A Dataset for Detecting Real-World Environmental Claims

14 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2022

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Dominik Stammbach

ETH Zürich

Nicolas Webersinke

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Julia Bingler

Council on Economic Policies

Mathias Kraus

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg-Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg

Markus Leippold

University of Zurich; Swiss Finance Institute

Date Written: September 2, 2022

Abstract

In this paper, we introduce an expert-annotated dataset for detecting real-world environmental claims made by listed companies. We train and release baseline models for detecting environmental claims using this new dataset. We further preview potential applications of our dataset: We use our fine-tuned model to detect environmental claims made in answer sections of quarterly earning calls between 2012 and 2020 -- and we find that the amount of environmental claims steadily increased since the Paris Agreement in 2015.

Keywords: Environmental Claims, Climate Change Dataset, Natural Language Processing

Suggested Citation

Stammbach, Dominik and Webersinke, Nicolas and Bingler, Julia and Kraus, Mathias and Leippold, Markus, A Dataset for Detecting Real-World Environmental Claims (September 2, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4207369 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4207369

Dominik Stammbach (Contact Author)

ETH Zürich ( email )

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Nicolas Webersinke

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg ( email )

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Nürnberg, 90403
Germany

Julia Bingler

Council on Economic Policies ( email )

Zurich
Switzerland

Mathias Kraus

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg-Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg ( email )

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Germany

Markus Leippold

University of Zurich ( email )

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Zürich, CH-8006
Switzerland

Swiss Finance Institute ( email )

c/o University of Geneva
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CH-1211 Geneva 4
Switzerland

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