FundFire – Managers Lost in Deluge of Disparate ESG Data
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PRESIDENT - HEAD OF EQUITY STRATEGY
APRIL 18, 2018
Quoted in the Press
QS Investors has $1 billion in ESG under management and administration, also uses a collection of datasets on about 50 different characteristics provided by third parties.
“That’s what we feel has helped us overcome that problem that the industry does face. The vendors that we have will go in to meet with companies and also evaluate the companies based on their practices, …[and] rate the companies on different ESG characteristics,” says James Norman, president and head of equity strategy at the firm.
“That allows us to be able to compare companies against each other on an apples-to-apples basis within the same industry and we really do it industry by industry because some industries have more environmental issues than others. Some might have more social issues than others. It really depends on what their business is.”