State Street Exec: Data Quality Poses Challenges for ESG-Conscious Investors

State Street Global Exchange’s head of research says investors still struggle to measure ESG impact on their portfolios, despite growing demand for ESG insights.

Investors are seeking to steer clear of companies that pollute, and have poor social and governance practices.

Meeting investor demand for ESG (environmental, social and governance)-focused investment products is being hampered by a lack of high-quality ESG data, despite better global company disclosures, according to Chirag Patel, head of research and advisory business in EMEA at State Street Global Exchange, the data and analytics arm of custodian State Street.

“The investor community is still struggling with the challenge of being able to understand what exposures exist in portfolios, taking the

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