Sustainability, Diversity, and Inclusiveness

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Diversity & Inclusiveness

Embracing Diversity

We aim for everyone to feel welcomed and valued for who they are in our workplace, either by not treating people differently because of their nationality, their ethnicity, their marital situation, their age, their sexual orientation , or any other characteristics that are irrelevant to their work; or by making accommodations so employees do not feel differently, by providing amenities for employees and visitors with different abilities, or if they are caring for their or others' mental or physical health or welfare.

For more information on how this commitment translates into a diverse, gender-balanced, positive workforce, check out our culture video.

Culture video

Caring for animals and the environment

RavenPack's corporate headquarters in Marbella, Spain is located in a region prone to wild fires. When a forest burns, the entire ecosystem is durably impacted. Replanting trees and caring for them are some of the more effective ways to restore the environment, so in November 2021, RavenPackers from around the world gathered to plant 400 trees to rebuild an urban forest in Mijas.

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Caring for the environment also means looking after endangered or vulnerable animals. In December 2023, the global RavenPack team came together to volunteer at the Donkey Dreamland association, a sanctuary dedicated to caring for abandoned or mistreated donkeys. In a single day, RavenPackers repaired stables, improved pathways, and cleared areas overgrown with vegetation. Amidst the hard work, the team also found moments to bond with the gentle donkeys and experience firsthand the valuable work carried out by the association.

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Big Data For Good

RavenPack takes action where we believe we can contribute positively to social situation by leveraging our expertise and data to serve common good. Over the past couple of years, this commitment has been most visible in two initiatives with broad repercutions: our Coronavirus monitor, and our 2020 US Election Monitor.

The RavenPack Coronavirus Monitor

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, RavenPack launched a live and interactive website to help navigate the oceans of information currently available on the novel coronavirus and its impact on world affairs.

The datasets from the Coronavirus Monitor are available on request for clients and academic researchers.


Coronavirus Insights

November 06, 2020

RavenPack Indicator Warned of Latest UK Lockdown, Election News Eclipses COVID, RavenPack Data in Academic Studies

In this update, we focus on how our Coronavirus monitor is reflecting the hype around the U.S. Presidential Election, we revisit our lockdown indicator to see how well it would have forecasted the new lockdown in the UK, and we highlight some noteworthy academic studies from the rising tide of research making use of our Coronavirus data.

October 22, 2020

China’s Covid Miracle and Coronavirus News About the U.S. Election

In this update, we focus in on the country where it all started - China, and the impressive way in which it has managed to limit the virus’ spread and turn around its economy, as well as the link between levels of Covid news about the U.S. elections and candidates’ winning chances.

October 08, 2020

Coronavirus Media Hype Hits 3-mo High as More Celebrities Test Positive, and Update on Coronavirus “Infected” Stocks

In this update, the Media Hype Index hits an almost 3-month high as news about COVID increases, Panic levels rise on the day Trump returns to the White House, and how talk of celebrities being infected becomes a dominant theme in the news.

September 10, 2020

Media Attention all about vaccines led by Sputnik V; Panic & other COVID Indexes ease lower; Global sentiment pushes higher with UK at forefront

Read the review of the monitor’s key Indexes and tables to get an overview of the news analytics of the evolving pandemic. We note how many gauges have declined since August, suggesting the media buzz about COVID is reaching a low ebb.

August 27, 2020

Worldwide Panic Hits 1-Month High, Media Covid Fatigue, Why the Mortality Rate is Lower For Spain’s Second Wave

In this update, the monitor’s panic needle twerks higher as a second wave rolls in, news coverage of COVID falls to only 33%, and though cases in Spain surge they are accompanied by much lower fatalities.

August 11, 2020

Forecasting Second Lockdowns and their Macro-Economic Impact Using RavenPack

This article looks at how alternative data can forewarn investors of the reintroduction of economically damaging lockdown measures and further to estimate the impact of such measures on the economy

August 06, 2020

Global Panic Falls, an Infodemic of Fake News, and Forecasting Second Lockdowns

In our latest COVID update, global panic falls to levels that might correspond with a more positive outlook for the coronavirus pandemic, the Fake News Index hits a 3-month high as an infodemic of misinformation and fake news spreads, and we explore the art of forecasting second lockdowns using our news analytics platform. Read more below

July 24, 2020

Vaccine mentions surge after Lancet study, signals based on RavenPack sentiment outperform, panic spikes in Ukraine

In this update, vaccine news surges, news sentiment data compared to broker recommendations, and panic peaks in Ukraine.

July 17, 2020

Lockdown News Rises, Media Talk about Schools Spikes, Launching our U.S. Presidential Election Monitor

In this issue, the news analytics of lockdown, chatter about school closures spikes, announcing the launch of our U.S. Presidential Election Monitor, and we highlight an advanced feature of the COVID-19 monitor.

