What constitutes ESG data? Is it fundamental or alternative data?
How can we make sense of ESG scores when the correlation between different providers is so low? What gaps in data and standards are there and what is needed to address this?
How can ESG be used to drive outcomes and impact versus being used to drive risk management and alpha generation?
Let’s try and break apart ESG into its constituent parts to make better sense of what it is (and isn’t) to put it back together with a little greater clarity.
Leon Saunders Calvert runs the Research & Portfolio Management business at the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) which services the asset management and sell side research community with desktop and workspace applications to support workflow around securities, macro-economics and portfolio analytics.
Leon was previously the Head of Sustainable Investing, Lipper and I&A Insights for Refinitiv (now an LSEG business), and before that ran the M&A and Capital Raising business line at Thomson Reuters