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As we plunge into 2021, against the backdrop of a continuing global pandemic, the mounting urgency of the climate crisis, and accelerating regulatory requirements for the investment industry, we’re watching five ESG trends that we believe will present new challenges — and opportunities — for both investors and issuers.


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2021 ESG Trends to Watch

Climate. ESG bubbles. Disclosure. Social inequality. Biodiversity. Big and systemic themes will shape the ESG investment market in the coming year. These are the five ESG and climate trends we think will matter most in 2021.

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Climate Solutions

MSCI offers a suite of tools to help institutional investors benchmark, measure and manage portfolio exposure to climate risk and identify low carbon investment opportunities.1

MSCI Principles of Sustainable Investing

In January 2020, we published The MSCI Principles of Sustainable Investing urging all investors globally to integrate ESG considerations into their investment processes.

ESG Ratings

We rate over 8,500 companies (14,000 issuers including subsidiaries) and more than 680,000 equity and fixed income securities globally (as of October 2020), collecting thousands of data points for each company.

Climate Solutions

MSCI offers a suite of tools to help institutional investors benchmark, measure and manage portfolio exposure to climate risk and identify low carbon investment opportunities.1

MSCI Principles of Sustainable Investing

In January 2020, we published The MSCI Principles of Sustainable Investing urging all investors globally to integrate ESG considerations into their investment processes.

ESG Ratings

We rate over 8,500 companies (14,000 issuers including subsidiaries) and more than 680,000 equity and fixed income securities globally (as of October 2020), collecting thousands of data points for each company.

2021 ESG Trends Disclaimer

1Climate Data and Metrics, Climate Risk Reporting and Scenario Analysis are provided by MSCI ESG Research LLC. MSCI ESG Indexes and Analytics utilize information from, but are not provided by, MSCI ESG Research LLC. MSCI Indexes and Analytics are products of MSCI Inc. and are administered by MSCI Limited (UK).

 

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