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MSCI BlogESG and the cost of capital
We know a lot about the relationship between companies’ ESG characteristics and financial performance. But was there a correlation between ESG scores and cost of capital?
MSCI BlogHow climate change may ‘flood’ global equities
Of all the threats to the environment from climate change, sea-level rise may be one of the most devastating and permanent. The question for global equity investors is how coastal-flooding risks may affect their portfolios.
MSCI Blog2020 ESG trends to watch
ESG themes are long-term, but some can emerge with sudden force. We are watching five trends we believe will unfold in 2020 to catapult ESG investing into the new decade.
MSCI BlogCEO Pay: Trick or Treat?
Some large asset owners are increasingly coming to believe that many executive pay schemes don’t align the interests of CEOs and investors. There appears to be an increasing focus on pay plan simplicity and transparency.
MSCI BlogRetire in Monte Carlo? Simulating retirement outcomes
Despite global equity performance, U.S. DC plan participants may be ill prepared to meet retirement-spending needs. We assessed four equity-allocation scenarios — including an equity multifactor allocation and integration of ESG views — to see which performed best.
MSCI BlogIs the US tech sector ignoring minority talent?
Looking in one’s backyard for human capital.
MSCI BlogIs climate-change risk all about fossil fuels? Think again.
When it comes to reducing greenhouse gases, investors tend to focus on fossil fuels and power generation. But other companies also need to adapt to a lower-carbon world. We look at the implications for five types of companies.
MSCI BlogUnderwater assets? Real estate exposure to flood risk
Real estate investors are buying and leasing assets that might be jeopardized by a climate-changed world. A new analysis can help investors identify high-risk U.K. locations.
MSCI BlogLooking inside ESG indexes
Many investors want to stick to their values or beliefs, as well as meet certain financial objectives. How can ESG indexes help them address these goals?
MSCI BlogThe last straw: Will plastic become the next stranded asset?
Oil and gas companies are accelerating investment in plastics, in response to the shift away from fossil fuels. But is this pivot sustainable? Could plastic become the next stranded asset?