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MSCI BlogThe Doctor Is Making House Calls: Capturing Exposure to Telehealth
Telehealth has the potential to reduce inequalities in access to care as well as relieve strain on health systems. We tested an approach that combines natural-language processing and MSCI ESG Ratings screens.
MSCI BlogIs ESG Investing a Price Bubble? Probably Not.
Inflows into ESG funds have soared in recent years and months, in part motivated by outperformance since the COVID-19 pandemic erupted. But have these inflows become a self-fulfilling prophecy, creating an ESG bubble?
MSCI Blog2021 ESG Trends to Watch
Climate. ESG bubbles. Disclosure. Social inequality. Biodiversity. The topics don’t get much bigger — or more systemic. Here’s our analysis of the five ESG trends that will matter most to companies and their investors in 2021.
ESG Ratings: ESG Ratings Search Tool
Our public ESG Ratings corporate search tool allows you to search over 2,800 companies; constituents of the MSCI ACWI Index.
Research PaperWomen on Boards: 2020 Progress Report
Press ReleaseMSCI launches public tool to help corporates and industry stakeholders understand its ESG Ratings model
ESG Investing: ESG Ratings
ESG Rating is designed to measure a company’s resilience to long-term, industry material environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks.
MSCI BlogWhat ESG Ratings Tell Us About Corporate Bonds
How did incorporating ESG factors affect the performance of corporate-bond portfolios? Did ESG add insights beyond credit ratings? How did ESG impact risk and performance of investment-grade and high-yield bonds? Short-dated versus long-dated bonds?
Research PaperFoundations of ESG Investing in Corporate Bonds
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing is a very broad field with many different investment approaches addressing various investment objectives across asset classes. While there are many studies relating to ESG in equities, the risk assessment of ESG considerations within fixed income may be equally if not more important. Bonds have limited upside, but in a negative scenario, investors can potentially lose all their invested capital. At a top level, we can break down ESG...
Research PaperManaging Portfolios in a Low-Rates Age
The low-rate environment of recent years has affected institutional investors across the spectrum, particularly the insurance sector, which has traditionally allocated a large portion of assets to fixed income. Lower returns from fixed income of late has meant some insurers have had to revise their asset allocations toward assets such as equities. While equities can potentially increase long-term performance, their returns have been more volatile than those of bonds, even over longer horizons...