MSCI Launches Solution for Companies to Assess, Compare ESG and Climate Performance
Investment data and research provider MSCI announced today the launch of MSCI Corporate Sustainability Insights, a new solution aimed at enabling sustainability executives at listed companies to set ESG and climate goals and track progress, and to compare their sustainability data against peers.
MSCI said that the new solution comes as companies are increasingly setting ESG and climate-related goals, and ramping the level of sustainability-related disclosures, as ESG issues have grown in importance for investors and regulators have raised climate and sustainability reporting requirements.
Beth Byington, Global Head of Corporate ESG and Climate Solutions at MSCI, said:
“The ESG and climate needs of companies have evolved dramatically as new reporting requirements from regulators and institutional investors have emerged in recent years. It is now more important than ever for listed companies to speak a common language with these audiences about financial opportunities and risks associated with subjects like climate change.”
The company said that the new solution was designed to help executives increase their understanding of the ESG and climate challenges and opportunities facing their companies. Key features include visualizations of MSCI ESG Research risk and performance data, including company ESG Ratings, ESG Controversies, and Sustainable Development Goals Net Alignment profiles, in order to provide insights supporting strategic planning and investor engagement, as well as access to tools such as MSCI ESG Research’s Climate Value-at-Risk and Implied Temperature Rise solutions, providing views into risk exposure and alignment with global climate goals.
The solution also helps identify potential disclosure gaps in carbon-related commitments through the MSCI Target Explorer tool, and provides views into climate-related risks and opportunities compared with industry peers based on TCFD reporting recommendations.
“MSCI Corporate Sustainability Insights was created to help corporate leaders, such as chief sustainability officers, gain further transparency into their ESG and climate profile. We hope these deeper insights will allow them to take quick, decisive action to meet their unique sustainability goals.”