Tag: ESG

Metrics that Matter: ESG Data in Private Markets

Metrics that Matter: ESG Data in Private Markets

With asset owners increasingly looking to align private market investments with ESG considerations, consistent reporting and data standards are paramount. This episode of Faster Forward, featuring Marc Mallett, Head of Platform Strategy and Marketing at Northern Trust, and Scott Kennedy, President and Co-Founder of Novata, navigates the intricacies of ESG considerations within private markets. Listen as they discuss the growing need for data standardization in the space and the innovative solutions that Novata has for a company’s ESG journey.

In this episode, Marc and Scott touch on:

  • Scott’s career and what pushed him to become a founder of Novata
  • The current state of ESG data, transparency, and reporting
  • Asset owners’ increased focus on ESG considerations 
  • The lack of ESG data collection and reporting in private markets 
  • How Novata helps companies on their ESG journey through benchmarking and data solutions to support more informed, ESG-related decision-making 
  • And much more!

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Asset Owners Create a More Powerful Voice with Melanie Pickett

Asset Owners Create a More Powerful Voice with Melanie Pickett

Asset owners are becoming increasingly more complex and powerful in the way they manage their portfolios. They are coming together in ways they have not before, leveraging data to produce insights and focusing on investments that align with their core values. As the world’s largest, most sophisticated investors these changes have had a significant impact on the institutional investing industry at large. 

In this episode of the Faster Forward podcast, Melanie Pickett, Executive Vice President and Head of Asset Owners, Americas, at Northern Trust discusses the impacts of trends influencing asset owners today, and how she is helping move her organization faster, forward.

Melanie discusses:

  • Her professional journey to where she is now as Head of Asset Owners, Americas
  • How asset owners are becoming more powerful in the investment process
  • The importance of customizable, quality data to provide actionable insights
  • And more

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