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 and Analytics

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

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MSCI Investment Insights Report 2021

We surveyed 200 institutional investors globally with assets of around $18 trillion to better understand their views on the most important investment issues. What are the most important trends for the next three to five years? What is the lasting impact of COVID-19? And what is their latest thinking on factor investing, risk management, and diversity?

 

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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

Our ESG Solutions are available on leading distribution channels and platforms. Explore more

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.

Sustainable Finance

ESG and climate regulation and disclosure resource center for institutional investors, managers and advisors.

ESG Solutions for Issuers

Interaction between MSCI ESG Research and the companies and fixed income issuers we rate continues to expand at a rapid pace.

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.

Sustainable Finance

ESG and climate regulation and disclosure resource center for institutional investors, managers and advisors.

ESG Solutions for Issuers

Interaction between MSCI ESG Research and the companies and fixed income issuers we rate continues to expand at a rapid pace.

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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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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MSCI Wins PRI Research Award

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

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Blog
MSCI Blog

An ‘ESG-First’ Approach to Portfolio Construction

Jan 19, 2021 Jean-Maurice Ladure, Ashish Lodh

A new administration in the U.S. and ESG-related regulations in Europe may further increase investors’ sustainability focus. We examine an “ESG-first” approach to integrating measurable ESG and climate considerations into portfolios.

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What Biden’s Climate Plan Means for US Utilities

Jan 14, 2021 Velina Karadzhova, Umar Ashfaq

Joe Biden is targeting net-zero carbon emissions in the United States by 2050, but the target date for electricity generation would come 15 years sooner. Are the U.S. utilities sector and investors prepared for net-zero emissions by 2035?

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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