Why ESG Investing?

Why ESG Investing?

ESG Investing (Sustainable Investing) is growing exponentially as more investors and issuers utilize ESG and climate data and tools to support their investment decision making. MSCI’s ESG origins date back to 1972.1 Our first ESG index was launched in 1990.2 We’ve been rating companies based on industry material ESG risks since 1999.3

We’re proud to work with over 1,700 clients worldwide including leading pension funds, asset managers, consultants, advisers, banks and insurers. If you’d like to learn more about integrating ESG and climate considerations into your investment processes and how MSCI can help, please explore the resources on this page.


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Why Environmental Social and Governance

Why Environmental Social and Governance

Learn how we are modelling the changing world to turn today’s ESG and climate risks into tomorrow’s opportunities.

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Our Clients

We understand that when it comes to ESG investing, one size does not fit all. Our 45+ years of experience* in objectively measuring and modeling ESG characteristics and developing solutions for many of the world’s investors, has helped us identify common integration use cases by investor type. Explore our esg integration interactive to learn more about how different types of investors use our ESG and climate solutions. As our client ecosystem evolves, we will continue to expand the use cases and add more resources. 

If you would like to learn more about how we can help you integrate ESG and Climate insights.

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Our Solutions

Our Solutions

Our aim is to be your one-stop-shop for ESG and climate solutions. Our award-winning,1 gold standard2 ESG ratings and climate data and research are developed inhouse and are integrated across our index, analytics and real asset solutions.


Nested Applications

Nested Applications

Ratings Search Tool

ESG Ratings

AI-enhanced dynamic investment relevant ESG insights of over 14,800 issuers and 680,000 equity and fixed income securities.


ESG Ratings
ESG Data and Solutions


ESG Industry Materiality Map

ESG Indexes

Over 1,500 equity and fixed income ESG indexes designed to represent some of the most prevalent ESG and climate strategies.


ESG Indexes
Climate Indexes

 


Nested Applications

Index Profile Search Tool

ESG and Analytics

Seamless integration of ESG and climate research, data and indexes to support portfolio construction, risk and performance attribution monitoring and reporting.


ESG Analytics


ESG Fund Ratings search tool

Real Estate Climate Solutions

Real Estate Climate Value-at-Risk (Climate VaR), a forward-looking and return-based valuation assessment for individual assets and portfolios.


Climate Real Estate


ESG Transparency Tools

ESG Transparency Tools


ESG Ratings Corporate Search Tool

ESG Ratings Corporate Search Tool

Explore the MSCI ESG Rating and ESG Key Issues of over 2,800 companies.

ESG Industry Materiality Map

ESG Industry Materiality Map

Explore E, S & G Key Issues by GICS® sub-industry or sector and their contribution to companies' ESG Ratings.

ESG Fund Ratings Search Tool

ESG Fund Ratings Search Tool

ESG Fund Ratings aim to measure the resilience of mutual funds and ETFs to long term risks and opportunities.

Index Profile Search Tool

Index Profile Search Tool

Explore ESG and climate metrics for all MSCI equity, fixed income and blended indexes regulated by the EU.

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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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*Through our legacy companies KLD, Innovest, IRRC, and GMI Ratings.

1Through our legacy companies KLD, Innovest, IRRC, and GMI Ratings. ESG and climate 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.

2MSCI KLD 400 Index https://www.msci.com/msci-kld-400-social-index

3Origins of MSCI ESG Ratings established in 1999. Produced time series data since 2007.

4SMSCI ESG Research LLC clients

5The Extel & SRI Connect Independent Research in Responsible Investment (IRRI) Survey – 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018/19

6Deep Data Delivery Standard http://www.deepdata.ai/


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