What are the topic weights applied to the universe of issues used in Datamaran, and how are they managed?

Datamaran developed an algorithm to calculate the weights for every single Topic based on their sector. These weights are applied in the sector Issue Mappings provided by the platform and result in a score between  0-1. This calculation is based on the prevalence and sector-specificity of each Topic in reports and news, and is managed by our team in the backend. 

The Topic weights are constantly reviewed and updated by our tech team in order to better reflect the evolution of the disclosures in reports and news. 

To better reflect the EGS landscape, the industry issue mappings include all the topics relevant for each industry independently of the topic weight. Topic weights will be rebalanced at each update.