Acadian builds ‘green screen’ to auto-filter ESG phoneys

$110 billion quant investor creates automated system to spot greenwashers

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One of the world’s largest systematic investors is building an artificial intelligence tool that screens public companies for green credentials – and then engages with firms that it suspects of failing to live up to their promises.

Acadian Asset Management, which runs $110 billion in assets, is training its natural language processing algorithms – text-reading systems that it uses as part of its investing process – to root out so-called greenwashers. The system sends automated emails to the

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