21 September 2022
AI FOR ESG INTEGRATION: TRAINING MACHINES TO PREDICT SUSTAINABLE ALPHA [ENG]
Over recent years, data measuring firms’ sustainability characteristics has proliferated. An important challenge that investment managers encounter is the combination of ESG and traditional factors such as value, growth and momentum, which is crucial for an optimal stock selection and portfolio construction process. RAM AI’s systematic equity team has developed a deep learning framework that models the interaction among different input features. In this paper, we will evaluate the efficacy of this framework when tuned to combine ESG and traditional factors for a stock return prediction task.