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What do the new TCFD recommendations mean for business? What are the challenges associated with identifying, assessing and reporting on climate-related risk? Datamaran discussed these and other questions in a live webinar discussion with ABN AMRO, NRG Energy, ING, Zurich Insurance and Bloomberg sustainability leads.
About 80% of the world’s largest 250 companies are already identifying non-financial issues in their materiality analysis and annual reporting, demonstrating that non-financial issues can be material. Whatever approach you take to your materiality analysis, there are some tips to help you make it as perfect – and fast – as possible.
With over 200 signatories, The Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) is pushing companies to publicly disclose on their climate-related risks and opportunities. Established in 2015 by the Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney in response to G20 request to better understand the financial implications of climate change, the TCFD is chaired by Michael Bloomberg.
LONDON - Datamaran, a provider of cutting-edge solutions for non-financial risk management, recently closed its Series A investment round. The funds raised will be invested to help accelerate growth in North America and Europe. Datamaran will focus on fully automated applications; taking manual services and applying AI to build faster and better applications. Datamaran aims to monetize the opportunities that surround data usage by 3rd parties.
Press Release - Welcome to Datamaran 4: The Materiality Revolution is Here
Introducing Chris Kral - An interview.
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Director of Innovation Donato Calace summarizes the key points raised by the expert panel at the Sustainable Finance meeting focused on the G7, and what it means for the corporate audience.
For the first time, Datamaran participated in the Finance Sustainability Initiative (FSI) awards for the Best Sustainability Report in Montreal.
Datamaran are delighted to announce that Nikki Wood has joined Datamaran as Director of Marketing and Partnerships. We sat down with Nikki to hear why she made the move.
Datamaran CEO Marjella Alma reports her three key findings from Edelman's 2018 report that reveals the decline of public trust across a number of institutions.
At Sustainable Brands 2017, Datamaran CEO Marjella Alma presented how leading companies benefit from applying a data-driven approach to their materiality.
Datamaran is collaborating in a project to help implement the SDGs into core business strategy, alongside eight European partners.
Press Release: Forget about manual research – Datamaran launched new version of its AI-powered platform to monitor ESG risks and[...]
In this case study, we look at how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is enabling Financial Institutions to mitigate risk and capitalize on opportunity.
Datamaran is an event partner with Ethical Corporation for the Sustainability Reporting & Communications Summit 2017.
Consultants are turning to data analytics and artificial intelligence to add value to clients - we hear from Datamaran's consultant clients.
Datamaran's CEO, Marjella Alma, has been nominated in the Digital Category for the Forward Ladies 2017 Awards, sponsored by HSBC.
This article explains why materiality begins when guidelines stop. This article explores the many definitions of materiality, and presents a new way to manage material issues.
We caught up with Ioannis Ioannou, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School to talk about his experience of using Datamaran.
In this article we explain everything you need to know about the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive which applies to all companies with offices in the EU (of over 250-500 employees).
The rise in non-financial issues in reporting is producing some interesting results. This article explores how business intelligence and big data can help.
An open letter from our CEO, Marjella Alma, on behalf of the Datamaran team on the sad passing of our close friend and advisor Ernst Ligteringen.
Alice Korngold sits down with us to talk about her hopes for an exciting new study, Better World Leadership: The Nonprofit Board Leadership Study - and why she wanted to partner with Datamaran
This article covers everything you need to know about the implications of the US pulling out of the Paris Agreement. Don't panic - there are some silver linings.
Conducting a robust materiality assessment can be tough. This series promotes best practice with interviews from women in leadership..
Geoffrey Burger provides us with an investors view on data driven investment decisions.
If you want to become an ESG expert, you no longer have to take the manual route. Use Artificial Intelligence.
Amanda Gardiner (Pearson) discusses some of the challenges and opportunities she encountered with her materiality assessment.
Mind the gender pay gap! UK companies are now being forced to publicly disclose their gender pay gap data to improve equality.
The age of artificial intelligence is upon us. Intelligent machines are making us better at our jobs. Find out how.
Mervyn King discusses the importance of non-financial disclosure requirements in defining which key issues are material.
Datamaran is proud to be a fully diverse organisation promoting equal rights, with offices in London, New York, San Francisco,[...]
As traditionally non-financial issues become material issues, we explore the changing nature of materiality assessments.
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 2016 has been a rollercoaster. One which will see far reaching effects in business survival rates across the global landscape. It[...]
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Research suggests there may have been hints of the diesel emissions scandal at Volkswagen AG, hidden in corporate sustainability reports.

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