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AI Knows if You Are Guilty of Greenwashing

Talk is cheap regarding companies talking up their credentials in Environment Social and Governance (ESG). But artificial intelligence and natural language processing can help identify those who are more serious about it than others.

At U.S.-based fund manager Acadian Asset Management, the firm has developed a tool that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to rank corporates by the seriousness of their intent.

In the investment world, many fund managers base their decisions on which companies to invest in on how much they disclose about their activities. But this is only part of the story, says Acadian’s director of responsible investing, Andy Moniz.

To get the real picture requires the skills and applications of an investigative journalist. This is impossible to do at scale when assessing a universe of 40,000 investable securities based on their ESG actions and not just their words.

The original article was posted here.

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