Understanding MSCI’s Climate Metrics
Jan 10, 2023
With no “one fits all” solution, to help investors identify the most suitable climate metrics, we take an in-depth look at MSCI ESG Research’s climate metrics in terms of what they measure, how they are calculated and their potential use cases.
Climate metrics may differ substantially in terms of their scope and objectives, making it imperative that market participants understand which ones can help in meeting strategy-specific goals and requirements. Investors may also need to consider different metrics at the different stages of their climate-investment process, adding to the challenges. This paper provides a toolkit which explains the key criteria investors could apply in identifying suitable climate metrics.
The climate-investment process
- Manish Shakdwipee, Executive Director, MSCI Research
- Guido Giese, Managing Director, MSCI Research
- Zoltan Nagy, Executive Director, MSCI Research
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