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Are Audit Firms Spread Too Thin?

Mar 28, 2024 Jonathan Ponder, Ahasan Amin

The auditing industry is facing several challenges, including fee concentration and a decline in practicing accountants. We assess the current state of play to identify potential areas of concern and the impact these could have on investors.

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Green Bonds and Climate — Towards a Quantitative Method

Jan 1, 2024

While examining use of proceeds remains a key element of analyzing green bonds, we highlight four additional metrics to assess these bonds and their issuers in a more quantitative way. They offer a new set of lenses with which to tackle the analysis.

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An Investor's Guide to Nature and Biodiversity Risks and Impacts

Dec 15, 2023

Investors thinking about biodiversity are asking questions such as, how do I know which holdings are most vulnerable to biodiversity loss? And, can I measure biodiversity risk exposure across my portfolio? We aim to help them start finding answers. 

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COP28: Key Takeaways for Investors from the Global Climate Summit

Dec 14, 2023

COP28 concluded with an agreement for countries to transition away from fossil fuels, marking a historic pivot away from the primary sources of energy that have powered society for nearly 200 years. How can countries — and investors — address these goals? 

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機関投資家のESG格付けに対する見方を理解する

Dec 4, 2023
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Understanding Institutional Investors’ Perspective on ESG Ratings

Dec 4, 2023

Understanding ESG risks and opportunities from the perspective of investors could be invaluable for issuers. We examine how investors think about ESG factors and how they incorporate them into their investment processes. 

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How Canadian Asset Owners Are Seizing Investment Opportunities as Risks Evolve

Nov 16, 2023 Henry Fernandez, Ashley Lester, Raman Aylur Subramanian, Chris Cote

Attendees at the recent MSCI Canadian Institutional Investor Forum discussed and debated the challenges and opportunities created by massive structural, macroeconomic, societal and technological shifts in the investment landscape.

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Sustainable-Debt Issuers on a More Credible Decarbonization Path, but Is It Enough?

Nov 13, 2023 Jakub Malich, Vishakha Pandey, Anett Husi

Corporate decarbonization targets without capital commitments can lack credibility, and issuers of labeled corporate bonds led other bond issuers on climate targets. But just how well did these issuers perform in our assessment? 

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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.

ESG Fund Ratings

ESG Fund Ratings

MSCI ESG Fund Ratings aim to measure the resilience of mutual funds and ETFs to long term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

ESG Now

ESG Now

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