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Drashti Shah

Drashti Shah

Associate, MSCI Research

Drashti Shah is a data scientist who researches ESG and climate solutions for asset owners and investment managers. Prior to joining MSCI, she created web and mobile apps for startups. She also volunteered at a crisis text line. She holds a BSc in finance from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a MSc in climate change finance and investment from the University of Edinburgh.

Research and Insights

Articles by Drashti Shah

    Long-Term Performance of MSCI ESG Ratings in APAC Equity Markets

    5 mins read Blog | Apr 8, 2024 | Manish Shakdwipee, Drashti Shah, Guido Giese

    Over the long term, companies with higher MSCI ESG Ratings have outperformed in the Asia Pacific equity markets. Among the three pillars, governance demonstrated the highest outperformance, followed by the social and environmental pillars. 

    Long-Term Performance of MSCI ESG Ratings in European Equity Markets

    5 mins read Blog | Mar 11, 2024 | Guido Giese, Drashti Shah

    Based on a quintile analysis for MSCI ESG Ratings for the MSCI Europe Index, we found that companies in the highest quintile have consistently outperformed those in the lowest quintile since 2013, when these ratings were first introduced. 

    MSCI ESG Ratings in Global Equity Markets: A Long-Term Performance Review

    Research Report | Mar 1, 2024 | Guido Giese, Drashti Shah

     Controlling for sectors, regions and company size, we assessed the financial performance of MSCI ESG Ratings in global and developed markets and found that companies with higher ratings outperformed their lower-rated counterparts over the long term.