Finch Computing Launches Environmental Social Governance Classifier

Reston, VA – Finch Computing, a leading provider of real-time natural language processing technology to federal government and private sector customers, today announced that it has developed and launched a new Environmental and Social Governance classifier as part of its innovative Data-as-a-Service offering, Finch DaaS.

“Increasingly, we know our customers are interested in quickly and accurately surfacing content on key environmental and corporate social governance topics,” Finch Computing Chief Technology Officer Scott Lightner said. “This classifier enables them to do that on massive volumes of text – whether that’s from content they have in-house or streaming, real-time content sources like news.”

Finch Data as a Service (DaaS) is a real-time, enriched feed of user-curated content based on keywords, entities and more. Leveraging Finch Computing’s natural language processing (NLP) expertise and our proprietary approach to identifying and understanding entities in huge volumes of streaming or static unstructured text, the Finch DaaS suite of products helps government agencies, companies and organizations make better use of their informational assets – starting the moment they acquire them.

Part of the Finch DaaS suite of projects, Finch DaaS Topic-Based Feeds offers users the ability to leverage our AI/ML models to quickly and accurate surface content about a certain topic – even if the topic name itself is not mentioned.

On the individual topic of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG), an emerging topic of importance for businesses and organizations across industries, Finch DaaS can deliver a feed of content only on this topic. Additionally, it can classify the content into several sub-categories, such as:

  • Affordability and Access
  • Air Quality
  • Business Model Health
  • Climate Change
  • Community Relations
  • Competitive Behaviors
  • Customer Data Privacy
  • Customer Wellness
  • Data & Information Security
  • Ecological Impacts
  • Employee Engagement
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Energy Management
  • Ethics
  • GHG Emissions
  • Human Rights
  • Incident Risk Management
  • Labeling and Selling
  • Labor Practices
  • Legal & Regulatory Frameworks
  • Removing Directors
  • Product Design & Lifecycle
  • Product Quality & Safety
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Systemic Risk Management
  • Waste Management
  • Water & Wastewater Management
  • Workforce Health & Safety

“This ESG classifier is one of many we have developed in response to customer demands,” Lightner continued. “Others include cryptocurrency, anti-money laundering, know your customer (KYC), cyber security, and mergers and acquisitions. We will continue to research and develop other classifiers in line with our customers’ evolving needs.”

To learn more about Finch Computing, including about its data products and the ESG classifier, please visit:



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