Rod Morrison analyses the prospects for a low-carbon economy powered by blue and green hydrogen, with projects underway across the globe.
This article was originally published in PFI, 23 March 2021
While environmental, social and governance scores are increasingly debated in the financial industry, pinpointing what they actually measure can be less clear. The layperson may legitimately expect that an ESG score provides an overview or rating on how ethical a company or its products are. This is not necessarily the case. Refinitiv ESG scores, for example reflect a relative performance based on fundamental ESG attributes which are publicly disclosed and auditable. It is in this context that we continue to call for ESG data to be treated as objective and fundamental data, not categorised as merely alternative data or dependent on subjective opinion. In shaping the debate, we need to examine the key definitions.
Social media and news sentiment is increasingly interesting to quantitative analysts seeking to improve investment portfolio performance. A recent white paper from Probability and Partners, and Refinitiv, analyses the application of sentiment data to four multi-factor equity strategies, and the results are promising.
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