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  • TCFD-Aligned Climate Risk Reporting

    White papers

    TCFD-Aligned Climate Risk Reporting

    2022-07-26T09:52:00Z

    A Practical Guide for Institutional Investors Using MSCI Data and Metrics

  • Implementing Net-Zero- A Guide for Asset Owners

    White papers

    Implementing Net-Zero: A Guide for Asset Owners

    2022-07-19T09:57:00Z

    Preventing the worst effects of climate change will require society to limit the rise in average global temperatures this century to 1.5 degrees Celsius (about 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels. Keeping warming within that threshold demands immediate action to drive the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases (GHG) that we put into the atmosphere to net-zero.

  • Measuring Climate Impact with Total-Portfolio Carbon Footprinting

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    Measuring Climate Impact with Total-Portfolio Carbon Footprinting

    2022-07-18T09:43:00Z

    Carbon footprinting across multi-asset-class portfolios allows investors to measure and manage financed emissions on their road to net-zero emissions. Comparing the financed emissions of the different asset classes, sectors and project types in the investment portfolio can inform decarbonization decisions. For the representative indexes and portfolios, corporate bonds had ...

  • Capital for Climate Action Conference

    Webinar

    Capital for Climate Action Conference

    2022-05-11T10:51:00Z

    The world’s largest investors have pledged to cut portfolio emissions by half this decade and to net-zero in the two that follow. More and more companies are setting climate targets. Now comes the time for converting those commitments to action amid the added urgency to bolster energy security sparked by the conflict in Ukraine.

  • Managing Portfolio Risk Along the Net-Zero Journey

    Research Report

    Managing Portfolio Risk Along the Net-Zero Journey

    2022-04-29T11:05:00Z

    The goal of the Paris Agreement is to limit the average global temperature rise to well below 2°C, and preferably to no more than 1.5°C, by 2021 from pre-industrial levels. To achieve this objective, the world needs to reduce its net emission of greenhouse gases to zero — and soon. In this third MSCI Net-Zero Alignment paper, we examine the challenges presented by both climate change and the net-zero transition to investors looking to measure and manage climate risk in their portfolios.

  • MSCI - Scope 3 emissions

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    Which Scope 3 Emissions Will the SEC Deem ‘Material’?

    2022-04-28T10:57:00Z

    Three categories of Scope 3 emissions — purchased goods and services, use of sold products and investments — contributed over 70% of the total carbon footprint for constituents of the MSCI USA Investable Market Index. We found that constituents of the MSCI USA IMI that report GHG emissions to ...

  • As TCFD Comes of Age, Regulators Take a Varied Approach

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    As TCFD Comes of Age, Regulators Take a Varied Approach

    2022-04-21T11:00:00Z

    As regulators around the world continue to align with Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) standards, 2022 marks a step change, with national-level disclosure requirements for firms set to go live. Our analysis indicates that national regulators are taking different approaches in their implementation of TCFD-aligned climate disclosure ...

  • The MSCI Net-Zero Tracker - March 2022

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    The MSCI Net-Zero Tracker - March 2022

    2022-03-23T11:57:00Z

    The MSCI Net-Zero Tracker offers investors, companies, financial intermediaries and policymakers an objective gauge of the contribution by the world’s public companies to total carbon emissions and their progress toward a net-zero economy.

  • Why MSCI’s Sylvain Vanston says climate action is now everyone’s business

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    Why MSCI’s Sylvain Vanston says climate action is now everyone’s business

    2022-03-17T12:11:00Z

    A major report released recently by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that further delay in global action to drive greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero “will miss a brief and rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a livable future.”

  • MSCI - Reported Emission Footprints- The Challenge is Real

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    Reported Emission Footprints: The Challenge is Real

    2022-03-09T12:02:00Z

    Investors’ ability to make comprehensive assessments of companies’ climate profiles relies on being able to analyze trustworthy corporate disclosures of greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions.

  • Reported Emission Footprints- The Challenge is Real

    White papers

    Reported Emission Footprints: The Challenge is Real

    2022-03-09T09:38:00Z

    Greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions are a key input in climate-related metrics. Fewer than 40% of MSCI ACWI Investable Market Index constituents reported Scope 1 and 2 emissions, however. Fewer than 25% of MSCI ACWI IMI constituents reported Scope 3 GHG emissions. The sum of reported emission breakdowns did not add ...

  • ESG and the Invasion of Ukraine

    Podcast

    ESG and the Invasion of Ukraine

    2022-03-04T12:18:00Z

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has triggered a humanitarian crisis, international sanctions and raised Europe’s geopolitical stakes. For investors, it’s shown how ESG can add deeper dimensions to their questions and decisions.