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MSCI ESG Ratings

BACKGROUND


MSCI Ratings has an extensive track record, having conducted ESG ratings of over 6,400 companies (11,800 total issuers, including subsidiaries) since the year 2000, covering nearly all the major financial indexes worldwide.

MSCI rates companies based on the material risk in the sector and geography as well as accounting for the size of the organization. MSCI’s global team of 170 experienced research analysts assesses thousands of data points across 37 ESG Key Issues, focusing on the intersection between a company’s core business and the industry issues that can create significant risks and opportunities for companies. It conducts a systematic ongoing daily monitoring of controversies and governance events, and an in-depth quality review processes at all stages of rating, including formal committee review.

The independent assessor found that MSCI ESG Ratings met the SPLC Supplier Ratings Framework, with a solid organizational structure, transparent rating methodology, scalability and accessibility to suppliers. , with a global coverage, comprehensive sustainability data coverage, and an experienced team.

 


KEY CHARACTERISTICS

ProviderMSCIWebsitehttps://www.msci.com/esg-integration
Launch date2000ContactVéronique Menou
Ratings team size>170EmailVeronique.menou@msci.com 
Ratings formatAAA to CCC
Cost for suppliersN/A
Cost for buyers/ purchasersPrice on request
AccessibleNo. Client request required.
CustomizableWhile ratings cannot be customized, MSCI ESG Research also provides a range of other ESG data products that can be used in a client’s custom model.  

COVERAGE

MSCI rates OVER 6,400 companies from the following world regions:

# of Rated CompaniesNorth AmericaCentral & South AmericaEuropeAfricaMiddle EastAsiaAustralia/ Oceania
> 6,400✔ ✔ 

SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES ADDRESSED

MSCI ESG Rating addresses 40 indicators covering the following environmental, social, and economic/governance issues:

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Emissions and Pollution Reduction
Energy (Renewable, Efficiency, Conservation)
Environmental Compliance & Reporting
Hazardous Substances
Land Use & Biodiversity
Materials Sourcing
Product Lifecycle Management
Resource Use & Replenishment
Water
Waste Reduction
Wastewater

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Child Labor
Community Engagement
Community Investment
Disciplinary Practices
Forced/Compulsory Labor
Freedom of Association & Right to Collective Bargaining
Harassment & Abuse
Human Rights
Managing Retrenchment
Non-Discrimination
Training & Employee Development
Wages
Working Hours
Worker Health & Safety

 

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Anti-Corruption
Business Integrity
Conflicts of Interest
Disclosure of Information
Fair & Honest Marketing
Intellectual Property
No Improper Advantage
Protection of Identity & Privacy (employee and customer)

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Economic Performance 
Green Product Affordability
Incorporate ESG Issues in Investment Decisions
Management & Grievance Reporting System in Place
Supports SMEs
Develops Markets for Sustainable Products and Services
Promotes Fair Trade

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