With so much environmental, social, and governance data being created, sorting through the noise is no easy feat. We explore the data challenges and the solutions to create truly climate-friendly fixed-income portfolios.
Data, it seems, is only as good as the way it’s analyzed. Without proper interpretation, data becomes useless at best, and dangerous at worst. This philosophy is true across domains, including portfolio management. When it comes to building climate-friendly portfolios, proper data analysis is critical, since environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data is fairly new to the world of finance and standardization of that data remains essentially nonexistent.
So how can managers build truly “green” fixed-income portfolios?
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