Business and financial markets information service provider giant Bloomberg announced today that it has begun offering MSCI ESG Ratings via the Bloomberg Terminal.
MSCI is one of the leading information and service providers for investors. The information provider’s ESG ratings service aims to enable investors to measure a company’s resilience to long-term, financially relevant ESG risks. MSCI ESG Ratings uses a rules-based methodology to identify industry leaders and laggards, rating companies on a ‘AAA to CCC’ scale according to their exposure to ESG risks and how well they manage those risks relative to peers.
Patricia Torres, Global Head of Sustainable Finance Solutions at Bloomberg, said:
“With the shifting regulatory landscape and the demand for long-term sustainable returns, investors need the full picture of ESG data available to make informed decisions. That is why Bloomberg is expanding our ESG data coverage to include third-party data from providers like MSCI. We want our clients to have transparent and quality data that gives them a comprehensive view into the ESG landscape.”
Eric Moen, Head of ESG Products for MSCI ESG Research, said:
“With over 40 years of experience in objectively measuring and modeling ESG performance, MSCI has been at the forefront of providing data, research and other tools to help enable ESG integration across the entire investment process. We are excited to offer comprehensive sophisticated environmental, social and governance analysis and access to ratings from 8,500 companies and more than 680,000 equity and fixed income securities globally through the Bloomberg Terminal to help investors gain the transparency they need to analyze and make better investment decisions.”
The offering of MSCI’s ESG ratings adds to Bloomberg’s suite of ESG tools available for users of the company’s service, including ESG news and research content, ESG indices, and analytics and research workflows built specifically for investors around ESG. Earlier this year, Bloomberg announced the launch of its own proprietary ESG Rating service, comprised of Environmental and Social (ES) scores, initially covering 252 oil and gas companies, as well as board composition scores for over 4,300 companies across multiple sectors.