Deeper Data on Institutional ESG Strategies
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Pensions, endowments, foundations, family offices, wealth managers, and other institutional investors have long been interested in managers that factor ESG into their process, but it’s historically been hard to evaluate those managers on a peer basis. These investors have struggled to collect ESG data, then aggregate and standardize it for apples-to-apples comparisons. At the same time, managers with ESG strategies have been challenged to keep up with these data requests. eVestment’s next-generation ESG questionnaire solves both sides of the equation by making it easy for ESG managers to highlight what makes their approach unique and providing a single point of access to data from thousands of managers in one platform for investors and consultants. In this interview, eVestment’s Erika Spence will describe how the questionnaire gets behind greenwashing by delving into how each ESG strategy actually implements its philosophy, the inputs used by the portfolio team, and the extent to which the firm itself incorporates ESG into its corporate management.
Head of Data Strategy