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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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Climate risk in private real estate portfolios: What’s the exposure?

Oct 17, 2019 MOLLOD Gillian, ROBSON Will

As a long-term asset class, private real estate is especially vulnerable to climate-related events, such as water stress, hurricanes and flooding.

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Retire in Monte Carlo? Simulating retirement outcomes

Oct 11, 2019 Anil Rao

Despite global equity performance, U.S. DC plan participants may be ill prepared to meet retirement-spending needs. We assessed four equity-allocation scenarios, all following a common glidepath and bond allocation, to see which performed best.

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Is the US tech sector ignoring minority talent?

Oct 1, 2019 Meggin Thwing Eastman

Looking in one’s backyard for human capital.

Is climate-change risk all about fossil fuels? Think again.
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Is climate-change risk all about fossil fuels? Think again.

Sep 19, 2019 Michael Disabato

When it comes to reducing greenhouse gases, investors tend to focus on fossil fuels and power generation. But other companies also need to adapt to a lower-carbon world. We look at the implications for five types of companies.

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Underwater assets? Real estate exposure to flood risk

Sep 17, 2019 Gillian Mollod, Will Robson

Real estate investors are buying and leasing assets that might be jeopardized by a climate-changed world. A new analysis can help investors identify high-risk U.K. locations.

Research Paper

Banking on ESG: Examining the financial relevance of ESG to banks

Sep 3, 2019 SERETIS Panos, MARSHALL Ric

Recent studies by MSCI ESG Research have shown an historical link between ESG considerations and stronger corporate financial performance. Has this relationship applied to spread businesses, such as banks?

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Looking inside ESG indexes

Aug 30, 2019 Meggin Thwing Eastman, Guido Giese

Many investors want to stick to their values or beliefs, as well as meet certain financial objectives. How can ESG indexes  help them address these goals?

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Foundations of ESG investing

Foundations of ESG investing

How ESG integration has affected benchmarks and index-based, factor and active portfolios.

Introducing MSCI ESG fund ratings

Introducing MSCI ESG fund ratings

We’ve introduced ratings for 32,000 funds, helping clients understand the resiliency of portfolios to ESG risk and opportunities.

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ESGNow

The latest ESG news and research, from climate change to corporate action, in this weekly podcast.