Asset managers look to raw NGO data for ESG insights

Data from non-profits can be combined with ESG ratings for more bespoke investment insight, investment professionals say.

sustainability
J. Balla

Some investment professionals are turning to the raw data collected by non-governmental organizations to inform their opinions on corporate ESG (environmental, social, and governance) performance, rather than relying on black-box ratings from index providers.

“We are more interested in raw data than we are in ESG ratings. We would rather draw our own conclusions based on raw company data that is either disclosed by the companies themselves or collected by third parties like NGOs,” says Mason

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