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Why are your ESG data costs so high? (and why they shouldn't be)
7/7/2023 ~ 9:43:25 AM

"Let's talk about why you need high quality & transparent ESG data"

Every week, we speak to a new fund manager or private equity investor. They vary in size, AUM and purpose, and the level of ESG integration within their reporting systems they can boast can be significant or minimal. 

Recently, a lot of these investors seem to say the same thing:

"We do not have the budget for better ESG data right now." 

The majority of these investment firms seem to accept the idea that implementing good ESG data is costly - and it is no surprise why.

The existing large legacy ESG ratings and data providers offer exorbitant subscription fees and lock you in for years at a time.

These prices have only continued to rise despite difficult market conditions.

Their data is often opaque and their scores are built upon unclear methodologies - which only serves to increase the cost to you of implementing these systems. Investment analysts are required to do more work to unpack any ratings or leave themselves vulnerable to 'greenwashing' claims. 

"But good ESG data does not need to be expensive."

When we tell these same managers the cost of our entirely transparent, customisable and yet still comprehensive ESG ratings and data solution, they are usually surprised. Their suspicion grows when we tell them that we do not need them to sign on for years, we just offer a rolling quarterly subscription.

💭 "Are you really able to offer all of this for so little?"

💭 "Is the quality of your data really as good as you say?"

💭 "Is your company even able to survive with these low costs?"

The simple answer to all of the above is yes - the reason why, is also relatively simple. It is because we are an AI-powered ESG data provider

How does AI save you costs exactly?

We are the only ESG data provider able to provide you with this level of speed and precision, built upon our innovative data-centric AI methodologies - this is what makes us stand out from the rest:

➡️ Quality and Accuracy.

Our systems' focus on transparency and 'explainability' means the ESG scores you see are always up to date and trustworthy - you can export all data we pick up and verify its quality for yourself.

➡️ Better and broader Benchmarking.

The thousands of data sources we are able to pull from ensures that the level of benchmarking we provide is industry leading. 

➡️ Ability to scale up at a low cost.

Our unique 'Human-in-the-loop' approach effectively blends Artificial and Human Intelligence - meaning that we only need a small team of ESG experts overseeing the rating process of every company. 

These systems mean that we can continue to expand our coverage and improve data quality while saving on the costs usually anticipated with this level of growth - and we can then share these savings with you.

𝗠𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀 - 𝗯𝘆 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀.

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