Camradata announces ESG platform

CAMRADATA has launched a new platform that reviews asset managers’ ESG capabilities.

The new feature within data provider CAMRADATA’s Live research platform enables investors to review an asset manager’s ESG capabilities and compare asset managers on a like-for-like basis. The platform allows for the generation of ESG reports on every asset manager within CAMRADATA Live. The reports are broken down into four sections: investment policy and firm structure, investment process, active ownership and reporting. Each section allows comparisons between asset managers.

Sean Thompson, Managing Director, CAMRADATA says, “The understanding and integration of ESG criteria within investment mandates has developed greatly in recent years. ESG is no longer a nice to have it is fast becoming a must have for investors. This growing interest is clearly demonstrated by the number of asset managers signing up to the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment, the proliferation of ESG research providers, and the fact investors are increasingly seeing ESG not just as a risk management tool, but as a potential to generate attractive returns.”