We believe that investors and other financial market participants must act to prevent the worst effects of a warming climate and to integrate financially relevant environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into their investment processes.
By driving the transition to an economy that removes as much greenhouse gas as it puts in, and by embedding ESG as a core component of portfolio construction, investors can manage emerging risks, identify new opportunities and align their portfolios with a changing world.
Our call to action
MSCI urges investors globally to integrate climate ESG and climate considerations throughout their investment processes if they are to contribute to an effective and balanced transition toward a new era of sustainable growth.
Principles of Sustainable Investing
Our principles of sustainable investing provide a framework to illustrate concrete steps that investors can undertake to improve practices for ESG integration across the investment value chain.
The Role of Capital in the Net-Zero Revolution
We have called on capital-markets participants to help accelerate the shift to a net-zero economy, and outlined a series of steps that asset owners, companies and investment managers can take.
The MSCI Net-Zero Tracker
The MSCI Net-Zero Tracker provides an objective gauge of climate action by the world’s listed companies and their progress toward the global goal of limiting future warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
ESG & Climate Solutions
Data, research and solutions for decision-making
ESG and climate solutions from MSCI include indexes, data and research-driven, technology-enabled tools that help investors mitigate the risks and identify the opportunities of a changing world and navigate the transition to a low-carbon economy. Every model, analytical tool and insight for bringing greater clarity to ESG and climate investing that we produce is designed to help clients make sustainability part of their long-term strategies and reflects our broader mission of helping clients build better portfolios.
We are proud to be a leader in driving transparency as investors sharpen their focus on the financial impact of climate change and the value of ESG data, ratings and disclosure standards. We make MSCI’s ESG Ratings and Implied Temperature Rise publicly available and searchable without charge for more than 2,900 listed companies globally.
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1MSCI ESG and climate ratings, research and data are produced by MSCI ESG Research LLC (“MSCI ESG Research”), a subsidiary of MSCI Inc. MSCI ESG Indexes, Analytics and Real Estate are products of MSCI Inc. that utilize information from MSCI ESG Research. MSCI Indexes are administered by MSCI Limited (U.K.).