ESG

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ESG investing
Companies with strong ESG profiles may be better positioned for future challenges and experience fewer instances of bribery, corruption, and fraud. Learn how our MSCI ESG Research and solutions can provide insights into ESG risks and opportunities within multi-asset class portfolios.

What is ESG?

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Our ESG solutions

ESG ratings1

We help institutional investors understand ESG-driven risk and opportunities.

ESG indexes

Our suite of over 1,000 equity and fixed income ESG Indexes2 are designed to represent some of them most prevalent ESG strategies.

ESG analytics

Explore ESG exposures on 650,000 securities and 8 million derivatives to support security selection, portfolio construction, and much more.

ESG Ratings footnotes

1 ESG data, research and ratings are produced by MSCI ESG Research LLC.

2 ESG data, research and ratings are produced by MSCI ESG Research LLC and are used as an input to the MSCI ESG Indexes, calculated by MSCI, Inc.


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Learn more about our ESG solutions

Our team of experts is focused on in-depth research, ratings and analysis of the environmental, social and governance-related business practices of thousands of global companies.

ESG governance metrics

As long-term institutional investors, asset owners often look to managers to more fully assess governance-related risks.

ESG controversies

We provide timely and consistent assessments of ESG controversies involving publicly traded companies and fixed income issuers.

ESG screening

Our business involvement screening research enables institutional investors to satisfy client investment mandates, while managing potential ESG portfolio risks.

ESG sustainable impact metrics

We've developed a framework to allow institutional investors to measure their current exposure and identify sustainable impact solutions.

ESG climate change solutions

We offer a suite of tools to help institutional investors benchmark, measure and manage portfolio exposure to climate risks and opportunities.

ESG fund ratings

We provide the critical transparency necessary to understand, measure and report on the ESG characteristics of more than 32,000 mutual funds and ETFs.

ESG AGR model

Our accounting and governance risk model is designed to help institutional investors, insurers and other financial institutions understand and manage accounting risk.

ESG fixed income solutions

We provide ESG Research for 650,000 equity and fixed income securities globally, and partner on the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI ESG Fixed Income Index Family.

ESG governance metrics

As long-term institutional investors, asset owners often look to managers to more fully assess governance-related risks.

ESG controversies

We provide timely and consistent assessments of ESG controversies involving publicly traded companies and fixed income issuers.

ESG screening

Our business involvement screening research enables institutional investors to satisfy client investment mandates, while managing potential ESG portfolio risks.

ESG sustainable impact metrics

We've developed a framework to allow institutional investors to measure their current exposure and identify sustainable impact solutions.

ESG climate change solutions

We offer a suite of tools to help institutional investors benchmark, measure and manage portfolio exposure to climate risks and opportunities.

ESG fund ratings

We provide the critical transparency necessary to understand, measure and report on the ESG characteristics of more than 32,000 mutual funds and ETFs.

ESG AGR model

Our accounting and governance risk model is designed to help institutional investors, insurers and other financial institutions understand and manage accounting risk.

ESG fixed income solutions

We provide ESG Research for 650,000 equity and fixed income securities globally, and partner on the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI ESG Fixed Income Index Family.

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Why are wealth managers adopting ESG? We discuss with Merrill Edge

Why are wealth managers adopting ESG? We discuss with Merrill Edge

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Blog
Scales weighing up dollars and yuan
MSCI Blog

What could stress emerging markets?

May 24, 2019 Thomas Verbraken

Emerging-market equities and USD-denominated EM sovereign bonds started 2019 with a bang, but recent market turbulence caused by the U.S.-China trade standoff raises a pressing question: What could trigger the next EM downturn?

Beyond headlines: How markets responded to US-China trade talks
MSCI Blog

Beyond headlines: How markets responded to US-China trade talks

May 9, 2019 Zhen Wei

Our analysis suggests that changes in equity-market valuations, analysts’ consensus earnings estimates and data on companies’ revenue exposure are metrics that provided insight into recent market and sector performances.