AXA IM wants to be able to assess information on how companies have a positive impact regarding the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To develop and refine such a process, they want to equip analysts with a tool that helps them to rapidly analyse thousands of documents.
Their analysts have already studied hundreds of companies. By combining their internal knowledge pool with a set of Wikipedia paragraphs generated from a list of keywords, they built a training set which can be used by a supervised learning algorithm to score paragraphs of corporate documents. They plan to use this data to understand how they can relate these scores to the primary and secondary SDG of each company.
The integration of natural language processing (NLP) outputs into the SDG framework will help cover a broader universe of companies in a time-effective manner - with these new datasets, they will be able to react quicker in terms of their
investment decisions. With this tool, and other initiatives, they
are looking to develop augmented intelligence – that is, a
unique combination of technology, quantitative data, as well
as financial and responsible investing expertise.
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