An increased focus on corporate sustainability performance has led to the development of many ESG/thematic indexes, benchmarks, and ratings. The information required for such indexes, benchmarks, and ratings, may not be publicly available, therefore the index or benchmark providers send “information requests” to the companies. As a result, companies receive plenty of “information requests”. While [...]
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The ESG/SRI research needs are growing and so are the cost pressures. To get more in less is on the rise. Specialized and value added ESG research is needed to take investing decisions for many investors who are genuinely inclined to make an impact through investigation or generate alpha. Therefore, it is important for buy-side [...]
The ubiquitous influence of ESG factors has been present in the investment world for a long time now. However, the recent spur in the awareness and acceptance of the importance of ESG factors for companies and investors has led to a surge in thematic ratings and benchmarks. Some of the most valued benchmarks are Access [...]
As the adoption of sustainable investments is on the rise, ESG data and the means to harness it, has become a must-have for ESG investors and index providers. In the quest of gathering quality and comparable data, investors and index providers are seeking integration of machine learning into the data collection process. However, the state [...]
ESG factors have become significant part of conventional as well as alternative investments. With studies showing material impact of ESG factors on the risk-return profile of investment portfolios, investors are increasingly focusing on sustainable and responsible investments. Index providers and investors are developing ESG parameters that can be used in the construction of indices and [...]