NT partner to launch ESG data tool

Northern Trust has partnered with Equity Data Science to launch an ESG workflow tool that will allow investors to more quickly access and share ESG information.

The tool can integrate ESG data and analysis directly into the investment process, incorporating feeds from multiple data providers and types. This allows investors to analyze and measure decision-making across the investment lifecycle and quickly share and evaluate information as it becomes available. Specific features include:

Automated capture of ESG data from market and specialist vendors, including unstructured data sets that identify potential ESG issues.

Seamless integration of vended data elements (e.g., notes, commentary) within the system for access to all ESG-related data in a single view.

Workflow tools that digitize analysts’ processes around gathering, reviewing, and annotating ESG scoring and events, as well as decision points throughout the investment process.

Analytics and dashboards that allow analysts and portfolio managers to interrogate, visualize, compare, and decompose ESG scores from major vendors for deeper insights into each company’s true ESG profile.

“The ESG workflow solution helps clients tackle several issues brought on by the complexities of ESG data without altering their processes,” said Greg McCall, President of Equity Data Science. “This allows investment teams to modernize and integrate their ESG data across the entire investment lifecycle, empowering them to further harness their ESG data.”