Eagle Alpha Spotlight – Environmental Data

Eagle Alpha Spotlight – Environmental Data

What is ‘ESG data’? We hear the term ESG Data in the financial vertical a lot but what does ESG Data actually consist of? Over a series of three papers, Eagle Alpha is going the break down each of the three ESG pillars. We will also publish a fourth paper exploring ESG natural language processing (NLP) providers and other providers of ESG scoring datasets.
With the introduction of new sustainable finance disclosure regulations and taxonomies from the UN and across the EU, North America, and Asia, it is more important now than ever to understand ESG data and where investors can source reliable ESG data so that they can understand how the make-up of their portfolios and offerings are impacting their sustainable investing goals. If the raw environmental data that you plan to incorporate is not accurate this might be more detrimental than no raw environmental data at all. With the ever-increasing ‘E’ datasets, it is vital to source science-based evidence that the dataset you wish to incorporate is accurate and fits your intended use case.

Alternative Data Trends & Themes 2021

Alternative Data Trends & Themes 2021

In this report we summarize the major developments in the alternative data industry in 2020 based on Eagle Alpha’s proprietary data and insights. Many of these trends and themes will have relevance into 2021 and beyond.

Eagle Alpha Spotlight: Data Privacy and Alternative Data (Edition 2)

Eagle Alpha Spotlight: Data Privacy and Alternative Data (Edition 2)

This paper pulls together publicly available data along with insights from vendor interviews and Eagle Alpha’s proprietary articles and webinars. Furthermore, the paper also leans heavily on insights from our legal partners, New York law firm Lowenstein Sandler, who are regular contributors to our content as well as several data providers who offered additional perspectives.
We have grouped our insights into 5 key sections:
• Major data privacy trends affecting alternative data,
• Data sources in the regulatory spotlight and the legal cases that surround them,
• A section that looks beyond regulation to how companies are self-regulating and restricting the way data is tracked and collected,
• Considerations beyond regulation, such as the developing perceptions of consumers and how “gatekeepers” are impacting data collection and availability.
• An in-depth analysis on important developments being introduced by “gatekeepers” like Apple and Google, and how these changes are impacting the mobile app ecosystem in particular.