With AP4, FRR and Amundi as first adopters, having provided critical insights
- New indexes consist of companies with significantly lower carbon emissions and fossil fuel reserves than the broad market
- Indexes licensed by Amundi for the creation of index-tracking solutions
- Leading asset owners, AP4 and FRR, plan to use new indexes as benchmarks for passive mandates
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MSCI ESG Research has initiated research coverage for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) prior to its anticipated initial public offering this week, with an MSCI ESG IVA rating of 'B' and an MSCI ESG GovernanceMetrics ranking in the 1st percentile (worst in class).
Facilitates portfolio analysis across equity and bonds
London - September 4, 2014 - MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced today the expansion of its environmental, social and governance (ESG) research offering through MSCI ESG Research Inc. with the launch of MSCI ESG GovernanceMetrics, delivering in-depth corporate governance research and analysis on its MSCI ESG Manager online platform.
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- Designed to support carbon reduction and fossil fuel free investment strategies
- Enables reporting on portfolio carbon exposure relative to benchmarks
New York - September 3, 2014 - MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced today the launch of MSCI ESG CarbonMetrics, a comprehensive set of carbon and fossil fuel metrics and screening tools designed to help institutional investors understand, measure, and manage portfolio exposure to carbon-related risks.
MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of GMI Ratings through its subsidiary MSCI ESG Research Inc.
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Innovative new Index to Track Growing Market of Bonds Issued to Fund Projects with Environmental Benefits
New York - July 1, 2014 - Barclays, publisher of leading broad market bond benchmarks, and MSCI Inc., a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced today an agreement to launch a new Green Bond Index, expanding on their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) fixed income benchmark index family launched in June 2013.
Further Positions MSCI as a Leading Provider of ESG Research and Analysis
New York - June 27, 2014 - MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI) announced today that it has agreed to acquire GMI Ratings, a provider of ESG (environmental, social and governance) ratings and research to institutional investors, through its subsidiary MSCI ESG Research Inc. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter, subject to customary closing conditions.
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RI INSIGHT: Clean Thematic Investing Report
When is dirty clean? Widening the Cleantech Lens by Matt Moscardi, Senior Analyst and Head of Financial Sector Research, MSCI ESG Research
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ESG Inside: Practical Integration into the Investment Process
The RI/MSCI ESG Research Round Table Report 2014 brings together a group of respected professionals in ESG research, institutional consultancy and portfolio management to examine real-world applications for ESG research in the risk and return decisions made by investment managers. The report summarizes the key highlights of the discussion, which took place in New York at MSCI’s headquarters in December 2013.
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In response to the 350.org call for divestment, investors globally are taking a closer look at the role of fossil fuels in their investment strategies.
The MSCI ESG Research Issue Brief, Options for Reducing Fossil Fuel Exposure, assesses four approaches investors can take to reduce exposure to fossil fuels in their portfolios. All four approaches achieved a lower carbon footprint and carbon intensity relative to MSCI ACWI, with the low carbon approach showing the lowest carbon intensity and highest active returns.
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