What are the topics tracked in Datamaran?

In this article, you will learn about the list of topics tracked in Datamaran and their critical relevance for risk management

Overview of Datamaran's topics

Using cutting-edge AI technology, Datamaran provides evidence-based insights and supports a structured business process for external risk management. The foundation of the platform is a list of topics reflecting the external business risk landscape: Datamaran's proprietary Topics List.

Download Datamaran's Topics List in PDF format


Access Datamaran's Topics List as a Google Spreadsheet

How Datamaran's topics ontology is maintained to reflect & support risk management

Datamaran's Topics List is itself the basis for our ontology - a combination of relevant keywords, term locations and syntax relationships that lets Datamaran analyze unstructured sources such as corporate reports, regulatory documents and news media using natural language processing. The result is insights into the relative importance of different business risks, validated through a science-based process that combines the expertise of our clients and team of ESG, risk, finance and data science experts.

Far from being static, the ontology is a growing, evolving foundation that remains relevant to businesses around the world as their context changes. It models the external business risk landscape by orienting around key business issues. To this end, the Datamaran ontology is framework and standard-neutral, and regularly enhanced to include new terms, topics, and contextual information so companies are able to keep a finger on the pulse of emerging issues. The last major topics update was completed in July 2020.

Staying ahead of the curve on emerging topics

We are constantly listening to our clients and the market around us to understand, capture and model emerging issues to support robust risk management processes. A key component to realizing this is the Datamaran Community Topics feature - a live library of industry-specific and emerging topics built by the Datamaran community. So even if an emerging topic is not (yet) incorporated in our ontology, take a look at the shared topics repository... or get your hands a little dirty to build one with our support!