Happy New Year from all of us at MSCI ESG Research!
If 2014 was any guide, there is a shortening lag between when ESG issues emerge and when markets and regulators react. Whether it is shifting regulations targeting the 'tax gap', a new market benchmark to define green bonds, or the adoption of low carbon investment solutions, our 2014 ESG Trends to Watch report highlighted areas where institutional investors showed growing appetite to address longer term risks and opportunities.
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As 2014 draws to a close, we reflect on the key trends of the year and look to the most pressing questions our clients are asking us leading into 2015
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London - December 15, 2014 - MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced today that AMF, one of Sweden's leading pension funds, has selected the MSCI Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Indexes as benchmarks for its global equity portfolios.
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Press Release: Tokyo - December 1, 2014 - MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, MSCI ESG Research Inc., has been selected by the Japanese Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) to provide reporting on ESG integration and stewardship best practices amongst leading asset owners worldwide.
Innovative new index family will track the growing market of bonds issued to fund projects with environmental benefits
New York, November 13, 2014 - Barclays, a publisher of leading broad market bond benchmarks, and MSCI Inc., a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced today the launch of a new green bond index family measuring the global market of fixed income securities issued to fund projects and initiatives with direct environmental benefits. The Barclays MSCI Green Bond Index family complements the existing Barclays MSCI ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Fixed Income Index family, and is now available to clients.
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London - October 29, 2014 - MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced today that UBS has licensed the MSCI UK IMI Extended SRI Index for the sixth in a series of socially responsible ETFs. The series tracks the MSCI Global Socially Responsible (SRI) Index family covering both emerging and developed markets:
- Benchmarks exclude companies that own oil, gas and/or coal reserves
- Expands benchmark options for investors wishing to reduce the carbon intensity of their portfolios
London - October 16, 2014 - MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced today the launch of the MSCI Global Fossil Fuels Exclusion Indexes, benchmarks for investors who aim to eliminate or reduce fossil fuel reserves exposure from their investments. The MSCI ACWI ex Fossil Fuels and MSCI ACWI ex Coal Indexes are the first in the series.
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This year’s Independent Research in Responsible Investment (IRRI) Survey is open until October 31st. The annual survey polls asset managers, asset owners, ESG research providers, sell-side research firms, and corporates on their opinions and experience with ESG research and analysis. It also aims to identify the best ESG analysts and providers.
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- Innovative approach aims to reduce carbon emissions exposure with low tracking error by re-weighing all securities in the index
- Low carbon strategy supported by Generation Investment Management
- Addresses call for action from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
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New York - September 18, 2014 - Barclays, publisher of leading broad market bond benchmarks, and MSCI Inc., a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced today the publication of rules and methodology for a new family of Green Bond Indexes following a formal consultation with market participants.
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