustainable Data Alliance

The Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA) is a partner of the Future of Sustainable Data Alliance (FOSDA) and is leading theworkstream to understand data challenges for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and Sustainable Finance in the AsiaPacificregion.

FOSDAseeks to address the following question:

What data do investors and governments need to meet the requirements of regulators, citizens and market demand for sustainable investments and portfolios to 2030?

FOSDA’s key objectives:

  1. Articulate future ESG data requirementsof investors and governments to accurately integrate ESG data into decision making;
  2. Promote new technology capabilitiesand data by highlight the key role that new technology and data sets must play in the transition to sustainable development; and
  3. Address UN Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”) related data needsand how to satisfy them for investors wanting to take greater account of SDG-related risks and impacts.