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

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

Research paper: As a long-term asset class, private real estate is especially vulnerable to climate-related events, such as water stress, hurricanes and flooding. We analyzed physical risks in five real estate markets in different regions (Australia, South Africa, the U.S., the U.K. and the Netherlands).

Retire in Monte Carlo? Simulating retirement outcomes

Retire in Monte Carlo? Simulating retirement outcomes

Blog post: 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.

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

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

Blog Post: 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.

Underwater assets? Real estate exposure to flood risk

Underwater assets? Real estate exposure to flood risk

Blog Post: 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.

Looking inside ESG indexes

Looking inside ESG indexes

Blog post: Many investors want to stick to their values or beliefs, as well as meet certain financial objectives. How can ESG indexes help them address these goals?

The last straw: Will plastic become the next stranded asset?

The last straw: Will plastic become the next stranded asset?

Blog post:Oil and gas companies are accelerating investment in plastics, in response to the shift away from fossil fuels. But is this pivot sustainable? Could plastic become the next stranded asset?

TCFD-based reporting: A practical guide for institutional investors

TCFD-based reporting: A practical guide for institutional investors

Research Paper: Institutional investors face growing demands to disclose risks related to climate change. What approaches can different institutions take to meet the new standards issued by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures?

Climate change and climate risk: An index perspective

Climate change and climate risk: An index perspective

Research Paper: A transition to a low-carbon economy could reduce demand for carbon-intensive products and services in favor of low-/zero-carbon counterparts. This migration in demand could also alter the risk-return profile not only of individual companies but also of some entire industries. The MSCI Climate Change Index aims to reflect these potential changes.

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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.

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