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MSCI Climate Indexes 

Analysis by the MSCI Climate Risk Center has shown the increasingly significant threat climate change poses to the long-term resilience of investment portfolios1. Our aim is to equip investors with the tools to benchmark, measure and manage exposure to climate risk and identify sustainable investment opportunities.

Our Climate Indexes address your climate objectives

MSCI offers climate indexes for both Equity & Fixed Income that aim to meet the variety of needs of institutional investors who wish to address climate change. The MSCI Climate Indexes can help reduce fossil fuel exposure, mitigate transition & physical risks, capture opportunities and align with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Key features of MSCI Climate Indexes

Climate Paris Aligned Indexes

MSCI Climate Paris Aligned Equity and Fixed Income Indexes are designed to address climate change in a holistic way by minimizing exposure to transition & physical climate risks and helping investors pursue new opportunities, while aiming to align with the Paris Agreement requirements of limiting global warming to no more than 1.5°C.
The indexes are designed to enable investors to holistically integrate climate risk considerations in their global equity investment process, while increasing diversification through a simple, rules-based reweighting methodology.
Launched in 2014, they are the first index series designed to address two dimensions of carbon risks: long term risk by reducing the index’s exposure to not only carbon emissions but also fossil fuel reserves and short-term risk by aiming to have a low tracking error compared to the parent index


What sets MSCI Climate Indexes apart?

What sets MSCI Climate Indexes apart ?

  • Going Beyond EU Standards

    MSCI Climate Indexes are designed to go beyond EU minimum standards for institutional investors seeking to address climate change risks & opportunities in a holistic manner.

  • Multi Asset and Customization Options

    MSCI offers Climate Indexes for both Equity & Fixed Income.

    MSCI Climate Indexes can be used as a standalone index or as an overlay to an ESG strategy. They can also include various customizations

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Contact our Client Service team to learn more about our climate indexes or to discuss your own climate objectives

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Further reading

Climate Paris Related cards

ESG Climate Indexes


MSCI ESG Ratings, Carbon Data, Low Carbon Transition Score Climate VaR and research provided by MSCI ESG Research LLC. MSCI ESG Indexes utilize information from, but are not provided by, MSCI ESG Research LLC. MSCI Equity Indexes are products of MSCI Inc. and are administered by MSCI UK Limited.