Man Group has launched Man Group ESG Analytics, a proprietary, dashboard-style tool enabling the firm's investment teams to monitor non-financial risks and analyse environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors across single issuers, portfolios and indices.
The tool, which further enhances Man Group's responsible investment (RI) capabilities, also features stewardship data, offering a real-time overview of a portfolio's proxy voting performance and statistics.
Man Group ESG Analytics was developed internally under the direction of Man Group's Responsible Investment team, with close collaboration between Man Numeric (the firm's fundamentally-driven, quantitative investment engine) and Man Group's risk and performance analysis team and stewardship team.
The tool is available to all portfolio management teams across Man Group's investment engines and can be applied across asset classes as well as to both traditional and alternative investment strategies.
The dashboard embeds a proprietary ESG scoring system derived from Man Numeric's data research. The system applies advanced data science and quantitative analysis to disaggregate multi-vendor ESG datasets, allowing the tool to generate a holistic score for the sustainability profile and impact of a business. Datasets from three leading ESG data providers - Sustainalytics (ESG scoring and controversies data), MSCI (ESG scoring), and Trucost (environmental data) - are also integrated into the platform, allowing portfolio managers to evaluate a wide variety of company-specific ESG metrics.
It also provides investment teams with the ability to drill-down into this data at a company, portfolio and index level to further enhance analysis, making it easier to identify potential ESG risks. A built-in alert function with the ability to set limits on changes in individual or benchmark scores also allows portfolio managers to closely monitor and track movements. Finally, the dashboard displays voting activity, reinforcing fund-level engagement and active ownership by Man Group's investment teams.