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ON-DEMAND WEBCAST: The Current State of Carbon Data - What Does This Mean for Investors?

Recent years have seen an increase in public climate change disclosures from companies due to increases in mandatory reporting policies, however many companies still do not publicly report their emissions. Despite this, investors are integrating climate scores into their investment decisions. How? Estimating emissions using models; the current climate rating system offers metrics for upwards of 10,000 companies.

This strategy prevents investors from accurately managing risk, as there is no way to differentiate between the companies that are reporting and taking the lead on climate action, and those that are not. Consequently, non-reporting, high emitting companies are not incentivized to report. Furthermore, insufficient disclosures indicate that companies may not have a full understanding of their impact. Companies may appear to be taking steps to reduce their impact on climate change, but without public scrutiny of the data, this cannot be verified.

In this webcast, Dr. Rebecca Thomas and Emily Matthews from Arabesque S-Ray speak about the current challenges and opportunities surrounding carbon data and its relevance to the investor community.

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Speakers

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Peter Davaney-Graham

VP, Head of Open:FactSet Content Strategy

FactSet

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Dr. Rebecca Thomas

ESG Research Associate

Arabesque S-Ray

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Emily Matthews

Product Office Associate

Arabesque S-Ray

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Peter Davaney-Graham

VP, Head of Open:FactSet Content Strategy | FactSet

Mr. Davaney-Graham is the Vice President, Head of Open:FactSet Content Strategy at FactSet. In this role, his focus is on off-platform data integration and analysis solutions geared towards fundamental and quantitative investors. He and his colleagues aim to reduce the burden associated with evaluating and integrating new content sets by solving for common challenges, such as symbology reconciliation, and accelerating the discovery process by exposing detailed analysis and sample code. He earned a BA in Political Science from Colgate University and is a CFA charterholder.

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Dr. Rebecca Thomas

ESG Research Associate | Arabesque S-Ray

Rebecca leads the research and development of climate related metrics in the Arabesque S-Ray ESG Research team. Her work focusses on analysing the interaction between businesses and climate change using a rules based, quantitative approach. The first metric to be released under this theme is the Temperature™ Score, which evaluates corporate transparency and impact on climate change. Rebecca has been an associate at the firm since joining in 2018, following the completion of her PhD in Life Sciences and Atmospheric Physics with Imperial College London’s Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment.

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Emily Matthews

Product Office Associate | Arabesque S-Ray

Emily is an Associate in the Product Office of Arabesque S-Ray®. Arabesque S-Ray is a global technology firm that combines big data and machine learning to provide data services to empower investors, corporates and other stakeholders to make more sustainable decisions. The Product Office is the link between the research team, clients, and sales team. Outside Arabesque, Emily has worked with Canada’s Responsible Investment Association as a Research Associate. She holds an MPhil in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge, where she studied the effect of energy policy on Canadian cleantech venture capital and private equity investment.

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