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Research PaperPotential investment implications of chemical regulation in the consumer and retail sectors
Strengthening chemicals-related legislation and an increasing consumer interest in health and wellness are putting heightened pressure on consumer companies to remove hazardous chemicals from their products. Despite strong lobbying campaigns against regulatory reforms and uncertainties around the actual stringency of future restrictions, consumer trends indicate heightened concerns as evidenced by a 200-fold increase in the number of articles in online forums referring to substances such as...
Research PaperMSCI ESG Thematic Report - Australian Carbon Tax Impact
On 10 July 2011, the Australian government announced its Clean Energy Future proposal - comprised of a carbon tax to commence in July 2012, transitioning to an emissions trading scheme after three years, and accompanied by a range of industry and household assistance measures. In the lead up to the announcement, one of the most debated issues had been the appropriate level of assistance to emissions-intensive trade-exposed (EITE) industries. Competing in international markets, individual...
Research PaperMeasuring the Managers: How the Asset Management Industry Integrates ESG
The world of investment is changing: asset owners and managers have become increasingly aware of the potential risk and value impact of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors, and their potential effect on an investment profile. The sudden impact of large scale events, many of which are not just caused by financial mismanagement per se, have lead to billions in aggregate lost retirement savings. The aftershocks of these events are steadily eroding aspects of the old guard’s...
Research PaperIntegrating Technology and Data Security Risk into the Investment Process
Providing IT services increasingly means storing, analyzing, and sometimes selling vast sets of data, a large portion of it personal. 90% of the data that exists in the world was just created in the past two years(1). It includes items like social networking posts, YouTube videos, email, financial records and purchase histories, health records, web browsing and search habits, and real-time locations. However, as the cost of data breaches and privacy controversies continue to rise each year,...
NewsletterESG Update - July 2011
ESG Update From MSCI | July 2011 Online Version Contact Us ESG Events CalendarClient Announcements and UpdatesResearch Report - Australian Carbon Tax ImpactESG Integration in the Asset Management IndustryIndustry in Focus - Best Practices in Product Chemicals Management ESG Events CalendarMSCI ESG Research / UK SIF partner seminar on the 'UK Bribery Act'23 August 2011, LondonSeminar Register todayBest Practices in Product Chemicals...
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.