Financial market data provider Refinitiv announced the availability of MSCI ESG Research reports to Buyside users by request on the Refinitiv Eikon and Workspace platforms. According to Refinitiv, MSCI ESG Research provides institutional investors with a robust ESG integration tool to help them mitigate risk and enhance long term value creation.
Refinitiv has worked over the past several months to add to its suite of ESG information and services offerings. In July, the company rolled out its proprietary Lipper Fund ESG Scores on its platforms, and also launched Sustainable Finance League Tables, measuring new capital raises driving sustainable outcomes, and ranking the investment banks underwriting such activity. Refinitiv also enhanced its due diligence offerings adding ESG and NGO data from Sigwatch to its Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) reports, and acquiring due diligence specialist The Red Flag Group, citing the addition of the Red Flag Group’s ESG due diligence capabilities as one of the benefits of the acquisition.
With the new announcement, Refinitiv customers can now utilize the MSCI ESG Ratings and research reports through the Refinitiv Eikon and Workspace platforms. MSCI ESG Ratings leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and natural language processing augmented with a team of analysts who research and rate companies according to their exposure to industry-specific ESG risks and their ability to manage those risks relative to peers.
Eric Moen, Head of ESG Products for MSCI ESG Research, said:
“We are encouraged that investor demand in ESG integration will only continue to accelerate. We’re pleased to be offering our MSCI ESG Ratings reports through the Refinitiv platform, allowing clients greater flexibility in their workflows and increased access to ESG content.”
Leon Saunders Calvert, Head of Sustainable Investing, Lipper and I&A Insights, Refinitiv, said:
“Refinitiv is focused on mainstreaming the use of ESG data to enable capital to be optimized for prosperous and sustainable outcomes. This collaboration with MSCI, with their industry leading ESG research to be carried over the Refinitiv platform, lends further value to our central role in research distribution and demonstrates our commitment to providing a holistic view of sustainable finance across data, insights, workflow and analytics.”