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World Bank launches ESG data portal in support of the Sustainable Development Goals

The World Bank has launched an environmental, social and governance (ESG) portal that aims to improve the quality, scope, transparency and timeliness of publicly available data. The aim is to help the financial sector identify risks and opportunities around activities that are better aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. The Sovereign ESG data portal is an online platform providing 67 indicators, such as poverty measures and natural capital, that address all 17 Sustainable Development Goals.