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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?

Where there’s smoke: Cannabis for investors

Where there’s smoke: Cannabis for investors

Blog post: Exposure to companies with ties to the cannabis industry raises challenges for investors. Some have sought to keep their portfolios cannabis-free while others have focused on long-term risks and opportunities. How can investors approach this challenge?

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.

Understanding ESG investing

Understanding ESG investing

Research paper: We explain the different methodologies investors can use to integrate ESG considerations into a benchmark, assess their different financial and ESG characteristics and describe potential trade-offs.

A road map for resilient carbon-transition portfolios

A road map for resilient carbon-transition portfolios

Blog post: Is your portfolio ready for the transition to a low-carbon economy? Which companies, industries and sectors are positioned to benefit? Which ones entail greater risks?

Uber vs. Lyft: Who’s at the wheel?

Uber vs. Lyft: Who’s at the wheel?

Blog Post: Ride-sharing companies Lyft and Uber have similar business models but very different ownership structures. Why does this matter? 

Using alternative data to spot ESG risks

Using alternative data to spot ESG risks

Blog Post: The amount of ESG information disclosed by corporations is on the rise. However, investors still often lack a full understanding of potential financially relevant ESG risks. How can they gain a better sense of where their investments are most vulnerable to ESG-related disasters?

Assessing control: measuring and assessing the alignment between economic exposure and voting power at controlled companies

Assessing control: measuring and assessing the alignment between economic exposure and voting power at controlled companies

Research Paper: Where the controlling owners of a company have voting power that is disproportionate to their economic exposure, the company’s minority investors face some degree of increased risk. MSCI ESG Research’s ownership model provides a framework to assess ownership-related risks. Such a framework could assist investors in assessing governance risk or in prioritizing company engagements.

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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.