February 21, 2019
Webinar | A Survey of ESG Vendor Data: Strategies for Managing Score Differences
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) data availability, marketing presence and regulation continue to increase in the investment community. Recent articles have highlighted several remarkable instances of score divergence between data vendors. Those articles did not attempt to determine whether the disparities represented isolated outliers or were a common occurrence in ESG data.
Using a small set of different ESG vendors, Anthony Renshaw, Ph.D., Director of Index Solutions at Axioma, examined how pervasive ESG disparities are and what drives material differences in vendor scores. He also evaluated how those disparities impact portfolio construction.