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2020 annual report - Henry bio

Henry A. Fernandez

 

Henry A. Fernandez

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


2020 annual report - Letter to shareholder

Dear fellow shareholders:

MSCI’s mission is to power better investments for a better world by helping global investors build better portfolios. For decades, we have aimed to bring greater transparency and understanding throughout the investment process. We believe that the solutions we provide facilitate more efficient pricing of assets, better capital allocation, and more meaningful and sustainable economic growth, which drives thriving and prosperous societies around the world.

MSCI Net Income (in millions) (unaudited)

MSCI Net Income (in millions) (unaudited)

Through our strategic focus, differentiated capabilities, and mission-critical solutions, MSCI is uniquely positioned to lead the investment industry and enable our clients to address this major shift and the other transformational revolutions taking place in the investment world. For decades, we have worked to prepare clients for, and help bring about the day, when sustainable investing becomes mainstream — and that day has arrived. In January 2020, we published the MSCI Principles of Sustainable Investing, which urges investors to incorporate ESG integration as a core component throughout all aspects of the investment process in order to identify opportunities, manage risks and achieve long-term, sustainable performance. In 2020, we also enhanced our existing ESG-integration tools, such as our ESG Ratings and ESG and Climate indexes, and introduced an innovative Climate Value-at-Risk model to represent climate risk in monetary terms, in order to support clients’ critical investment decisions. We remain committed to expanding our support for clients as the world transitions to a net-zero carbon emissions economy by equipping them with the necessary data, tools, and solutions to meet their objectives.

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