AI helps one investor screen targets against UN ethical goals

PanAgora develops two-stage process that aims to weed out the greenwashers

UN humanitarian aid: one of the organisation’s Sustainable Development Goals is to end hunger
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A $38 billion quant shop is using artificial intelligence to assess how public companies are adhering to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). PanAgora Asset Management has built a natural language processing algorithm to analyse upwards of 4,000 corporate sustainability reports – to unearth if a firm’s actions meet the UN’s 17 objectives.

The 17 goals – which are broken down into 169 targets – were adopted by the UN in 2015 with the aim of providing a blueprint for

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