Harmonising ESG reporting - the search for the Holy Grail
The quest is on, to find one standard to unite the globe! Is it destined for success or failure, asks Peter Cripps
Q&A with MSCI's Laura Nishikawa
MSCI's managing director of ESG Research answers questions about the future of ESG, what investors are asking for, and efforts to harmonise reporting frameworks.
Exclusive: MSCI developing assessments of companies' decarbonisation targets
MSCI is building a dataset of companies' sustainability targets, and plans to assess their level of ambition...
Asian asset owners starting to 'leapfrog' other regions in ESG, says MSCI
Asset owners in Asia are beginning to leapfrog those in Europe and the US in terms of integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into their investments, according to MSCI.
50 shades of green bonds - and 50 ways of assessing them
Ratings agencies have weighed into the green bond market in the past year, adding to the raft of existing tools for assessing bonds. Where is this increasingly crowded marketplace heading, asks Peter Cripps
ESG ratings for funds
Sustainability scores for funds are not perfect, but are a useful addition to the many tools available to responsible investors, reflects Hamza Ali
Investors to struggle with low-carbon portfolios as corporates fall short of targets
Investors will struggle to find sufficient low-carbon equities to keep them in line with national emissions targets, according to research.
Barclays-MSCI Green Bond Index may assess performance of issuers
The proposed green bond index from Barclays and MSCI is likely to take the issuer's green credentials into consideration when deciding which bonds to include.