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ESG Now podcast

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) news and investment research brought to you weekly covering major market trends and new research insights. With topics ranging from climate impact on investment portfolios, corporate actions, trending investment topics, and emerging ESG issues, host Matt Moscardi of MSCI ESG Research walk through the latest news and research that is top of mind for MSCI ESG Research clients and partners.

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Episode 10 - Halloween is a Time for Zombies, Ghosts, and Frankenstein

It's Halloween, and that means ghosts need not apply (2:55), shareholder value might get eaten by zombies (7:33), and your creation might be a monster (12:03), all on the record.

Episode 09 - A Short History of ESG: Part II

Modern ESG investing is a choose your own adventure, especially when soda meets marijuana. Path 1: Invest your values (1:47), Path 2: Invest for the money (6:02), Path 3: Invest for impact (9:33), all on the record.

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Episode 08 - A Short History of ESG: Part I

For more than 3,000 years, you've been ESG investing, in four chapters. Chapter 1: Your religion is also your financial advisor (1:36), Chapter 2: Financial outcomes are secondary considerations (3:06), Chapter 3: We find out what you really know (4:51), Chapter 4: The milk spills (6:37), all on the record.

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Episode 07 - Join the Gang: Climate Edition

A task force chaired by a billionaire has sent investors looking for advice on climate from unlikely sources that may just have them joining a gang. The TCFD (0:00), learning from... oil and gas? (4:00), don't forget renewables (6:32), to divest or engage (8:41), all on the record.

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Episode 06 - The Privacy of Things

Could the data you provide your dishwasher some day be more valuable than the dishwasher? Internet of Things (0:00), hacking and Hackers (2:55), the GDPR (4:00), Cambridge Analytica (7:06), converging IoT and social media data (10:06), all on the record.

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Episode 05 - When Genius Meets Governance

Thinking of Tesla, how should an investor balance good governance with visionary brilliance? Atari and Tesla (0:22), checks and balances (2:32), overgovernance at Apple (4:13), Google's golden shares (5:38), and the Tesla "problem" (9:10), all on the record.

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Episode 04 - Back to School Special: Student Debt, Consumer Finance, and Robots

Student debt is huge in the US, but as an investor, is it a good bet? The trend of consumer finance (1:44), Navient stands out (3:38), the reckoning is... robots?(5:35), and it might actually be a skills crisis (8:30), all on the record.

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Episode 03 - Indra Nooyi, and Why Diversity of Management Matters

Longtime PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi... or one of few women CEOs?... steps down. We talk to Meggin Thwing-Eastman about why that matters. 'Another female CEO done' (0:36), board diversity and employee productivity (1:44), diversity as an investment theme (3:40), more data (6:17), and a little game (9:47), all on the record.

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EPISODE 02 - Where should we even start?

Environmental, social, and governance investing related news, research, and trends. In this episode, we start at the beginning... of 2018. We revisit our conversation with Linda-Eling Lee from January as she walks us through the major ESG trends of this year. Emerging markets (1:48), carbon and asset allocation (4:10), fixed income and ESG (6:30), how much disclosure matters, or does it (9:28), and the Year of the Human (12:49) are discussed.

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Episode 01 - Welcome to the MSCI ESG Research Podcast, ESG Now

Environmental, social, and governance investing related news, research, and trends. In this episode, we start at the beginning... of 2018. We revisit our conversation with Linda-Eling Lee from January as she walks us through the major ESG trends of this year. Emerging markets (1:48), carbon and asset allocation (4:10), fixed income and ESG (6:30), how much disclosure matters, or does it (9:28), and the Year of the Human (12:49) are discussed.

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ESG Trends

Read the key environmental, social and governance (ESG) trends that are top of mind for investors. In 2019 we observe that the long haul many are bracing for has already started for ESG investors.

ESG Ratings

MSCI ESG Ratings is designed to support institutional investors’ growing ESG integration, manager reporting, engagement and portfolio monitoring needs.

ESG SCREENED INDEXES

Incorporating a range of ESG exclusions while seeking to maintain a profile similar to market cap indexes

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