Alternative data: ESG events case study

The importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, in investment decision making, as Boston Consulting Group point out in their article; Investors Care More About Sustainability Than Many Executives Believe, that 75% of senior executives in investment firms see ESG factors as materially important to their investment decision. The disconnect is evident that only 60% of companies have a sustainability strategy, and just 25% have developed a clear business case for sustainability

This dashboard presents our data on ESG events using event driven score on a scale between 0-1 (above 0.5 consider bullish and below 0.5 consider a bearish).

Alternatively, we can find these events on the News signals dashboard sorted by ESG event category

When we find an industry that we want to analyze further we can drill down to a company level to see was the event and how its impact on the company news sentiment score

Drill down on the media industry for a 30 days period we can find that CBS had ESG events which impact the companies news sentiment score. Moving to a news signals feed dashboard and we can see that CBS had 2 ESG events: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of CBS Corporation and the CEO was accused of misconduct allegations. These events send the Company news sentiment score to 0.29 which indicate strong bearish sentiment for the company.

The ESG events category is function similarly to any other event category that we cover and can be found and sorted by in any types of dashboards and can be drill down to present the subcategories, in this case, Environmental, Social, and Governance.

Using big data and NLP technologies to capture alpha by collecting, structuring, and revealing events from news articles, press releases, and financial social media.

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