July 09, 2020

COVID Still Dominates Headlines as Cases Resurge, News about Evictions Rises, Monitor Trending Topics

In this update, news about coronavirus remains high as case hotspots trigger second wave fears, stories about housing and evictions become a trending topic and we highlight more key features from our COVID dashboard.

July 02, 2020

News Analytics Reflect Reacceleration in Cases, French Sentiment Peaks, Key COVID Indexes

In our latest update, we track the news analytics of a possible emerging second wave, news sentiment peaks in France on falling hospitalizations, and we take a tour of the key analytical gauges on our news monitor and how investors can use them in their decision-making.

June 25, 2020

Child Poverty on the Rise Due to COVID, Fake News Peaks in the U.S., Russia Reopening

In this update, news rises about poverty worsening due to coronavirus, China-U.S. ties are further strained by fake news claims, and Russia reopens for business.

June 18, 2020

Mental Fallout, Renewed Second Wave Fears, the June 11 Sell-Off Analyzed, Announcing our New Presidential Monitor

In this update, metrics from Sweden, Switzerland, and Spain, the mental health fallout from COVID-19, we announce the launch of our 2020 presidential monitor, spotlight on the recent sell-off.

June 11, 2020

The U.S Goes Back to Work, Brazil’s President and Fake News, Monitor Highlights

In this update, unemployment recovers in the world’s largest economy, a fake news scandal threatens Brazil’s President, and how the monitor can be used to get the stories driving the indexes.

June 04, 2020

George Floyd Protests Dominate COVID-19, Second Wave Unlikely Say Experts, Fake News Down

In this issue, COVID-19 and the George Floyd protests, fears of a second wave decline, and how fake news is hitting record lows.

June 01, 2020

Coronavirus - What Data Investors Should Look at: Affected Stocks, Recession Fears, and more...

Will the coronavirus lead to another recession? How are stocks being affected? Check this page regularly for infographics based on our news and sentiment data delivering insights for investment professionals. You can also subscribe to receive our Covid-19 updates via email.

May 28, 2020

Coverage Falls, Sentiment as an Indicator of Back-to-Schoolness, Monitor Highs

In this issue, evidence media attention is declining; can sentiment predict whether a nation’s schools are reopening? And, which countries are hitting extremes on our monitor indexes.

May 21, 2020

The Era of Social Distancing

Our latest update includes a focus on social distancing, on two countries badly hit by the virus Russia and Brazil, tips on ESG-stock trading, and how enhancements to our news monitor enable story level granularity.

May 07, 2020

Sentiment Reverses, Insider Trading Data for Market Turns, A Breakthrough for the Vaccine..?

The tide turns as key sentiment indices show compelling reversal insignia reflecting phase ‘opendown’ and rising prophylactic optimism.

April 30, 2020

Coronavirus Optimism at 2½ Month High; The News Analytics of Oil and Interest Rates

Global coronavirus news sentiment continues its rebound as the pandemic eases, we ask how news analytics can help investors navigate the turbulent oil market, and with Central Bank meetings in the spotlight, can our data help warn of changes in interest rates?

April 23, 2020

Coronavirus Media Coverage Plateaus; RavenPack Data Performs Just as Well in a Crisis; Analysis on a Country-to-Country Basis now Available on our Coronavirus News Monitor

In this issue, media coverage plateaus as daily cases of coronavirus flatten, new research shows RavenPack data performs just as well in a crisis, and an enhancement to our news monitor enables analysis on a country-to-country basis.

April 15, 2020

Coronavirus Panic Index at 1-Month Low; Global Sentiment on the Rise; Trending Topics: Vaccines, Bankruptcy, & Recession

The main indicators we use to measure aspects of Coronavirus media coverage are showing signs of either levelling off or decreasing.

April 02, 2020

Are There Signs Media Attention Around Coronavirus May be Ebbing?

After months of dominating the news, the share of the news that is about the coronavirus may be about to fall, according to chart patterns on the Coronavirus Hype Index.

March 17, 2020

What is the News Really Telling Us About the COVID-19 Pandemic?

What light, if any, can news analytics shed on the coronavirus epidemic? In this post, Peter Hafez, Chief Data Scientist at RavenPack, relates his findings, including how, in many cases, a spike in news volume leads official reports of confirmed cases, and how virus-news as a percentage of total news can provide an indicator for market returns in sensitive sectors.

The RavenPack US Election Monitor

Over the summer of 2020, concerned by the amount of desinformation circulating, and eager to leverage our data science models to cast a light on a momentous political season, we launched a free and publicly available website offering projections and analysis on the upcoming U.S. presidential election.

The monitor also featured an interactive global map, and tables gauging the sentiment on countries and financial assets, and it could be adapted for those who want a tailored experience.

The datasets from the US Election Monitor are available on request for client and academic researchers.


US 2020 Elections Insights

November 09, 2020

Predicting a Historic Election with News Analysis

Predicting a Historic Election with News Analysis. How well did our monitor forecast the 2020 presidential election?

