MSCI ESG Research provides in-depth research, ratings and analysis of the environmental, social and governance-related business practices of thousands of companies worldwide. MSCI ESG Research builds on the expertise and achievements of sustainability pioneers KLD, Innovest and IRRC, acquired through MSCI's acquisition of RiskMetrics.

MSCI ESG Research products and services are used by institutional investors and asset managers to integrate ESG factors into their investment processes. Our clients include institutional investors, asset managers, advisors, government and non-government organizations, sovereign wealth funds and consultants.

Through early warnings and timely updates, our insights can help investors to uncover risks and opportunities that conventional investment research might not detect. Our research enables investors to manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards and restrictions to satisfy client investment guidelines, implement client mandates or to manage potential ESG portfolio risks.

Most of our MSCI ESG Research products and services are available on MSCI ESG Manager. MSCI ESG IVA is integrated within MSCI’s BarraOne and Barra Portfolio Manager platforms, as well as in Factset and Style Research.

Ratings and data from MSCI ESG Research are also used in the construction of the MSCI ESG Indexes. These indexes are designed to set new ESG standards, allowing clients to more effectively benchmark ESG investment performance, issue index-based ESG investment products, as well as manage, measure and report on their compliance with ESG mandates.

The MSCI ESG Research team consists of more than 200 ESG specialists worldwide, including more than 120 dedicated ESG analysts and researchers.

To learn more about MSCI ESG Research, please contact ESG Client Service or call

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