Camradata and Merrill Lynch launch ESG analysis service
Camradata Analytical Services and BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research have launched ESG Geographic Portfolio Analysis to help institutional investors identify environmental, social and governmental (ESG) exposure in their international exposures.
The service, which examines ESG factors such as climate change, water scarcity and health issues, as well as business rights, corruption, and strength of democracy, allows investors to request reports that identify types of ESG exposure by country or region, by sector and individual stock.
Sarbjit Nahal, SRI analyst at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research said: “Investors increasingly recognize that environmental, social and governance factors may influence long-term financial performance. This new service measures the geographic ESG exposure of any portfolio, enabling investors to have a greater understanding of ESG factors that are at play within their portfolios.”
ESG Portfolio Analysis has is being offered by Camradata Analytical Services, which is licensed exclusively to use Bank of America Merrill Lynch data and methodology. It is the first of a series of services focused on investors’ Socially Responsible Investment and ESG analysis needs.