Research PaperAligning Portfolios with the Paris Agreement
The pressure on institutional investors to act on climate change and demonstrate its influence on their decision-making and portfolio construction continues to grow. Increasingly, the focus is on the alignment of client investment strategies with the decarbonization pathways required to deliver the global 1.5oC increase targeted by the Paris Agreement. This alignment may be achieved by overweighting companies on a credible path to decarbonization or offering green solutions, while in contrast...
Research PaperResearch Insight - Women on Boards: Global Trends in Gender Diversity
Many institutional investors are increasingly focused on the gender composition of company boards. Our latest research shows that companies in the MSCI World Index with strong female leadership generated a Return on Equity of 10.1% per year versus 7.4% for those without, as of September 9, 2015, though we could not establish causality. We found that companies lacking board diversity suffered more governance-related controversies than average. Global asset owners are promoting a 30% global...
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...
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...
WebcastRegister: Navigating Chemical Product Liability