MSCI Climate Indexes - intro

Climate investing is inherently complex. The immensity of the challenge is matched only by the necessary pace of the transition.1 Our aim is to equip investors with the tools to benchmark, measure and manage exposure to climate risk and identify sustainable investment opportunities.

Climate indexes that address your climate objectives

MSCI offers climate indexes for both equity & fixed Income that aim to meet the variety of needs of institutional investors who wish to address climate change. The MSCI Climate Indexes can help institutional investors integrate climate considerations in portfolio construction, mitigate climate risks, capture opportunities or align with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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    MSCI Climate Indexes - contact us

    Contact us to learn more

    Contact our Client Service team to learn more about our climate indexes or to discuss your own climate objectives.

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    MSCI Climate Indexes - table

    Key Features of MSCI Climate Indexes

    Key Features Table

    MSCI Climate Indexes - what sets

    What sets MSCI Climate Indexes apart?

    • Multi Asset and Customization Options

      MSCI offers Climate Indexes for both Equity & Fixed Income.
      MSCI Climate Indexes can be used as a standalone index or as an overlay to an ESG strategy. They can also include various customizations.


    Parallel Benchmarking: One Portfolio, Dual Perspectives - Video

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    Parallel Benchmarking: One Portfolio, Dual Perspectives

    Broad market-cap weighted indexes might not fully assess climate-objective alignment. We believe that an appropriate parallel benchmark could help illustrate this alignment, improve transparency and allow investors to make more informed decisions.

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    MSCI Climate Index

    MSCI Climate Index - footnotes

    *The MSCI Low Carbon Target index methodology will incorporate Scope 3 and other changes effective December 1, 2022. A separate index series will continue to exist with the current methodology.


    MSCI ESG Ratings, Carbon Data, Low Carbon Transition Score Climate VaR and research provided by MSCI ESG Research LLC. MSCI ESG Indexes 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.