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With growing demand for environmental, social and governance (ESG) portfolios, but most ESG ratings are still relying on company self-reported data that is often outdated.
In an effort to increase the transparency and accuracy of ESG data, TruValue Labs is using artificial intelligence to analyze publicly available data and news events on companies in the S&P 500 index to quantify the positive or negative ESG momentum of the company. According to our backtests, a portfolio that selects the top 30% of companies based on their ESG momentum (giving all stocks equal weighting, and rebalancing at the start of each month) will outperform an S&P 500 index over a five-year period.
Here are the 10 companies that did the most to improve their ESG rating in 2017, according to our data.