This past year of social and environment pressures (Covid-19, racism inequity, climate change, global risks) has created a new wave of demand for ESG data and insight. A growing number of corporates, professional firms and financial asset owners and managers are interested in ESG.
Skytop Strategies will launch its Generating Alpha, ESG as a Core Driver of Institutional Portfolio Performance on June 25th in New York. CSRHub Co-founder and CTO Bahar Gidwani will be speaking on Topic Briefing: State of Play ESG Integrations, The Third Era and moderate an Armchair Chat, ESG and Alpha: Causation Versus Correlation as an Obstacle to Full Integration.
Network with asset allocators, fund managers, investment consultants and capital market experts on investment strategies in the ESG field.
Integrating ESG Consensus Ratings to Create Actionable Signals Business Intelligence
CSRHub® co-founders Cynthia Figge CEO and Bahar Gidwani CTO gave a webcast presentation Integrating ESG Consensus Ratings to Create Actionable Signals Business Intelligence in partnership with FactSet.
Do bigger companies get better ESG ratings than small ones? We believe the answer is “no.” This seems true across a wide range of companies, whether one measures size by revenue or by market capitalization (a proxy for enterprise value). Our result indicates that small companies can and should expect to be able to equal or outperform their bigger rivals on environment, social, and governance (ESG) issues.
We recently reviewed the ESG coverage status for the 8,686 companies in the MSCI ACWI (All Country World Index). The ACWI is a popular benchmark for many investors, because it includes approximately 85% of the global opportunities for equity investment. We felt it would be useful to see how much ESG information is currently available on the companies on this type of broad index.
Two years ago, the sustainability business community elected me to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Stakeholder Council (SC). Thank you, it has been an honor to represent you. I recently traveled to Amsterdam to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Council. I thought our readers might like to hear some of what we discussed and learned.