MSCI ESG Ratings cater to those looking to integrate ESG data to help identify potential risks or opportunities in their portfolios. We review companies’ exposure and management of biodiversity-linked Key Issues such as biodiversity and land use, raw material sourcing, and toxic emissions and waste.
MSCI ESG Controversies helps investors identify companies involved in controversies related to illegal logging, soil pollution or financing of projects of environmental concern.
Other tools such as MSCI ESG Sustainable Impact Metrics and MSCI SDG Alignment help investors identify companies with the potential to counter biodiversity loss through products focused on areas such as sustainable agriculture or pollution prevention.
Our biodiversity metrics within the net-zero solutions can be used to measure companies’ exposure to and impact on biodiversity, helping investors identify companies involved in high-impact industries and operations from a biodiversity perspective.
Investors gain greater clarity and focus by layering in our proprietary geolocation data to help pinpoint an organization's operations with our Biodiversity-Sensitive Areas and Deforestation Screening Metrics. Investors can address risks in their portfolios or manage their reputational risk related to biodiversity by identifying companies with operations in ecologically-sensitive areas or with exposure to potential direct and indirect involvement in deforestation.
Investors can also capture green opportunities by identifying green revenues from products that are positively impacting biodiversity.
MSCI ESG Business Involvement Screening Research provides information on global equity and fixed income issuers involved in specific business activities that could be linked to biodiversity loss such as the production of biocides, palm oil or fossil fuels.
Our MSCI EU Sustainable Finance Module includes Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) Adverse Impact Metrics and EU taxonomy data and metrics for over 10,000 corporate equity and fixed income issuers to support and simplify reporting requirements. It may also help clients navigate regulatory reporting requirements such as the new EU SFDR and Article 29 of the French Law on Energy and Climate, which requires all financial institutions to disclose biodiversity-related risks using the concept of double materiality.