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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...
NewsletterESG Update - December 2010
ESG Update From MSCI | December 2010 Online Version ESG.firstname.lastname@example.org This week in ESG Update Updates and Improvements to Global Compact Plus ProductHot Topics at ESG InsightPast MSCI ESG Research Free WebinarsProduct Updates MSCI ESG Research Product NewsUpdates and Improvements to Global Compact Plus ProductWe are pleased to announce updates to our Global Compact+ (GC+) product beginning December 20, 2010. GC+ assesses company performance relative to the...
WebcastGreen is the New Black: Sustainability, Growth and Risk in the Apparel Retail Industry
Green is the New Black: Sustainability, Growth and Risk in the Apparel Retail Industry December 02, 2010 | LiveMeeting MSCI cordially invites you to a webinar where we will provide an introduction to the sustainability in the Apparel Retail Industry.As investors try to pick the winning retailer of the 2010 holiday season they will notice a subtle transformation gripping the sector: the modern consumer is not only cost-sensitive, but is also environmentally and socially...
NewsletterESG Update - November 2010
ESG Update From MSCI | November 2010 Online Version ESG.learn.more@msci This week in ESG Update Green is the New Black: Sustainability, Growth and Risk in the Apparel Retail IndustryAsset Managers find New Source of Alpha - Responsible InvestingHot Topics at ESG InsightEventsProduct Updates Free December 2 WebinarGreen is the New Black: Sustainability, Growth and Risk in the Apparel Retail IndustryAs investors try to pick the winning retailer of the 2010 holiday...
WebcastRegister: Navigating Chemical Product Liability