Pure-play sustainability advisory firm ERM announced today the launch of ESG Fusion, its new AI-enabled, on-demand, custom rating platform ESG ratings platform for private markets. The platform was primarily designed for use by private credit funds and hedge funds, but can also be used for equity transactions as an early stage screening ESG due diligence tool.

According to ERM, the new platform aims to address a gap in the underserved ESG ratings services market for private markets investors and alternatives managers. With analysis delivered within 48 hours, ERM highlighted the platform’s ability to enable faster investment decision-making and opportunity identification.

The new platform is powered by intelligent web-crawlers, APIs from an ecosystem of data providers, and alternate data sources to provide detailed ESG data and content, which is reviewed and curated by ERM experts.

Gerard Spans, Chief Information/Innovation Officer at ERM, said:

“Investors are increasingly seeking actionable insights into ESG performance of companies in which they invest to help private credit and equity clients achieve their sustainability objectives. ESG Fusion provides a unique client experience in data-driven support for investment decisions.”