Investing With a Conscience, but Done by a Robot

Investing With a Conscience, but Done by a Robot l The New York Times

By: David Gelles, April 6, 2016

  • Arabesque bills itself as the first firm exclusively focused on ESG investing through quantitative analysis — that is, with algorithms, rather than humans, picking the stocks. To make these decisions, Arabesque’s technology relies on an expanding universe of data concerning the ESG performance of thousands of companies. Among the biggest suppliers of such information are Bloomberg, Sustainalytics and MSCI.