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ESG and the cost of capital

Feb 25, 2020 Ashish Lodh

We know a lot about the relationship between companies’ ESG characteristics and financial performance. But was there a correlation between ESG scores and cost of capital?

Research Paper

ESG investing in emerging markets

Feb 11, 2020 MARSHALL Ric, NAGY Zoltan, SERETIS Panos

Recent MSCI studies have shown historical positive correlation between environmental, social and governance considerations and corporate financial performance. Has this pattern held in emerging-market equities?

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How climate change may ‘flood’ global equities

Feb 5, 2020 David Lunsford, Boris Prahl

Of all the threats to the environment from climate change, sea-level rise may be one of the most devastating and permanent. The question for global equity investors is how coastal-flooding risks may affect their portfolios.

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2020 ESG trends to watch

Jan 13, 2020 Meggin Thwing Eastman, Ric Marshall, Linda-Eling Lee

ESG themes are long-term, but some can emerge with sudden force. We are watching five trends we believe will unfold in 2020 to catapult ESG investing into the new decade.

Research Paper

2020 ESG trends to watch

Jan 13, 2020 LEE Linda-Eling, MARSHALL Ric, EASTMAN Meggin Thwing

We highlight five trends we believe will unfold over 2020: Climate change innovators: spotting the sleeping giants; new terms for capital: ready or not, here comes ESG; Re-valuing real estate: investing in the eye of the hurricane; the new human capital paradox: Juggling layoffs and shortages; and keeping score on stakeholder capitalism: looking for accountability in all the new places.

Research Paper

Women on boards: 2019 progress report

Dec 13, 2019 EMELIANOVA Olga, MILHOMEM Christina

Women’s representation on corporate boards climbed to 20% in 2019, up from 17.9% in 2018 and 17.3% in 2017. At the current pace, a 50/50 gender split among global directors might be reached by 2044, according to our latest report.

Research Paper

Human capital risks in a changing world

Nov 25, 2019 YOUNG Andrew, EASTMAN Meggin Thwing

In a changing world, companies’ ability to recruit, retain, develop and engage their workers is more central to value creation than ever. Through a wide-ranging literature review, we identified key measurable factors driving companies’ exposure to human capital risks. Top of the list: competition for highly skilled talent and labor-intensive operations.

MSCI Blog

CEO Pay: Trick or Treat?

Oct 30, 2019 Ric Marshall

Some large asset owners are increasingly coming to believe that many executive pay schemes don’t align the interests of CEOs and investors. There appears to be an increasing focus on pay plan simplicity and transparency.

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