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Decades of investment experience have taught Causeway that the share prices of companies that take care to preserve the environment, maintain fair employment standards, and have an above average dedication to shareholders are generally benefitted by these policies. We have devoted increased attention to developing a more systematic approach to analyzing the environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) practices of companies in which we seek to invest. Despite growing interest, ESG investing is still in its infancy. The approaches and standards among the data providers developing ratings, the investment managers offering ESG strategies, and the asset owners implementing their own objectives generally lack consistency. The ambiguity makes a thorough evaluation particularly important. Read our study for Causeway's insights into ESG data providers' ratings practices, and how we believe Causeway can improve the alpha potential of third-party ESG data.