Clarity AI Hosts Inaugural Customer Advisory Board Meeting with Institutional Investors
Seven Prominent Institutional Investors Join Clarity AI to Discuss Challenges and Opportunities in Sustainable Finance
Clarity AI, the leading sustainability tech platform, recently held its inaugural Customer Advisory Board Meeting for investment managers. The event brought together prominent companies in the industry, including Lazard, Metlife, Invesco, PGIM, La Francaise, Lansforsakringar, and Santander, to discuss pressing issues related to sustainability and ESG analytics.
Led by a group of Clarity AI’s executives, including Mark Coriaty, Global Head of Solutions, Angel Agudo, VP of Product, Lorenzo Saa, Chief Sustainability Officer, and Patricia Pina, Head of Product Research & Innovation, the meeting tackled several key issues related to sustainable finance.
The board stressed the importance of allowing investors to build their own sustainable investment methodologies, and suggested finding ways to compare these approaches with others in the industry, which Clarity AI can support today with its Sustainable Investment product which defines whether a security is sustainable or not according to SFDR’s Article 2(17). It was also noted that Clarity AI is uniquely positioned as a tech player in a legacy industry to continue to rapidly adapt to regulatory changes at scale and to continue to provide coverage and capabilities based on customer needs, including areas that are emergent, such as biodiversity.
“The inaugural Customer Advisory Board Meeting was a great success,” said Lorenzo Saa, Chief Sustainability Officer at Clarity AI. “It provided valuable insights into the challenges facing the industry and highlighted the need for collaboration between industry players and third-party providers to drive progress towards sustainability. We are excited to work with our customers to tackle these challenges and drive positive change.”
The event was a significant milestone for Clarity AI, as it showcased the company’s commitment to working with industry players to drive progress towards sustainability. The meeting provided a forum for investment managers to share their experiences and challenges, and to work collaboratively with Clarity AI to develop solutions.
About Clarity AI
Clarity AI is a sustainability technology platform that uses machine learning and big data to deliver environmental and social insights to investors, organizations, and consumers. Clarity AI’s capabilities are an essential tool for end-to-end sustainability analysis related to investing, corporate research, benchmarking, consumer e-commerce, and regulatory reporting. As of January 2023, Clarity AI’s platform analyzes more than 70,000 companies, 360,000 funds, 198 countries, and 199 local governments, which represents the broadest data coverage in the market with up to 13 times more than other leading players. One way Clarity AI delivers on its mission to bring societal impact to markets is by ensuring its capabilities are delivered directly into clients’ workflows through integrations with partners like BlackRock – Aladdin, Refinitiv an LSEG business, BNP Manaos, Allfunds, and SimCorp. Additionally, Clarity AI’s sustainability insights reach more than 150 million consumers across more than 400,000 merchants on the Klarna platform. Clarity AI has offices in North America, Europe, and the Middle East, and its client network manages tens of trillions in assets for companies like Invesco, Nordea, PGIM, Santander, Wellington, and BNP Paribas.