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NewsletterESG Update - June 2011
ESG Update From MSCI | June 2011 Online Version Contact Us MSCI ESG Research Events CalendarMSCI ESG IVA - Client Announcements and UpdatesLaunch of New MSCI ESG Manager Platform with Impact MonitorMSCI Expands Family of ESG Indices Hot Topic - Integrating ESG into the Investment ProcessIndustry in Focus - Technology and Data Security Risk MSCI ESG Research Events CalendarWebinar - Introducing MSCI ESG ManagerJuly 7 Register...
NewsletterESG Update - May 2011
ESG Update From MSCI | May 2011 Online Version Contact Us Upcoming MSCI ESG Research Events in June and JulyMSCI ESG IVA - Industry and Company Updates in MayIntegrating Operational Stability into Investment Analysis of Mining StocksIndustry in Focus - Systemic Risk in Banking SectorHot Topic - Implications of the Nuclear Disaster in Japan Upcoming MSCI ESG Research EventsSeminar - Systemic Risk in the Banking SectorJune 9, Amsterdam Register today MSCI...
Research PaperWhich banks create the most social utility for the least systemic risk?
In the same way that utilities spew smoke in the course of providing power, banks emit systemic risk in the process of financing our economy. Banks have been blamed by investors, politicians and regulators for excessive risk taking that destabilized the global economy. In our recent industry report, comparing social performance of 17 investment banks, we evaluate a more multi-dimensional question: which banks create the most social utility for the least systemic risk? The equilibrium between...
NewsletterESG Update - April 2011
ESG Update From MSCI | April 2011 Online Version Contact Us MSCI ESG IVA - Industry and Company Updates in AprilMSCI ESG Screener Notification - Release of MSCI ESG Manager 1.0Fukushima Accident Dims Prospects for a Nuclear RevivalIntegrating Operational Stability into Investment Analysis of Mining StocksUpcoming MSCI ESG Research EventsMSCI ESG IVAIndustry and Company Updates in AprilThe latest MSCI ESG Research ratings, industry reports and company profiles...
Research PaperFukushima Accident Dims Prospects for a Nuclear Revival
The ongoing Fukushima disaster is a major setback for the nuclear power industry. A much-anticipated “nuclear renaissance” will be slowed and likely curtailed, as happened after the Three Mile Island and Chernobyl accidents . Increased regulatory scrutiny and safety precautions will add to the rising costs of this industry, which is already losing ground to cost-competitive alternatives, like natural gas, renewables and investments in energy efficiency.
NewsletterESG Update - March 2011
ESG Update From MSCI | March 2011 Online Version Contact Us MSCI ESG IVA Industry ChangesImplications of the Japanese Nuclear Disaster: An ESG Research PerspectiveThe Next Storm - How ESG Risks are reconfiguring the Insurance IndustryUpcoming MSCI ESG Research Breakfast SeminarsMSCI ESG ResearchIVA Industry ChangesThe latest MSCI ESG Research IVA Methodology and the Publication Schedule are now available on MSCI ESG iRatings. We continue to make minor...
Research PaperImplications of the Japanese Nuclear Disaster: An ESG Research Perspective
The ongoing nuclear power crisis in Japan will have lasting implications for power generation around the globe. A much-anticipated “nuclear renaissance” could be curtailed as the world absorbs lessons from the worst nuclear accident since the Chernobyl disaster 25 years ago.
NewsletterESG Update - February 2011
ESG Update From MSCI | February 2011 Online Version Contact Us MSCI ESG Research Integration UpdateProduct Launch - The Next Generation of Global Compact Plus (GC+)Upcoming Sustainable Investing EventsMSCI ESG ResearchIntegration UpdateSince MSCI acquired RiskMetrics last summer, MSCI ESG Research has been unifying its legacy product lines into a comprehensive suite of ESG research and analytical tools to leverage expertise and scale. MSCI ESG Research has...
Research PaperThe Next Storm: How ESG Risks are Reconfiguring the Insurance Industry
The 2008 US bailout of American International Group underscored the ties between the insurance sector and the health of the global economy. AIG was granted then-unprecedented access to US Treasury funds, and subjected to a government-led management overhaul.And yet, in 2011, AIG’s management delayed a planned repayment of government funds to bolster reserves in the face of unexpected losses. If a firm that has been a ward of the state for years is still uncovering ugly new surprises,...
Research PaperDodd-Frank Not Just About Banks: Conflict Mineral Reporting Requirements will Affect Chipmakers, Other Electronics Firms
Since its passage in July 2010, the Dodd-Frank Act has gotten a lot of attention, mostly for its sweeping new regulations affecting the financial industry. But buried in all those pages, in Section 1502 to be exact, is also a small provision aimed at addressing the problem of conflict minerals originating from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Along with requiring the US Secretary of State to develop a strategy to address the issue, Dodd-Frank requires companies under the jurisdiction...