How AI could aid ESG teams

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Could AI answer the SOS of ESG managers drowning in responsibility and tasks?

As private markets scale up their sustainability efforts, time pressed ESG managers often have to set aside strategic planning to focus on day-to-day activities. But AI can give them precious hours back, helping ESG managers increase their impact on business, says Victoria Gillespie, Head of ESG at Alter Domus.

In an interview with Private Equity International, Gillespie says it’s the breadth and depth of their responsibilities, coupled with a glut of data, that is making it more challenging for EGS managers to be effective. AI can help control those issues.

“We see AI as … taking on some of the more mundane tasks to free them up for more strategic thinking, as well as enhancing their day-to-day processes by leveraging analytics,” she says.

Victoria Gillespie

AI can also improve risk management by looking at the materiality of regulations, a vital role given that regulation around ESG has grown exponentially over the past decade.

Read the article, which also includes Gillespie’s take on how to reduce the risks associated with AI use, on the Private Equity International website.


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