The sustainability signal in Active Quantitative Equity (AQE) - State Street Global Advisors

Quality — environmental, social, and governance (ESG) characteristics form part of the evaluation.

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... State Street Global Advisors create sustainability scores for the companies they are evaluating and use those scores to complement their other quality metrics, which in many (but not all) cases are gleaned from financial data. They believe that select ESG characteristics can be considered a proxy for long-term forward planning.

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