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 the 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
MSCI Blog

More than a feeling: Quantifying consumer sentiment

Jul 17, 2019

Among a flood of alternative data sources, consumer sentiment based on citations online stood out.

MSCI Blog

Is there another Woodford waiting to happen?

Jul 11, 2019

When the Woodford Equity Income Fund suspended redemptions on June 3, 2019, it showed how, when a fund’s liquidity profile is misaligned with its shareholder profile and redemption constraints, a single large redemption request can trigger gating. 

Legislation

MSCI ESG Research LLC. is a Registered Investment Adviser under the Investment Adviser Act of 1940. The most recent SEC Form ADV filing, including Form ADV Part 2A, is available on the U.S. SEC’s website at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov.

MIFID2/MIFIR notice: MSCI ESG Research LLC does not distribute or act as an intermediary for financial instruments or structured deposits, nor does it deal on its own account, provide execution services for others or manage client accounts. No MSCI ESG Research product or service supports, promotes or is intended to support or promote any such activity. MSCI ESG Research is an independent provider of ESG data, reports and ratings based on published methodologies and available to clients on a subscription basis.  We do not provide custom or one-off ratings or recommendations of securities or other financial instruments upon request.

ESG ADV 2A
ESG ADV 2B (brochure supplement)