Creating an Early Warning System for ESG

ESG early warning alerter

One of the largest Dutch pension insurer, sometimes suffers from negative press coverage on ESG (Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance) controversies on their shareholding in companies, causing serious reputation damage.

The challenge

How PA helped

In order to anticipate and act before these exposures happen, they needed an early warning system which would sound an alarm before such an event would occur and allow them to monitor this over time.

Benefit for the clients

Within 3 months, PA proved that is possible by developing 2 algorithms based on social media data (twitter) to predict such events in advance. The first one predicts if such an event will occur in the near future and the second algorithm provides a top-5 of ESG topics on what the exposure is most likely about. The algorithms will be key input for the ESG early warning dashboard.