BNY Mellon taps Aon to enhance ESG data and analytics
“As we help clients manage and mitigate all forms of risk, including those associated with ESG efforts, we understand the most crucial economic and investment risks and opportunities facing institutional investors.”
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation has partnered with Aon for a multi-faceted data and digital collaboration that will leverage the power and unique capabilities of both organizations to create new solutions to address evolving client needs.
With a focus on supporting the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) needs of clients, BNY Mellon and Aon will leverage both firms’ collective ESG data and analytics capabilities and unique data sets.
The partnership will also include enhanced solutions in the areas of digital assets and data and analytics.
Aon’s ESG fund ratings made available to asset owners
By streamlining Aon’s portfolio management and research process, BNY Mellon will be able to enhance net-zero reporting transparency. Aon’s proprietary ESG fund ratings will also be made available to asset owners, allowing them to better understand how asset managers are incorporating ESG into their investments, operations and organizational processes to help make better-informed decisions.
Greg Case, chief executive officer of Aon, said: “As we help clients manage and mitigate all forms of risk, including those associated with ESG efforts, we understand the most crucial economic and investment risks and opportunities facing institutional investors. We are excited to collaborate with BNY Mellon to further enhance how we are helping our clients make better decisions that impact their business and society”.
Todd Gibbons, chief executive officer of BNY Mellon, commented: “We are very pleased to be working together with Aon on this initiative. This demonstrates BNY Mellon’s commitment to putting the Future FirstSM by using our global reach, influence and resources to help inform and support institutional ESG goals. As one of the world’s largest asset servicers— with scale and significance at the heart of the financial system and touchpoints across the entire financial value chain— we have an exceptional view of ESG trends. This provides us with a unique vantage point to establish an ecosystem focused on ESG that offers clients innovative solutions based on market best practices.”
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