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Human capital risks in a changing world

Nov 25, 2019 YOUNG Andrew, EASTMAN Meggin Thwing

In a changing world, companies’ ability to recruit, retain, develop and engage their workers is more central to value creation than ever. Through a wide-ranging literature review, we identified key measurable factors driving companies’ exposure to human capital risks. Top of the list: competition for highly skilled talent and labor-intensive operations.

Research Paper

Women on boards: 2019 progress report

Nov 20, 2019 EMELIANOVA Olga, MILHOMEM Christina

Women’s representation on corporate boards climbed to 20% in 2019, up from 17.9% in 2018 and 17.3% in 2017. At the current pace, a 50/50 gender split among global directors might be reached by 2044, according to our latest report.

MSCI Blog

CEO Pay: Trick or Treat?

Oct 30, 2019 Ric Marshall

Some large asset owners are increasingly coming to believe that many executive pay schemes don’t align the interests of CEOs and investors. There appears to be an increasing focus on pay plan simplicity and transparency.

Research Paper

Climate risk in private real estate portfolios: What’s the exposure?

Oct 17, 2019 MOLLOD Gillian, ROBSON Will

As a long-term asset class, private real estate is especially vulnerable to climate-related events, such as water stress, hurricanes and flooding.

MSCI Blog

Retire in Monte Carlo? Simulating retirement outcomes

Oct 11, 2019 Anil Rao

Despite global equity performance, U.S. DC plan participants may be ill prepared to meet retirement-spending needs. We assessed four equity-allocation scenarios, all following a common glidepath and bond allocation, to see which performed best.

MSCI Blog

Is the US tech sector ignoring minority talent?

Oct 1, 2019 Meggin Thwing Eastman

Looking in one’s backyard for human capital.

Is climate-change risk all about fossil fuels? Think again.
MSCI Blog

Is climate-change risk all about fossil fuels? Think again.

Sep 19, 2019 Michael Disabato

When it comes to reducing greenhouse gases, investors tend to focus on fossil fuels and power generation. But other companies also need to adapt to a lower-carbon world. We look at the implications for five types of companies.

MSCI Blog

Underwater assets? Real estate exposure to flood risk

Sep 17, 2019 Gillian Mollod, Will Robson

Real estate investors are buying and leasing assets that might be jeopardized by a climate-changed world. A new analysis can help investors identify high-risk U.K. locations.

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Foundations of ESG investing

Foundations of ESG investing

How ESG integration has affected benchmarks and index-based, factor and active portfolios.

Introducing MSCI ESG fund ratings

Introducing MSCI ESG fund ratings

We’ve introduced ratings for 32,000 funds, helping clients understand the resiliency of portfolios to ESG risk and opportunities.

ESGNow

ESGNow

The latest ESG news and research, from climate change to corporate action, in this weekly podcast.