State Street focuses on 6 data vendors for ESG analysis

State Street’s Chris Berry explains how the asset servicer winnowed 60 ESG data providers down to six, and why this strategy has proved to be effective.

Clark Van der Beken

Gaps and guesswork are part of the process for portfolio managers incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data into their investment processes, as the pool of available ESG data is highly variable and difficult to correlate.

WatersTechnology has reported that these gaps in the data are holding asset managers back from truly understanding how well a corporate is performing on these measurements. The problem is that the various ratings providers with a focus on ESG scoring come

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