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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 and 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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MSCI wins the 2020 Principles for Responsible Investment ESG Research Report of the Year award.
 

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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.

 

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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

Zombies on Board: Investors Face the Walking Dead

Oct 28, 2020 Ric Marshall

Investors may think that zombies live only in people’s imaginations, but these brain-munching monsters can haunt corporate boardrooms for years, eating away at a fundamental shareholder right: the right to duly elected representation.

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Aligning with the Paris Agreement: An Index Approach

Oct 22, 2020 Stuart Doole, Véronique Menou, Kumar Neeraj

Institutional investors are under pressure to align their strategies with a maximum global temperature increase of 1.5oC as targeted by the Paris Agreement. We examine how they can approach this while respecting other investment constraints.

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.

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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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