MSCI Sustainability Institute
MSCI announces the establishment of the MSCI Sustainability Institute, which aims to promote market progress in sustainable development and addressing climate change.
The new institute will leverage MSCI’s experience in the investment industry and work with stakeholders such as academic institutions, financial institutions, and regulators to provide assistance in sustainable data, policy and action.
Tasks of MSCI Sustainability Institute
MSCI stated that the institute will be responsible for the following tasks:
- Providing data and knowledge: The Institute will provide sustainable development data, indicators and models to academic researchers and policymakers, and organize training to help them understand the application of data and knowledge.
- Exploring sustainable approaches: The Institute will encourage stakeholders to provide new insights into sustainability and asset allocation decisions, with a focus on issues related to climate resilience.
- Collecting valuable researches: The institute has selected some academic papers that are valuable to investors and companies, focusing on analyzing the relationship between sustainability factors and financial assets.
- Holding sustainability forums: The institute will bring together market participants to communicate on the risks and opportunities of sustainable development and maintain the rigor and objectivity of discussions.
MSCI Sustainability Research Portal
The MSCI Sustainability Institute includes some sustainability-related papers, but focuses its research on the relationship between sustainability factors and financial asset values, risks and returns. These studies often illuminate practical issues for investors and can be applied to financial markets.
At present, the institute has included more than 150 papers, and the publication time ranges from 2019 to 2023. The asset classes include stocks, funds, bonds, etc., and involving multiple aspects including environment, society and governance.