ESG Company Assessment


MSCI ESG Research provides research, ratings, and analysis of companies’ financially material risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors. Through an in-depth analysis of material issues within a sector and rigorous benchmarking against sector peers, MSCI ESG Ratings can reveal hidden investment risks or opportunities that may not be captured by conventional financial analyses.

Based on our partnership with MSCI ESG Research, we’re able to work with comprehensive ESG company assessments and industry leading global coverage. This is important as investors are becoming increasingly aware of the potential risk and value impact on their investments linked with macro ESG trends. From natural resource scarcity to changing governance standards, from global workforce management to evolving regulatory landscape, ESG factors can impact the long-term risk and return profile of investment portfolios. MSCI ESG Ratings can help investors understand ESG-driven risks and opportunities – and help integrate these factors into the portfolio construction and management process.

MSCI ESG Ratings looks beyond ‘green washing’ and analyzes over 6,000 global companies. The global team of research analysts assesses thousands of ESG data points across 34 ESG issues, focusing on the intersection between a company’s core business and its key industry ESG issues that can create significant financial risks and opportunities for the company.

Companies are rated by MSCI ESG analysts on an ‘AAA- CCC’ scale relative to the standards and performance of their industry peers. The MSCI ESG Ratings provide a signal to investors measuring the extent to which a company is well positioned to manage the financially material risks and opportunities arising from key ESG trends. The MSCI ESG Ratings are intended to be style-neutral and can be applied to either equity or bond portfolios.

The MSCI ESG Ratings are available on yourSRI.com and cover all companies (large & midcaps) within the MSCI ACWI (All Country World) Index. To learn more about MSCI ESG Ratings , visit yourSRI.com, contact CSSP Client Services or click here.

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MSCI ESG Impact Monitor allows institutional investors to analyze a company’s significant social and environmental impacts and its ability to manage those impacts. Investors are able to determine company involvement in major ESG controversies, how well companies adhere to international norms and principles, and to assess company strategies, disclosure and performance with respect to these norms and principles.

MSCI’s ESG unqiue Impact Monitor report can be seen as a dedicated reputational risk analysis tool and is designed to provide timely, consistent and extensive assessments of ESG controversies involving publicly traded companies. It allows investors to determine how well companies adhere to international norms and principles such as the UN Global Compact and ILO Core Conventions.

MSCI ESG Impact Monitor uses more than 30 performance indicators to evaluate 5,000 companies, including constituents of the MSCI World Index and all companies on the MSCI ACWI Index. MSCI ESG Impact Monitor notes when companies breach global norms and conventions such as the UN Global Compact and ILO Core Conventions. Company scoring is communicated through a simple ‘traffic light’ code.

The ESG Impact Monitor Reports are available on yourSRI.com covering all companies (large & midcaps) of the MSCI ACWI (All Country World) Index. To learn more about MSCI ESG Impact Monitor, visit yourSRI.com, contact CSSP Client Services or click here.