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New Platform Applies AI to Sustainable Debt Investing

London-based fintech ClimateAligned has raised £1.5 million from investors to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) platform which will integrate end-to-end sustainability, ESG and climate factors and data relevant to debt investment decisions. The new tool aims to enable institutional investors to find new opportunities that accelerate finance aligned with climate and emissions targets, and avoid greenwashing risks. ClimateAligned uses machine learning technology to gather, process and analyse data from multiple sources, “rendering the climate and sustainability credentials of bonds and issuers transparent and comparable, through a single access point”. The firm said its platform would establish “a new level of transparency” to sustainable investment, bringing greater efficiency, focus, and clarity for investors. It will provide visibility through multiple levels of data discoverability including bond vs issuer-level context and comparisons of promises to actions including: peer-to-peer comparisons; assessment against multiple pathways, taxonomies and standards; assessment against expert opinions; and reported performance against a designated commitment or standard. “The universe of debt investment, particularly the growing market for thematic and sustainable debt is ripe for AI applications. Enabling a new wave of climate transition finance, at scale, is what we are looking to achieve for investors, using the technology now available in generative AI and large language models,” said Aleksi Tukiainen, Co-founder and CEO of ClimateAligned.

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