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MSCI BlogYour portfolio’s carbon footprint may be smaller than you think
In recent years, many institutional investors have committed to measure and lower exposure to carbon emissions in their portfolios. But that presents a challenge: how to estimate such exposure, given the lack of disclosure by most companies about their carbon emissions?
MSCI BlogAre CEOs Paid for Performance?
Has CEO pay reflected long-term stock performance? In a word, “no.”.
Companies that awarded their Chief Executive Officer (CEOs) higher equity incentives had below-median returns based on a sample of 429 large-cap U.S. companies from 2005 to 2015.
MSCI BlogThe Crisis of Affordability in Real Estate
Two-thirds of the world’s population is expected to live in cities by 2050, up from 54% in 2014, according to the United Nations. Yet, as of the end of 2015, we found that housing for people in the middle of the income pyramid is unaffordable for most cities and countries that we studied.
MSCI BlogLooking more closely at intra-corporate pay gaps
Companies that paid top executives far more than they paid their rank-and-file workers tended to be less profitable over time than those that had narrow gaps between worker and executive pay, research by MSCI ESG Research suggests.
MSCI BlogIncorporating sustainable impact in your investment process
Institutional investors increasingly are looking for ways to steer capital toward companies that help to address major social and environmental challenges.
MSCI BlogMSCI INTRODUCES ESG QUALITY SCORES FOR MUTUAL FUNDS, ETFs
A new initiative by MSCI ESG Research is designed to allow asset managers to differentiate funds based on the environmental, social and governance (ESG) characteristics of the underlying investments.
MSCI Blog2016 ESG TRENDS TO WATCH: OPPORTUNITIES AND RISKS
Environmental, social and governance concerns may play a growing role in investment matters in 2016. These trends reflect a softening economy, a long-term shift to a low carbon economy, a generational changeover and institutional forces.
MSCI BlogThe Paris Climate Deal: Implications for Companies
Global listed companies’ current carbon reduction targets fall well short of the proposed aggregate emissions target announced in the Paris climate deal, suggesting that countries may impose tougher regulations.
MSCI BlogRAISING MINIMUM GOVERNANCE STANDARDS
Institutional investors concerned with excessive investor and corporate focus on short-term results are seeking to improve minimum corporate governance standards of their portfolio companies.
MSCI BlogWomen on Boards: Global Trends in Gender Diversity
Many institutional investors are increasingly focused on the gender composition of company boards, according to our research. Some studies show significant outperformance by companies with women on boards, though no one can show a direct link between the two.