Announcements & Updates
MSCI ESG IVA, IM and BISR Updates
In Q2 2012, MSCI ESG Research has published a series of IVA ratings and company reports, released new Impact Monitor controversies scores and issued BISR screening updates.
Important Systems Upgrade
MSCI ESG Research is upgrading its systems. In order to accommodate this upgrade, we are changing to a new hosting facility provider and moving the ESG production server locations. The moves will require clients to update firewall rules and change URL and IP settings. ESG Manager, iRatings and FTP/STFP sites will be impacted.
MSCI ESG Portfolio Analytics
MSCI recently launched MSCI ESG Portfolio Analytics, a unique analysis tool, which allows for multi-dimensional risk assessment at portfolio level. The tool provides an objective, standardized framework for measuring and benchmarking the ESG characteristics and risk profile of portfolios relative to index benchmarks.
Emerging ESG Trends in Asia
Asia‘s mix of population growth and an aging population in many markets, climate change and a range of other catalysts are transforming sustainability into a material issue for companies and investors alike. With global business and investing moving towards a more sustainable model, institutional investors need to position themselves for a future that may look dramatically different from the past.
ESG Research Survey – Please participate in our survey to share your views on Emerging ESG Trends & Risks in Asia!
Press Release – MSCI and Barclays Announce Partnership to Create Global ESG Fixed Income Indices
Research Report – Labour and Human Rights Standards in Corporate Australia
Research Paper – Global Sustainable Government Bonds Strategy for LGS in Australia
Research Paper – MSCI ESG Research: First ESG Rating of Facebook
Webcast – ESG Leadership Forum 2012: The Future of Responsible Investing
ESG Integration Roundtable
The Business Case for ESG in Institutional Investment
Responsible investment (RI) is developing fast. Yet, at the same time, RI is undergoing a series of mutations. These include the global consolidation of ESG research houses and the impact of the financial crisis on institutional investment (governance) and the encroaching danger of issues such as climate change and resource stress (environmental) and ever-present controversies in corporate supply chains on issues such as human rights and pollution (social). In this context, MSCI ESG Research and Responsible-Investor.com hosted a roundtable discussion, to take stock of what responsible investment has become, what it means for institutional investors and where it is heading.
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Industry in Focus
E&S Implications in the Food Sector
Environmental and social concerns are becoming material issues in the food sector due to a range of catalysts, including growth of consumer demand, new market segments, rising commodity prices, product innovation, and climate change. But what is the macro- and socio-economic impact of these ESG issues? How can the world’s leading food producers become committed to shrinking their global environmental footprints while growing their market share? And what’s the impact of E&S issues on the financial performance of listed equities in the food sector? MSCI ESG Research, Credit Suisse and WWF recently conducted a joint-webinar and ESG research survey to evaluate key E&S issues in the food sector, assess their effect on commodity prices and discuss their impact on the risk/return profile of securities and portfolios.
ESG Research Survey Results – E&S Implications in the Food and Beverage Sector
Webcast – ESG Implications in the Food and Beverage Sector
GTQ Conference hosted by MSCI in London: Investing in Responsibility, 15 November 2012
Join us in London on 15 November 2012 for a one-day conference consisting of two tracks, bringing together current research and practice for an insightful and thought provoking debate on the opportunities being offered and challenges being faced within the Responsible Investment and Corporate Sustainability industries.
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