ESG research, ratings and data provider Sustainalytics announced today that ESG-focused fintech Act Analytics’ team will join the company later this month, in a move aimed at bolstering Sustainalytics’ real-time ESG data analytics capabilities.

Founded in 2019, Act Analytics uses machine learning technologies and natural language processing techniques to helps investors and asset owners to identify real-time ESG risk and opportunity signals and insights.

The team joining Sustainalytics includes portfolio management, machine learning and market data experts. Act Analytics founder and CEO Zachary Dan will take on the role of Director of Digital Innovation at the company.

Arik Brutian, Executive Director, Digital Innovation at Sustainalytics, said:

“Zachary has built a strong team to address the growing opportunities for advanced technology in the ESG space. The addition of Zachary Dan and key members of the Act Analytics team immediately enhances Sustainalytics’ technical capabilities and highlights our commitment to deliver rigorous, data-driven investment insights to investors of all types.”

Dan added:

“There are so many transformational opportunities to put technology advancements to work throughout the investment decision-making spectrum. With Sustainalytics’ best-in-class platform and established machine learning and fintech capabilities combined with our team’s proven AI expertise and passion for driving digital innovation, I am very excited about the timely, data-driven ESG investing insights we can deliver to investors.”