October 26, 2020

Final Stretch: Are Election Polls Wrong in these 6 US States?

RavenPack uses Artificial Intelligence to analyze sentiment, media attention and historical voting patterns to predict the US presidential election next week. Our model has accurately predicted the winner in 4 out of the last 5 elections.

October 20, 2020

How News About Black Lives Matter Impacts on Trump’s Winning Chances and other Monitor Highlights

In this update, Biden’s lead narrows after he loses North Carolina but this is balanced by gains elsewhere, and how the news about ‘Black Lives Matter’ is linked to Trump’s chances of winning and the election in general.

October 06, 2020

Trump Projected to Win Nevada, Minnesota in the Balance, AUD to Rise on Biden Win

In this update, the election monitor shows Biden still in the lead despite Nevada now forecast to fall to Trump; the swing state of Minnesota is in the balance; the monitor and the televised debate; and how the Australian Dollar is tipped to rise in the event of a Biden victory.

September 28, 2020

Shifts in Battleground States, Coronavirus & Election News Impacting Pfizer share price...

In this update, we review the all-important key marginal states where the real election will be lost or won, and look at the relationship between the Coronavirus Trending Topic on the election monitor and potential relationships with certain stocks.

September 22, 2020

Trump Projected to Win in New Hampshire, Top 13 Battleground States Analyzed, Including Projections from Other Monitors

In this update, how Trump is more likely to win New Hampshire, projections for key marginal states, and how these compare with other major election monitors.

September 15, 2020

data-Driven Election Forecasts From RavenPack - and Others; The Impact of "Anger" on Winning Chances

In this update, our monitor’s assessment of Trump and Biden’s winning chances, forecasts from other major monitors, and news about “Anger” and how it impacts on different candidates’ projections.

September 08, 2020

Biden Extends Lead as N.Carolina Flips Blue and Why Traditional Polls Have Fallen Out of Favour?

In this update, our 2020 election monitor shows Biden increasing his lead with a 108 electoral college vote projected win and a look at why official opinion polls keep getting it wrong.

September 01, 2020

Forecasts From Leading Monitors, Trump’s Visceral Appeal in 2020, New Feature Allows Comparisons With Polls

In this update, the Rebublican National Convention boosted Trump’s campaign but is it enough? What are leading election monitors forecasting? A new feature on the RavenPack monitor enables comparisons with polls and 2016 projections.

August 28, 2020

Enhancements to our 2020 Electoral Monitor Enable Greater Insights and Analysis

New features allow the comparison of 2020 model predictions to official polls and 2016 projections, with visual highlights of key divergences.

August 25, 2020

Biden Still Leading, U.S. Dominated by Positive Democrat Sentiment, Biden’s Impact on Stock Sectors

In our latest election monitor update Biden increases his lead still further, the U.S. map turns blue as Democrat sentiment dominates, and an analysis of how sensitive stock sectors have been impacted by changing election expectations.

August 12, 2020

Biden Lengthens His Lead, Is Media Exposure a Good or Bad Thing? Biden Sentiment Even Higher

In this update, Biden's lead lengthens, media exposure can be a double-edged blade, and a pattern on Biden's sentiment chart suggests a breakout higher.

August 05, 2020

ADP Employment Miss - Forewarning in Trump Sentiment?

ADP employment change rose by 167k in July; Decline in sentiment for Trump often precedes macroeconomic misses. Could investors have foreseen the miss? Read more below.

August 04, 2020

Trump Trims Biden's Lead, New Hampshire Swings Republican, the Dollar’s Election Decline

In this update, Trump gains New Hampshire, Texas reverts to Republican and the Dollar’s correlation with approval ratings.

July 28, 2020

Biden’s Chance of Winning Over 95%, The Impact on Financial Markets of a Democrat Win

Insights from the monitor show Biden’s lead increasing but what could a Democrat victory mean for financial markets?

July 22, 2020

Trump’s Best Bet is To Return Things to Normal, Biden Well Ahead, Florida Too Close

In our first Election 2020 update, we have gleaned the following insights from our Presidential Election Media Monitor. Read this article on how the situation is shaping up for Trump and Biden, with an in-depth analysis on states like Florida.

July 14, 2020

New Forecasting Model by RavenPack Analyzes News to Predict the Winner of the 2020 US Presidential Election

An alternative to polls, this new approach uses sentiment analysis and media attention to forecast election results.

November 08, 2016

US Elections 2016: A Final Big Data Perspective

This has truly been a roller coaster ride of an election campaign. Read our final big data perspective.

October 26, 2016

US Elections 2016: Sentiment, Lies, and Videotapes

A wealth of big data analytics that captures the overall media sentiment in the US before the elections. Read the analysis.

August 16, 2016

Gearing Up for the US Elections: Lessons from our Analysis on Brexit

Here at RavenPack, we are currently developing our next-generation news analytics platform which includes many exciting new features and enhancements.