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Kotamarthi featured at data science webinar aimed at developing environment, social, and governance standards for corporations

December 17, 2021

Rao Kotamarthi, Chief Scientist and head of the Climate and Earth System Science Department, was one of four featured speakers for a webinar entitled “Climate Change: Developing Common Standards and Data to Evaluate Investment Risk and Corporate Performance.” The webinar, held on Thursday, December 2, was part of a data science series hosted by Ropes & Gray LLP law firm and Mass Insight Global Partnerships, supported by the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University and other members of the academic, business, and government communities. The series also included topics on data innovation agendas to accelerate solutions in cancer care and data privacy and cybersecurity.

The discussion was timely as companies are increasingly judged — by investors, risk analysts, regulators, and consumers — on their environment, social, and governance (ESG) standards. The webinar focused on what role data and data analytics are playing in the evaluation of a company's ESG performance, ESG-related risks, and efforts to implement effective ESG programs, with a specific focus on the impact of climate on investment risk.

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