ESG

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Companies with strong ESG profiles may be better positioned for future challenges and experience fewer instances of bribery, corruption, and fraud. Learn how our MSCI ESG Research and solutions can provide insights into ESG risks and opportunities within multi-asset class portfolios.

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What is ESG?

The MSCI Principles of Sustainable Investing

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Our ESG Solutions
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ESG Ratings1

We help institutional investors understand ESG-driven risk and opportunities.

ESG Indexes

Our suite of over 1,500 equity and fixed income ESG indexes2 are designed to represent some of the most prevalent ESG strategies.

ESG Analytics

Explore ESG exposures on 650,000 securities and 8 million derivatives to support security selection, portfolio construction, and much more.

ESG Ratings footnotes


1 ESG data, research and ratings are produced by MSCI ESG Research LLC.

2 ESG data, research and ratings are produced by MSCI ESG Research LLC and are used as an input to the MSCI ESG indexes, calculated by MSCI, Inc.


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Learn More about our ESG Solutions

Our team of experts is focused on in-depth research, ratings and analysis of the environmental, social and governance-related business practices of thousands of global companies.

 

Download a summary of our main ESG Research solutions

ESG Governance Metrics

As long-term institutional investors, asset owners often look to managers to more fully assess governance-related risks.

ESG Controversies

We provide timely and consistent assessments of ESG controversies involving publicly traded companies and fixed income issuers.

ESG Screening

Our business involvement screening research enables institutional investors to satisfy client investment mandates, while managing potential ESG portfolio risks.

Impact Solutions

A suite of tools designed to help investors seeking to measure, manage and report on impact in their portfolios and investments.

Climate Solutions

We offer a suite of tools to help institutional investors benchmark, measure and manage portfolio exposure to climate risks and opportunities.

ESG Fund Ratings

We provide the critical transparency necessary to understand, measure and report on the ESG characteristics of more than 32,000 mutual funds and ETFs.

ESG AGR Model

Our accounting and governance risk model is designed to help institutional investors, insurers and other financial institutions understand and manage accounting risk.

ESG Fixed Income Solutions

ESG Fixed Income Solutions are designed for institutional investors looking to integrate ESG factors into the investment process, identify ESG-driven investment risks, or screen companies in alignment with values or mandates.

ESG Reporting Service

The service is designed to make reporting on the ESG characteristics of portfolios easier, more comprehensive, and more frequent.

ESG Governance Metrics

As long-term institutional investors, asset owners often look to managers to more fully assess governance-related risks.

ESG Controversies

We provide timely and consistent assessments of ESG controversies involving publicly traded companies and fixed income issuers.

ESG Screening

Our business involvement screening research enables institutional investors to satisfy client investment mandates, while managing potential ESG portfolio risks.

Impact Solutions

A suite of tools designed to help investors seeking to measure, manage and report on impact in their portfolios and investments.

Climate Solutions

We offer a suite of tools to help institutional investors benchmark, measure and manage portfolio exposure to climate risks and opportunities.

ESG Fund Ratings

We provide the critical transparency necessary to understand, measure and report on the ESG characteristics of more than 32,000 mutual funds and ETFs.

ESG AGR Model

Our accounting and governance risk model is designed to help institutional investors, insurers and other financial institutions understand and manage accounting risk.

ESG Fixed Income Solutions

ESG Fixed Income Solutions are designed for institutional investors looking to integrate ESG factors into the investment process, identify ESG-driven investment risks, or screen companies in alignment with values or mandates.

ESG Reporting Service

The service is designed to make reporting on the ESG characteristics of portfolios easier, more comprehensive, and more frequent.

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Why are Wealth Managers Adopting ESG? We Discuss with Merrill Edge

Why are wealth managers adopting ESG? We discuss with Merrill Edge

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Blog
MSCI Blog

Corporate ESG Disclosure: A Health & Safety Case Study

Sep 24, 2020 Samantha Sue Ping, Gaurav Trivedi

How good a job are corporations doing in disclosing ESG policies and data to investors and other stakeholders? We took an in-depth look at reporting of health & safety disclosures. Our findings confirmed some common assumptions and upended others.

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Scope 3 Carbon Emissions: Seeing the Full Picture

Sep 17, 2020 Brendan Baker

How can investors identify emissions throughout the value chain of companies in their portfolios? We explain what these “Scope 3” emissions are, why they are so important and what actions investors can take as they seek to manage resulting risks.

Legislation

MSCI ESG Research LLC. is a Registered Investment Adviser under the Investment Adviser Act of 1940. The most recent SEC Form ADV filing, including Form ADV Part 2A, is available on the U.S. SEC’s website at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov.

MIFID2/MIFIR notice: MSCI ESG Research LLC does not distribute or act as an intermediary for financial instruments or structured deposits, nor does it deal on its own account, provide execution services for others or manage client accounts. No MSCI ESG Research product or service supports, promotes or is intended to support or promote any such activity. MSCI ESG Research is an independent provider of ESG data, reports and ratings based on published methodologies and available to clients on a subscription basis.  We do not provide custom or one-off ratings or recommendations of securities or other financial instruments upon request.

ESG ADV 2A
ESG ADV 2B (brochure supplement)

 

 

Climate Data and Metrics, Climate Risk Reporting and Scenario Analysis are provided by MSCI ESG Research LLC. MSCI ESG Indexes and Analytics utilize information from, but are not provided by, MSCI ESG Research LLC. MSCI Equity Indexes are products of MSCI Inc. and are administered by MSCI UK Limited.

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