Maple-Brown Abbott – AI Risks & Opportunities, an ESG framework


AI: with great power comes great responsibility | Maple-Brown Abbott

..’ we expect organisations will need to adopt Responsible AI principles as a discrete component of broader self-regulation frameworks – and ahead of the enactment of regulatory frameworks underpinned by legislation. When we assess companies for inclusion in portfolios, indicators of the maturity of thinking towards Responsible AI include formal AI-related development plans, resource allocation, the current and proposed structure of internal governance specific to AI, and broader strategic response. Our initial focus is on sectors with heightened impacts including organisations handling large amounts of personal customer data (such as banks and healthcare providers), however we expect in time there will be no sector materially unchanged by AI in one form or another.’