AI-Enabled Sustainable Investing: The Mainstreaming of ESG, How AI & ESG Analytics Are Revolutionizing Sustainability & Investing | Daniel Klier, ESG book (#021)
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Daniel Klier is CEO at ESG Book, part of the Arabesque Group, a global group of financial technology companies offering sustainable investment, advisory and data services through their advanced ESG and AI capabilities. Prior to joining Arabesque, Daniel was Global Head of Sustainable Finance for HSBC, where he developed the global climate strategy for the bank and led the development of the sustainable finance business across the corporate bank, retail bank, and asset management business. He joined HSBC in 2013 as Group Head of Strategy in London, following nine years as a Partner at McKinsey & Company.
Daniel is a member of the Board of Sustainable Energy for All and has also chaired the Bank of England Climate Risk Working Group and the Sustainable Finance Working Group at the Institute of International Finance.
At the time of our discussion, Daniel was CEO of Arabesque S-Ray, the predecessor to ESG Book, so when we refer to Arabesque S-Ray in our discussion, we’re essentially talking about what is now ESG Book. In this episode, we talk about how Daniel came into the world of sustainable finance from a more traditional private equity and financial services background. We hear an overview of Arabesque and their mission to mainstream sustainable finance and we discuss what quantitative investing actually means.
Daniel explains more about what was, at the time of our discussion, the Arabesque S-Ray artificial intelligence platform and how it allows companies to customize their investment strategies. We look at greenwashing in the public equities landscape and how Arabesque protect against this in the algorithms used in their AI technology. We discuss how Arabesque S-Ray differs from competing ESG data providers, and Daniel introduces us to the ESG Book initiative, which at that time had not yet been launched.
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