Advancing the SDGs: Understanding and Improving the Role of Corporate Transparency through Big Data | São Paulo, Brazil
WHEN: July 16 – 17, 2018
WHERE: At B3:Rua XV de Novembro Street, 275 – 10th Floor – Room 3, São Paulo, Brazil
PANELIST: Dr. Stephen Malinak, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Truvalue Labs
SESSION 4: How BDAI technologies are being used for ESG/SDG analysis: Insights from the innovators
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Data scarcity poses a significant challenge for ESG investing (especially in emerging economies). Even large third-party research firms have limited data on ESG performance on Brazilian and other emerging market companies; and when data is available, it is often outdated or inaccurate. But how could BDAI be used to expand and improve the collection and analysis of ESG information? This session provides an opportunity to learn and discuss the approaches leading research firms that are using BDAI to inform ESG investing are adopting, and to open dialogues with Brazilian and other emerging market-based experts and users interested in developing national applications for such knowledge.
The second roundtable under a partnership between the EMGP1 project (CCSI), the Brazilian Stock Exchange (B3) and FGVces – aims to take stock of and advance efforts to overcome the data gaps on economic, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) indicators regarding corporate activities and contributions to the sustainable development goals (SDGs). In particular, this roundtable will focus on the use of groundbreaking Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (BDAI) technologies, and how they might be used to better understand firms’ impacts on the SDGs and 2030 Agenda.