MSCI Incorporated offers content, applications, and services to support the needs of institutional investors throughout investment processes. The company operates through three segments: Indexes, Analytics, and Other. The Other segment is comprised of ESG and Real Estate divisions, with the ESG division offering products that institutional investors use for assessing risks and opportunities arising from ESG issues. MSCI operates in more than 30 offices worldwide and has over 2,600 employees.
As a participant in the financial sector, MSCI recognizes the value and future demand for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) analysis and indices and is committed to the sustainability and transparency of financial markets. Thus, the company has created numerous ESG indices, including the MSCI Global Environmental Index (comprised of securities of companies that derive at least 50% of their revenues from environmentally beneficial products and services), Global Green Building Index (which includes developed and emerging market large, mid and small cap companies that derive 50% or more of their revenues from products and services in Green Building), and Global Climate Index (an equal weighted index of companies that operate in three key environmental areas: clean technology and efficiency, renewable energy, and future fuels). These indices bring ESG analysis into the hands of MSCI’s clients to be utilized in their socially responsible investment decisions. Additionally, the company offers custom ESG indices using unique requirements specified by its clients. MSCI’s data centers follow best in class power usage effectiveness practices and more than 70% of its global office space has LEED or BREEAM certifications. The company also contributes to its employees’ charitable giving efforts. MSCI is committed to developing a diverse workforce and maintaining an inclusive environment for every individual. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.
MSCI Incorporated does not release a corporate social responsibility report. Additionally, the company does not disclose its footprint from operations or set goals for its Key Performance Indicators.
Country: United States
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