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Introducing the Access to Nutrition Index

Access to nutrition is a major public health concern with global implications. Today two billion people, or approximately 30% of the world’s population, suffer from undernutrition, while obesity has become a challenge affecting both developed and emerging market countries. The food and beverage industry can play an important role in addressing these global nutrition challenges.

The first Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI) rates companies on their nutrition-related policies, practices and performance and has been developed by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) with the support of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust. MSCI ESG Research is responsible for the scoring and ranking of company performance for the ATNI. MSCI ESG Research also contributed to the development of the methodology, report and company scorecards for the ATNI, and engaged with food and beverage companies as part of the data collection and analysis process.

MSCI ESG Research, ATNI, BNP Paribas Asset Management and Boston Common Asset Management cordially invite you to a webinar introducing the Access to Nutrition Index. During the session, experts from both organizations will outline challenges as well as innovative ways to improve access to nutrition, present the Index methodology and evaluate relevant risks for investors.

The session is hosted by Michelle Lapolla-Friedman, Vice President and Manager of MSCI Custom ESG Research.  Speakers include:

  • Inge Kauer, Executive Director, Access to Nutrition Index
  • Véronique Menou, Senior Analyst, MSCI Custom ESG Research
  • Helena Vines Fiestas, Co-Head of SRI Research, BNP Paribas Asset Management
  • Lauren Compere, Managing Director, Boston Common Asset Management

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